Cathy Press

CEO, Chinook Helicopters Ltd.

Aviation, Helicopters, Airplanes, Flight training, Transport Canada pilot examiner



Cathy Press began flying airplanes and helicopters at an early age and has considerable experience in both piston and turbine helicopters. She has flown charter in southwestern BC for many years in areas of electronic news gathering, aerial survey, search and rescue, forestry, and air taxi. She is a FAA CFI, a Class 1 helicopter instructor, and holds Transport Canada Pilot Examiner status in both airplanes and helicopters, which gives her the ability to licence new instructors and pilots, as well as provide pilots with foreign licence conversions and IFR certification for both commercial and private endeavours. Press maintains quite a diversified workload in administering the flight school which she owns, engaging in student flight instruction, conducting ground air lesson briefings and ground theoretical instruction, and leading final exam preparation and flight testing.


  • Aviation
  • Helicopters
  • Airplanes
  • Flight training
  • Transport Canada pilot examiner

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