Calgary-Okotoks Flying School is being sued by its students for $350,000

The closing of Calgary-Okotoks Flying School Inc. prompted legal actions from at least eight of its students due to unfinished training. The claim includes a huge amount of $350,000 and the seizure of its three training aircraft. The students invoke their rights under the Consumer Protection Act as the flight school closed without delivering the training that these aspiring pilots paid for. The claim alleges that “On or before July 29, 2021, the defendant, the flying school, abandoned the provision of vocational training under its licence issued to the flying school under the Private Vocational Training Act, by ceasing to provide the vocational training before it was complete for all the plaintiffs.” The students hope to get a full refund and payment for damages.

In its counterstatement, Calgary-Okotoks  CEO, Tim Ulmer, said that he empathizes with the students and that such an event was really unfortunate however, the closing of the school is brought about by the announcement of the Okotoks Air Ranch in June to terminate fixed-wing operations despite that the former signed a 10-year lease agreement with the airport in July 2018. The school sues the airport for $3.5 million and sees that if the airport compensates, the flight school can provide a full refund to its former students.

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