EAGLE'S WINGS SUMMER FLIGHT SCHOOL
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Our 2021 program included the following -
Ground school was the
introduction to engine systems,
flight controls and communication skills
In-Air flight training immediately followed
at Southport Aerospace Ltd.
10 hours of one-on-one airborne instruction
in an Advanced Ultralight airplane included
take offs, landings and aircraft handling
Local transportation and some meals were provided
Open to 14 -19 year olds
We are looking foward to the 2022 program.
Read about the graduates of 2021 below.
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Graduates of 2021
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- Press Release Mon. July 26, 2021Fifteen-year-old Adrian James-Stagg has never driven a car, but he can describe how the yoke, or control wheel, of an Allegro 2000 Advanced Ultralight airplane feels in his hand. “It’s pretty scary. You don’t have to move it that much when you’re making [Read More]
- Press Release June 2021Eagle’s Wings Flight School (EWFS), a volunteer-run, not for profit organization in Portage la Prairie, MB is gearing up for their second summer in the skies with Indigenous students. Young people from five different First Nations across southern Manitoba [Read More]
- Student pilots graduate Eagle’s Wings Flight SchoolOn Thursday, Aug. 13, Eagle’s Wings Flight School (EWFS) commemorated the graduation of its inaugural class of student pilots. Six Indigenous youth from across Southern Manitoba were selected for an intensive 16-day summer flight training program which [Read More]
- CTV News -Helping Youth Take Flight
- Six Indigenous Youth Take to the SkiesIndigenous students from First Nations across Southern Manitoba have completed an intensive three day ground school and are preparing for their very first flights. The young people were selected for Eagle’s Wings Flight School’s (EWFS) first ever summer [Read More]
“Amazing program and people.. changed my son’s life.. opened his eyes to the real possibilities out there for him..
Thank you Alanna.. Ken.. Josh.. Ashley and all the others involved in bringing a brighter horizon to the inaugural class..”
“I thought this was a really cool opportunity and a good experience.”
“I liked that we were able to practice in the airborne program the things we learned about in ground school, and understand what we learned to a better degree.“
“I liked the learning aspect, learning what things to do. They weren’t as hard as I thought they would be.”
When asked what their favourite material was, one 17yr old student responded ‘All of it!”
“This program was more than I’d hoped or expected. I didn’t think I would get as much time in the air, but we flew every day. I liked planning and flying my three-hour cross country trip back home, that was awesome,” an 18 year old participant from Canupawakpa First Nation.