About Us

Your aviation home in Ontario with two convenient locations

We are your home for training, flight school, and travel to & from the cottage. 

Near North Aviation

Come train at Near North Aviation! With locations at the Parry Sound Airport and the Grand River Executive Airport (York), we are within close proximity to some of the province’s most treasured landscapes. Enjoy the benefits of learning to fly in low-traffic airspace that is located only a short distance from Toronto.

Training areas for aerial exercises are located nearby, and exposure to high-density traffic is only minutes away. By the time students are ready for their flight test, they will be comfortable in all environments.

Near North, formerly B.P Flight Training Inc., has been operating from the beautiful setting off the rugged coastline of Georgian Bay for nearly two decades. 2018 saw the opening of our second location in Hamilton, where we deliver the same high quality instruction that has earned us a great reputation in the Near North. 

The staff of Near North Aviation is dedicated to providing friendly, outgoing and professional services. We are always happy to answer any of your questions regarding training, sightseeing or charter flights.

Bruce Platt, founder of B.P. Flight Training Inc. started the company in July of 2001 at the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport and successfully grew the operation to include three aircraft and an Elite Simulator, used for instrument instruction. 

We hope you enjoy the new look of the webpage, and the upcoming plans of the new management. If you have any questions about any of your aviation needs, the “Contact” page lists all of our contact information to serve you.

Our Recreational/Private Pilot Licence (RPP/PPL) ground school is normally offered in an evening once weekly for 18 weeks. This can be paired perfectly with work or other schooling. Depending on current demand, it may be offered online or in person.

You don’t have to start at the beginning, but jumping in at the start of a new topic would be useful. If you miss a class, you can catch up on it the next time around. If there’s a section of material that needs some reinforcement or review, as long as you are a NNA graduate and did your initial ground school at NNA, you are welcome to sit in on any class a second or third time.

Also, you do not have to complete ground school before your flight training starts. In fact, most students have found that flight training concurrently with ground school helps reinforce the classroom concepts.

NO WAIT LISTS

You can immediately begin your flight training at Near North Aviation as we do not currently have wait lists for our aircraft. With both locations open 7 days a week, you can start as soon as tomorrow!

NO WAIT LISTS

You can immediately begin your flight training at Near North Aviation as we do not currently have wait lists for our aircraft. With both locations open 7 days a week, you can start as soon as tomorrow!

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

All our instructors are highly-qualified and personable. Fully trained to Transport Canada requirements and keeping up with new aviation technologies.

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

All our instructors are highly-qualified and personable. Fully trained to Transport Canada requirements and keeping up with new aviation technologies.