September 14, 2017
SOAR Program Growing
Air Georgian’s SOAR program (Sharing Opportunities for Advancement and Reward) is gaining national traction and the latest flight school to join the effort is Coastal Pacific Aviation in Abbotsford, B.C.
The SOAR program is being initiated by Air Georgian, which operates regional carriers feeding Air Canada hubs in Calgary and Toronto, began the program several years ago in response to the serious pilot shortage that is especially acute for regional carriers. The program works directly with flight schools as a conduit for instructors to get jobs with the airline and to promote aviation as a career among high school students.
“Coastal Pacific Aviation is very proud to be working with an outstanding airline such as Air Georgian,” said Brian Kong, Director of Flight Operations for CPA. “We’re looking forward to allowing the best qualified instructors to advance their aviation career with a member of the Air Canada Express family.”
Coastal Pacific is the fifth school to join the program and the first from the West. Other partners include Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Brampton Flight Centre, Ottawa Aviation Services and Ready, Set, Fly.