How was your experience during the course?
It was amazing. I got to fly between all the islands and land on many different airports which was a great experience. All my time building hours at Canavia I did with a safety pilot so I was constantly learning and improving during my whole time building. Those hours were very well spent with an instructor because when I started my modules I felt like I was ahead of the game. I really liked the CPL/MEP/IR training. The instructors are all experienced pilots with loads of knowledge and highly professional teaching methods so I enjoyed every part of the training.
Why did you choose Canavia for your flight training?
The main reason I chose Canavia to begin with was the location of the school. The Canary Islands is a beautiful place to experience, both on the ground as well as from above. I come from Iceland which is a beautiful country but unfortunately the weather there can be really hard to count on. Therefore, being a pilot student in Iceland can sometimes be hard, especially during the autumn and winter months when you can expect not being able to fly many days or even weeks in a row. The Canary Islands on the other hand are known for their subtropical climate so the weather is pretty stable all year around. During my almost 4 months at Canavia I never had to cancel my flight because of the weather. The only time I got close to it was that one time during a heat wave because the temperature was very high. Still, we made it to the air and that was a unique first-time experience for me, to see how the plane behaves in conditions like these.
Kristine almost ready for the departure in a sunny day at El Berriel
Could you define our school in one word?
Kristin and his CFI flight instructor, Raúl, already celebrating.
I have so many precious memories of Canavia. One of my favourites is when I did my 300 nm flight with Vladimir. We landed on 4 different islands in one day and had a long stop in Tenerife South for lunch. Then of course I have to mention my CPL/MEP/IR final skill test flight. I had a flight to Fuerteventura on a beautiful day and the feeling that I got when I knew that all the hard work had paid off and my dream was coming true, it was indescribable. That is a day that I will never forget.
What would you highlight?
The atmosphere in Canavia is one of the best things about the school. I always looked forward to go to the school, meet the people and go flying. It's like a one big family and everyone are there for you to help.
Do you regret choosing us?
No, I will never regret choosing Canavia. I learned a lot, I met so many great people and I made wonderful memories. I am forever thankful for this time.
Vladimir, enjoining with his student