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The Brantford Flight Centre and its flight school are top notch! John Picone, the ground school instructor, is a seasoned educator that doesn't just teach you the subject matter but ensures you understand it. I completed the ground school, not only with confidence, but with all the knowledge I need and more to not only pass the tests but to be the safest pilot I can be. I couldn't have asked for a better flight instructor (Matthew Morris). Not only does Matt make me feel comfortable in the aircraft but instills the confidence I need to learn what he is teaching and apply it while flying an airplane. Matt is great at helping you learn from your mistakes and teaches things in a way that ensures you understand. All staff at BFC have gone over and above to ensure my learning experience and flying experience is the best and safest it could be. 10/10!  Jeremy G.

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John’s passion as both an educator and an aviator definitely created a great environment to learn in.  Matt J.

My overall experience with BFC

has been excellent!

I took their in-person ground school; my instructor,

John Picone, was outstanding. He truly cares about his students’ success and was always available to answer any questions. My flight instructor Stephen is also first class. He is very detail oriented and is always pushing me to be a better pilot. What matters is the quality of training you receive from your flight school. If you’re looking for training in southwestern Ontario, look no further than BFC.

I scored 90% on my Transport Canada PPL written

exam, so the results speak for themselves.

Todd C.

John is one of the best teachers I've had in any course I've taken.

Matthew F.

I selected Brantford above the other options I had, and I did not regret it.  The instructor for ground school was fantastic.  He was always willing to answer all of our questions and he went above and beyond in my opinion to answer them.  Overall, the BFC is a very friendly and non-intimidating atmosphere with a group of great people.     Sarah K.

The Brantford Flight Centre provided me with an exceptional introduction to the world of

aviation. I enjoyed the classes and found them both informative and engaging. My instructors

shared their vast knowledge of aviation and were always friendly and approachable. After

completing this training, I feel well prepared and excited to begin my journey into aviation.

- Tyler L.

John Picone, the PPL Ground School Course Instructor, is an experienced pilot, an accomplished professor, and a very respectable enthusiastic individual who made the ground school experience a delight. Shortly after starting ground school, I signed up to start flying with an instructor which paired well with the theoretical ground school program. 


Following ground school, the BFC qualifying exam was a breeze, and the Transport Canada exam proved a challenge I was well-prepared to meet. To say the least my experience with the Brantford Flight Centre’s private pilot program has been nothing short of positive. The staff are all very friendly, helpful, and understanding.  


Thank you to all who have influenced my venture!  A special thank you to John for being a fantastic ground instructor, and Justin for his guidance in the air!     Matt F.

I want to thank you for your absolute dedication and professionalism throughout the entire course. Your own passion shines through your teaching and I feel incredibly fortunate to have you as a teacher. 


Shortly after the PPL Ground School course was finished, I wrote the Transport Canada exam and passed with a grade of 87%! To John, the ground school instructor, I say, "Thank you so much for your guidance and the time and thought you've put into the PPL Ground School curriculum! Your passion for aviation AND teaching made the course a wonderful experience and contributed greatly to my achievement!"


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