New Training Simulator Takes Flight with Canadian Government Support

A new flight training simulator, the first of its kind in Canada’s North, has been installed at the Alkan Air Flight Academy in Whitehorse, Yukon. With support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon, the simulator was purchased by Yukon College as part of the Aviation Management Diploma Program.

“The simulator is a key component to flight instruction in any flight school environment,” said Wendy Taylor, President of Alkan Air. “This simulator will enhance the educational component for all the flight school students.”

The funding was announced today by Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor and the Honourable Ranj Pillai, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development.

Access to this innovative training device will help establish Whitehorse as a unique flight school destination in the North. This simulator will support skills development of current and prospective pilots and provide valuable training services to the aviation industry both in Yukon and beyond.