Started in 2020, Silverwing Aviation is the newest flight school in the Lower Mainland, providing Greater Vancouver, B.C. with the easiest and best way to become a pilot. Our aircraft are specifically keyed to making training as seamless as possible. We saw a need in the market to provide an honest alternative to the ruthlessly unscrupulous flight schools, while providing reliable and well maintained aircraft.
Our mission is to provide pilots the highest standards of training in the safest and most reliable aircraft in the market, while offering an honest and straightforward fee structure with no hidden costs or add-on fees.
Having a small staff allows us to give you the individual attention you need to train efficiently and in a comfortable environment. This ensures continuity in your training; avoiding cycling through a multiplicity of instructors.
Brad started flying gliders in 1998 and subsequently obtained his Commercial Pilot License, Float Rating, and Night Rating and has had a short stint as a bush pilot flying floatplanes in Northern Ontario in 2020 before the pandemic shutdown. Brad has been an Ultra-Light instructor since 2018 and has over 600 hours combined in certified and ultralight aircraft, including over 1000 takeoffs and landings on float and land configured aicraft! Brad obtained his Class IV Instructor for certified aircraft in July 2021.
Every holder of a Basic Ultra-Light Pilot Permit (UPP) is fully rated to fly every single aircraft you see on this website. From slow flying STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) bush-planes, to composite high speed (300+km/h) speed demons, the selection of ultra-light aircraft is nearly limitless.
Fly anywhere, anytime! Ultra-light flying has almost NONE of the restrictions you might have imagined.
Ultra-Light aircraft can carry a maximum of two people, and may fly anywhere any other certified or general aviation aircraft can go. As long the flight is conducted during the day in VFR conditions there are NO restrictions on when -or WHERE- you may fly.
“ Ultra-Lights are Unsafe ”
“ Ultra-Lights have poor performance ”
“ Ultra-Lights are very slow ”
“ Ultralights are loud, exposed cockpit, pusher prop configuration aircraft, with go-kart like tricycle wheels ”
“ You do not need a license to fly ultralights. ”
“ You are not permitted to carry passengers. ”
“ Ultralight pilots are not trained as well as other pilots. ”
“ Ultralight aircraft are limited in where they can legally fly. ”
Ultra-lights are no longer the ultra-lights of old. Ultra-lights are no longer what you think they are!
Click HERE to shatter your misconceptions!
Nearly everything you think you know about ultra-lights is probably wrong! They can fly nearly anywhere you like, whenever you like; with almost none of the restrictions you presumed. Many have better performance and are just as safe, or safer than certified aircraft! There are so many things ultra-lights can do that you never thought possible.
Safety: SPOT Trackers are an EXCELLENT means by which to follow an aircraft. Silverwing Aviation uses SPOT Trackers to keep track of loved ones. Click the links below to find more information on our SPOT Tracker SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and what to do if you receive an alert. Or, if you would like to see where we've been recently click on "Follow Us"!