August 23, 2023

Upright Aviation holds first open house

Jon Robinson

— By Gus and Clara Corujo

The Upright Aviation Academy on Saturday, August 5, opened its doors in Burlington, Ontario, to the aviation community and the general public for its first open house. A significant number of visitors had the opportunity to tour the new 8,000-square-foot facility, view its fleet of aircraft, engage in conversations with pilots, and meet Milton Mayor Gord Krantz.

Krantz joined Upright Aviation Academy founder Geoff Armstrong in welcoming the visitors during the opening ceremonies. The event included a ceremonial cake-cutting and an inspiring speech.

Upright Aviation Academy is a Transport Canada-certified flight school and pilot training facility located at Burlington Airport (CZBA) in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. What began as an idea 10 years ago came to life in 2019 with a simple mission: To enhance pilot training and safety.

The academy utilizes the Extra 300L and the Super Decathlon (8KCAB) for its operations and training. The company focuses on upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), aerobatic flight training and exhilarating thrill rides.