Vital Aviation

A Flight Training School with a different attitude…a different philosophy

Our practical approach to training provides a solid foundation of knowledge, decision-making, and piloting skills that are essential to success for any pilot, whether flying privately or commercially. The school has trained many high-quality pilots for commuter services, airlines, bush operators and the military.


Meet our instructors…

Lynda Brown
Chief Flight Instructor, Class 1

Designated Flight Test Examiner for Transport Canada, Authorized Person

Lynda “mothers” everyone and loves to tell how women are easier to train as pilots than men.

Tim Wang
Flight Instructor, Class 3

Tim began flying in 1986 in Toronto, Ontario and obtained his private licence in 1987. He received his instructor rating in 1989 and taught at Buttonville Airport until 1996. He changed careers to join the RCMP, retiring in 2017 and renewed his flight instructor rating in 2018.

Jonathan Bloomquist
Flight Instructor, Class 3

Jonathan completed his Commercial Pilots Licence, Multi-IFR, Float Rating, and Flight Instructor Rating in the Lower Mainland and now lives and works on Vancouver Island. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Jonathan has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management but decided to make a change in 2015 and move to the west coast to pursue a career in aviation. He is a graduate of the BCIT Airline and Flight Operations – Commercial Pilot Program.

 

Daniel Judge
Flight Instructor, Class 4

Daniel began flying in 2014 while working in Grande Prairie, before moving back to Nanaimo in 2017 and starting work with Vital Aviation.