Welcome to Airhart Aviation, an intrepid floatplane and landplane flight training school in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. We are a team of laid-back adventure-seeking bush pilots, enthusiastic to infect the next willing candidate with the aviation bug. If you want to become a pilot in Canada, our experienced instructors strive to provide the best instruction in a fun and safe environment while ensuring you create a mountain of lifelong memories.
Speaking of mountains, we are privileged to operate out of Kelowna in the British Columbia interior. The diverse landscape and weather systems provide some of the most inspiring and challenging seaplane (and landplane) conditions; mountains, lakes, boat wake, wind and canyons – our students leave Airhart with confidence in their newfound aviation skills.
We offer flight training for Private License (PPL) and Commercial License (CPL) on float and land planes, floatplane ratings (seaplane rating) and tailwheel endorsement, a comprehensive 50-hour mountain flying course, class 4 instructor ratings and recreational licenses. Whether you are looking to start an exciting new career or hobby, or just advance your skills and repertoire, we have a program to suit you.
If you’re interested in becoming a pilot in Canada, whether for a hobby or career, it can be confusing to know where to start, or what move to make next. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘How to Fly in Canada’ guide to help you figure out how to get started, or how to further your Aviation career. Make sure you have a thorough look through the guide first, and if you still have questions don’t hesitate to reach out
The first step to an aviation career, a private pilot licence allows you to fly single-engine, non-high-performance aircraft with passengers.
The Commercial Pilot Licence allows the pilot to fly airplanes for hire and reward. It also opens the door to an exciting aviation career!
7, 15 or 50 hour seaplane ratings! Get proficient flying floats in the mountains. Or get your Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence on a seaplane!
Teach people to become Private and Commercial Pilots! This is an excellent choice for your first pilot job in aviation.
This school and the group of people running it are absolutely incredible! Everyone was so welcoming and genuine right from the start. They are all so knowledgeable and made learning a ton of fun. They are flexible and super accommodating, very reasonable prices too. To anyone interested in pursuing their pilot dreams, float rating, or a day trip adventure, go to Airhart!! I can’t recommend this place enough. You won’t be disappointed. Shout out to the team for providing such a good experience throughout my PPL training!
– Dani, April 2021
I highly recommend this school for float ratings, private and commercial licenses, or just a lovely float plane flight around the gorgeous Okanagan! I learned so much with my training through Airhart, it is definitely the school to attend for flight training that will benefit you in any aviation career path.
– Anne B, March 2022
Super nice, friendly and professional staff.I enjoyed so much during my training for float rating here.You can also enjoy the beautiful city and Okanagan lake in Kelowna during your stay as well.If you want to take any training on float or for tour flight, this is the place you should come.I strongly recommend this place.Thanks to all the staff from Air Hart aviation for the best service
– Gyu Sik Kim, 2021
Air Hart is certainly the best place in Canada to get a float rating, and one of the only places to get primary instruction on a float plane.
Professional and safe pilots. Planes are in impeccable condition. Air Hart employees some amazing and experienced pilots. I did a 50 hour float course with Kyle and I’ve probably learned more from him in those 50 hours than I’ve learned in my thousands of hours at an airline.
I can’t recommend Air Hart enough!
– Arie Moldvan, 2020
RATED TO FLY A FLOAT PLANE!! I recently attended Air-hart Aviation for my Commercial Pilot License. I was able to go from an uncurrent private pilot, to a seaplane rated, Canadian Commercial pilot in under 4 months. I learned fly in the mountains, and experience everything from a Class D control zone at Kelowna International, to choosing my own landing sites on remote lakes, rivers and coastal waters. I especially enjoyed gaining the experience of docking at busy commercial seaplane bases. The instructors were very knowledgeable, and supportive as I trained with them, I also felt very comfortable and safe learning to fly in their well maintained aircraft, and facilities. Continuing on in my aviation career, I have realized how much my float plane experience has made me stand out in the competitive hiring process for new pilots. I highly recommend this school if you are serious about pursuing a career in aviation, or looking to achieve your float rating.
– Laura 02/15/22
Where to start! What a stellar experience. I drove 16 hours to come do my float plane training with these guys because of their reputation and their location. What is better than flying a float plane around the Okanagan valley?? I took their 15 hour “float proficiency” course and took away so many new skills and experiences. Not only were both of my instructors (Braden and Guillaume) super knowledgeable, they were also just easy to get along with and made the experience really fun. Pro Tip: Book your flights early in the day to leave lots of time for afternoon beers at all the great breweries in the area.