Red Deer Training Base

Red Deer is located in Central Alberta, midway between the major cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Alberta’s busiest highway, The Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) Highway, runs through the region and connects Red Deer to Edmonton and Calgary. It is Alberta’s third-most- populous city. The city is in a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production. Red Deer has a humid continental climate, with a semi-arid influence. For more information, please visit:

The Red Deer airport connects central Alberta to the rest of the world, and it is the one of the fastest growing regions in Alberta and Canada. The airport opens 24 hours a day, with full NAV Canada service,and a complete de-icing winter operation system. Beyond scheduled and charter flights, the airport is home to specialized tenants offering services, including aircraft maintenance, flight training, avionics,helicopter and aircraft charter severing the oil and gas sector business. Receiving more than 300 days of VFR weather per year, Red Deer is an ideal location for accelerated flight training. For more information about Red Deer airport, please visit:

Beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well-known throughout Alberta. Many parks with recreation and sport facilities are to be found in Red Deer. New Downtown Arena is expected to open in 2018. This arena will be The City’s premier spectator arena and will offer an enhanced experience for those in the stands.

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The training base includes approximately 24,000 sq. ft. of aircraft hangar and main office space plus an accommodation building, kitchen and dining area. There are eight private briefing rooms for students and instructors to use before and after the flight. The classrooms are large and bright. Our flight dispatchers make sure all the flights are released under safety regulations approved by
Transport Canada, and the planes are tracked by GPS devices.

For our contract airline students, Montair provides modern, air-conditioned, fully-equipped dormitory accommodation at Red Deer airport. This includes full catering for all of our student’s needs, including 3 meals per day food service on-site.

For visitors and short-term trips to Montair’s Red Deer location, we recommend staying at the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. It offers an indoor pool and fitness centre, free continental breakfast with hot items and WiFi access. Meeting rooms are also available. The Microtel is located directly on Leva Avenue, directly off of Queen Elizabeth Highway #2. The Montair offices are only a 5 minute drive from the hotel and a shuttle service is available.

Red Deer Microtel