International Pilot Academy

Where Pilots Earn Their Wings

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International Pilot Academy is a flight training school based in Canada providing a one-stop shop for student and rental pilot needs. Founded in June 2011, we offer a professional flight instruction program to both local and international student pilots. We also offer aviation consulting services, as well as aircraft rental for both individual and flight training use.

Jules Selwan

Jules Selwan

President

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1982, Jules Selwan is a business owner and aviation professional. In addition to his ownership of International Pilot Academy, he is actively involved in the management of other businesses. A lifelong airplane enthusiast, he fulfilled his childhood dream by obtaining his first flight licence in his native Lebanon. He has since obtained a commercial pilot licence in Canada, and become a certified flight instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Sciencedegree and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

 Simon Garrett

Simon Garrett

Chief Flight Instructor

Marc St-Onge

Marc St-Onge

Aerobatics Instructor and Assistant Chief Flight Instructor

I started my flying career with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1997. I also obtained my private pilot license the same year. I retired from the military in 2002 and pursued my instructor rating. I currently hold a Commercial Pilot license, Flight Instructor – Class 1 rating, Aerobatics Instructor – Class 1 rating, and an Instrument – Group 3 rating. I have been teaching at almost every flight school in the region. My passion in aviation is aerobatics where I hold a Class 1 instructor rating. I am also involved in Chapter 5 of Aerobatics Canada and am well known by most aerobatics pilots in the area. As a Royal Military Graduate in Computer Engineering, I continue to provide consulting services to the Canadian Forces and remain closely connected to my military roots. I have been instrumental in creating the Primary Flight Training preparatory course intended for the Air Force Pilot candidates prior to their training at Portage-la-Prairie. I am fully bilingual.