Nestled between the mighty Fraser River and the majestic Golden Ears mountains, east of Vancouver, Pitt Meadows is a dynamic municipality with a growing population of just over 18,200. Most residents live in the urban town centre, which is located on a highland area. Eighty-two percent of Pitt Meadows is within the Green Zone, lands, including watersheds and 200 year flood plains, forests, wilderness areas, wildlife habitats, wetlands, recreational areas, farms and forestry areas that are fundamental to Metro Vancouver’s character and ecology. Pitt Meadows, an agricultural town, is over 68% within a flood plain with eighty-six percent of Pitt Meadows lying within the BC Agricultural Land Reserve as protected farmland. Lands designated as environmentally sensitive include wildlife conservation areas, such as Pitt-Addington Marsh and Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area and the banks of the Fraser, Pitt and Alouette Rivers. Other areas within Pitt Meadows that are within the Green Zone include most of the area on the river side of the dikes, Municipal parks and greenways.
Located in the Lower Fraser Valley, minutes east of downtown Vancouver just off Highway 1, Pitt Meadows is easily accessible from anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Pitt Meadows Airport (CYPK) serves as an ideal training location with a staffed control tower, three runways, restaurant and on-site student accommodations.
Due to the airport’s close proximity to the local training areas, we are able to complete the student’s training in a more efficient manner as time is not wasted transiting to and from the airport.
With mountains to the north and ocean to the west Pitt Meadows offers students the unique opportunity to fly in one the most beautiful places on earth. Thanks to our warm summers and mild winters we are able to conduct flight training year-round. Experience and confidence will be gained operating in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace as students navigate their way to a number of different airports around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
The City of Pitt Meadows has a joint services agreement with Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services which serves both communities by providing staff, leadership and facilities for a variety of recreational activities.
For Parks & Leisure Services, including community event calendars, visit mrpmparksandleisure.ca
Montair’s modern training facility is conveniently located at the Pitt Meadows Airport, British Columbia, Canada. Our facility including the student accommodation has Wi-Fi coverage. This allows student 24 hours of access to reference material and computer based training (CBT).
Individual briefing rooms provide privacy for pre-flight and post-flight briefings, conducted on a one to one basis.
Our classrooms offer a professional learning environment for effective learning and success and all training manuals provided to students are constantly reviewed and updated by our experienced instructors.
The flight planning area ensures that our pilots are provided with latest information and tools for the safe conduct of the flight.
Our dispatch facility ensures proper tracking of the dispatched flights. This is done by GPS tracking. GPS data from our aircrafts are transmitted back to the dispatch giving us real time location information.
Students are not only cared for and directed with respect to their individual training requirements, but are assisted with other, less direct aspects of their stay in Canada. Overseas students particularly, will find the Montair staff takes an active interest in helping them organize adequate accommodation and travel arrangements. Achieving a satisfactory social environment for the student is an important component of the overall successful learning experience.
Unfortunately, Montair is not able to directly offer or supply accommodation (except for international clients enrolled in corporate training contracts). However, we are willing and able to help our students by providing them with resources and information to help locate suitable housing in the local community. Accommodation can often be found in the local area starting at approximately $700 per month.