Our Story

Since its inception in 2011, the International Pilot Academy has established a leading reputation as one of the best pilot training schools in Canada. We are a one-stop shop for student and rental pilot needs and offer professional flight instruction programs for prospective commercial pilots from the region and abroad. In addition to our comprehensive training and education programs, we also offer expert aviation consulting services and aircraft rentals for individual use and flight training purposes.

Meet the Team

Jules Selwan
President and Chief Flight Instructor

Since his childhood in Beirut, Lebanon, Jules has been a passionate aviation enthusiast. His childhood dreams came true when he earned a pilot’s license in Lebanon, and he soon after obtained a commercial pilot’s licenses in Canada, in addition to certification as a Class 1 flight and aerobatics instructor. Alongside his ownership of the International Pilot Academy, Jules is actively involved in managing several other businesses, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration. Jules is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

Guy Labrie
Designated Flight Test Examiner

Guy has 50 years of experience, and is a senior Class 1 fight instructor with 10,000+ flying hours. He is the original author of the “Instrument Procedures Manual” and many other aviation publications. Guy is a designated flight test examiner (DFTE) for Recreational Pilot Permit, Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi Engine Rating, Multi Engine Instrument Rating, Class 4,3 and 2 Instructor Ratings.

Scott Eichel
Class 1 Flight Instructor

Scott has 20+ years as a senior Class 1 flight instructor and 9,000 hours of flight instruction, charter and specialty flying throughout North America.  Scott is currently responsible for the training of flight instructors.

Rob Andrews
Chief Ground School Instructor

Rob has been interested in aviation for many years, both as a Glider Pilot Instructor and a Private Pilot. He has formal education in both Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, giving him a strong interest in computer-based flight management, navigation and avionics. He has taught both College- and University-level courses and continues to enjoy teaching aviation-related subjects. Rob holds a MSc, Hon Bsc and DipTech EE.