Who We Are
Established in 1995, Cooking Lake Aviation has established itself as a premiere Flight School in the Edmonton area.
Today, Cooking Lake Aviation employs a team that holds a distinct passion for the aviation industry. We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and learning orientated, all while enjoying the process that one endures while working towards a pilot’s license. We take pride in our students succeeding, whether it’s your first solo or passing a flight test, life’s greatest accomplishments are those that must be celebrated.
Cooking Lake Aviation places a great emphasis on safety, and therefore hold safety to the highest of standards. We employ a team of professional engineers who operate our maintenance department. This ensures our training aircraft meet the necessary inspections & regulatory requirements issued by Transport Canada.
What We Do
At Cooking Lake Aviation, we make dreams of flying a reality.
We offer a variety of flight training options, specialized to your personal desires and goals. Cooking Lake Aviation offers weekly ground school, a flight training simulator, private briefing rooms and a pilot lounge/kitchen to enhance your training experience.
Furthermore, we employ a number of professional flight instructors, who strive to create a learning environment dedicated for you to succeed. Flight operations are supported by our enthusiastic & student orientated dispatch staff, ensuring operations are effective & efficient.
Since receiving his Pilot’s License through the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Scholarship in 2006, Lawrence has immersed himself in Aviation. Along the way, Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Commerce in International Business at the U of A and a Professional Pilot’s Diploma from NAIT. Lawrence began working towards his Flight Instructor rating in 2009 & was teaching Multi-IFR at Cooking Lake Aviation in 2013 before flying the Dash 8 for a Regional Airline. Lawrence is Cooking Lake Aviation’s Chief Flight Instructor & General Manager. He holds an Airline Transports Pilots License and a Class 2 Instructor Rating.
Ben holds an Airline Transports Pilots License and a Class 1 Instructor Rating. Ben supervises our current instructors on staff and also trains prospective Instructor candidates. Ben also has experience on several different types of aircraft, which allows him to work closely with a variety of private aircraft operators providing customized aircraft training.