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Flight Service Specialty (AAS)

Flight Service Specialist (AAS)

At 55 airports across the country, specialists at Flight Service Stations provide timely, essential information to arriving and departing aircraft at their respective locations.

From helping pilots select a runway to controlling the movement of vehicles on runways and taxiways, Flight Service Specialists provide a wide range of essential information. Some Flight Service Stations also deliver remote airport advisory services to neighbouring facilities.

Working at a Flight Service Station means that you will be working with some of the most modern air traffic technologies in the world. Touch screen technology allows Specialists to communicate seamlessly with other NAV CANADA units, and many Flight Service Stations are equipped with radar feeds to assist in the monitoring of aircraft movements.

“People sometimes ask me why I don’t request a transfer to a bigger city or a larger facility. I love living here and I love the sense of community that exists in les Iles de la Madeleine”

Maureen Stevens
FSS, Iles de la Madeleine

Training & Salary

Training to become a Flight Service Specialist at a FSS  typically starts at the regional training unit located at one of seven area control centres. The course consists of a basic FSS course with classroom and simulation training. This is followed by on-the-job training, where you’ll be paired with an experienced Flight Service Specialist who will serve as your on-the-job instructor until you are ready to do the work on your own.

Phase 1

Classroom and pilot briefing course: 5 to 6 months
Phase 1 students allowance: $30,000

Phase 2

On the job training: 3 to 5 months.
Phase 2 training salary: $37,000.

Total durations of Training:

8 to 11 months

salary range for a certified FSS (AAS)

$60,000 to $93,000

In addition, you can receive premiums and bonuses related to duties as an on-the-job instructor, working at sites that offer air traffic services in both official languages, taking on supervisory duties, location premiums, evening and weekend and holiday shift premiums.

A closer look

A closer look

Possible Posts

The location you will work at will depend on which of the four air traffic services careers you are suited for. Note that you will normally be posted within the region you applied. The location you are posted at is based on operational requirements. The following is a list of the possible postings for a Flight Service Specialist:

Possible Posts

The location you will work at will depend on which of the four air traffic services careers you are suited for. Note that you will normally be posted within the region you applied. The location you are posted at is based on operational requirements. The following is a list of the possible postings for a Flight Service Specialist:

  • Brandon
  • Campbell River
  • Castlegar
  • Charlottetown
  • Churchill
  • Cranbrook
  • Deer Lake
  • Fort St. John
  • Gatineau
  • Grande Prairie
  • High Level
  • Iles de la Madeleine
  • Inuvik
  • Iqaluit
  • Kamloops
  • Kenora
  • Kingston
  • Kuujjuaq
  • La Grande Riviere
  • La Ronge
  • Lethbridge
  • Lloydminster
  • Medicine Hat
  • Mont-Joli
  • Nanaimo
  • Norman Wells
  • North Bay
  • Peace River
  • Penticton
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince Albert
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Red Deer
  • Regina
  • Rouyn-Noranda
  • Saint John
  • Saskatoon
  • Sept-Iles
  • Sioux Lookout
  • Smithers
  • St. Catherines
  • Sudbury
  • Terrace
  • Thompson
  • Thunder Bay
  • Timmins
  • Val d'Or
  • Victoria Harbour
  • Wabush
  • Whitecourt
  • Williams Lake
  • Yellowknife
  • Gander International
  • Mirabel
  • Brandon
  • Campbell River
  • Castlegar
  • Charlottetown
  • Churchill
  • Cranbrook
  • Deer Lake
  • Fort St. John
  • Gatineau
  • Grande Prairie
  • High Level
  • Iles de la Madeleine
  • Inuvik
  • Iqaluit
  • Kamloops
  • Kenora
  • Kingston
  • Kuujjuaq
  • La Grande Riviere
  • La Ronge
  • Lethbridge
  • Lloydminster
  • Medicine Hat
  • Mont-Joli
  • Nanaimo
  • Norman Wells
  • North Bay
  • Peace River
  • Penticton
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince Albert
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Red Deer/li>
  • Regina
  • Rouyn-Noranda
  • Saint John
  • Saskatoon
  • Sept-Iles
  • Sioux Lookout
  • Smithers
  • St. Catherines
  • Sudbury
  • Terrace
  • Thompson
  • Thunder Bay
  • Timmins
  • Val d'Or
  • Victoria Harbour
  • Wabush
  • Whitecourt
  • Williams Lake
  • Yellowknife
  • Gander International
  • Mirabel

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