Laurentide Aviation


Cèdres Airport (CSS3)  | Only 25 km west of Montreal


Become a Pilot

Ground School

Ground school is Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, or have your ground school held privately.

Private License

The private license is the first step into an aviation career, or hobby in the sky!

Recreational License

With a minimum of only 25 hours of flying required, students can get their license in just a couple months!

Commercial License

The commercial license is the first license that allows you to work as a pilot in Canada.

Tour Montreal by Air!

Flight Training

Learning to fly is one of life’s most rewarding adventures.
Whether you are considering learning to fly for recreation, or to pursue a career in aviation, you are about to embark on one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences of your life.

Once you have your Private License, you can obtain the Night Rating. The Night Rating increases your flexibility, letting you continue your flight after dark, so you need not be grounded when the sun goes down.  The air is calm at night and the view is fantastic!  You can take your friends on a tour of the city at night for an exhilarating experience.

The Commercial License is the first license that allows you to work as a pilot in Canada. Most career pilots choose to combine the Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating with the Commercial training, so when you finish your training you can be ready to start your first flying job.

Sightseeing Flights

There are many options available for people who wish to go sightseeing.
Our pilots can give a custom tour of Montreal and the beautiful surrounding region for one, two or three passengers. A typical tour over downtown Montreal is about one hour in duration.

For photographers, our high-wing aeroplanes have windows that can open in flight for unobstructed views, or we can even remove a window with prior notice off so you can get the perfect shot.

Why Laurentide Aviation

  • Uncontrolled airport which means lower prices
  • Perfect location
  • Large fleet
  • Decades of experience
  • Professionally equipped
  • Diverse instructors

Aircraft Maintenance

Our fully trained and certified, on-site maintenance staff takes care of our entire fleet, as well as aircraft owned by our customers.
We also provide maintenance services to many private aircraft owners.