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.
Ben is Cooking Lake Aviation’s Chief Flight Instructor & General Manager. He 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.
What People Say About Cooking Lake Aviation
Been flying here for 15 years. Excellent school with a modern fleet of G1000 aircraft that are the best maintained I’ve seen in the US or Canada. Definitely the best place for flight training in the Edmonton area.
Awesome school to fly with. I just finished my PPL through them. They were extremely accommodating for my busy schedule.
The best flight school I have attended in Canada! Most welcoming environment and professional atmosphere striving for safety! Very important in aviation. Instructors and CFI are very respectful and always help. They go the extra mile!
I did my private pilot training at Cooking Lake Aviation and am just starting my commercial license training now. My experience there has been fantastic. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. The atmosphere is positive, fun, and supportive and the instructors are so patient and helpful. They have beautiful planes, too. I highly recommend it!
Cooking Lake Aviation is a great place to train as a pilot! Instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and they make flying a positive experience. Keep up the good work!
Excellent flight school, did all my training from Private all the way to Commercial, Multi and IFR. Aircraft are extremely well kept, rates are very reasonable and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks to the wealth of knowledge I gained here I’m now flying commercially and loving it!