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Upright Aviation Academy

Pilot Safety Training & Aerobatic Thrill Rides Burlington Airport (CZBA)

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Who is Upright Aviation?

Upright Aviation Academy’s Extra 300L sitting on the runway at the Burlington Airport in Southern Ontario, which is used for Upset Prevention & Recovery (UPRT) pilot safety training.
Upright Aviation pilot and safety instructor Ian Paolin standing beside an Extra 300L aircraft in Burlington, Ontario getting ready for Aerobatic & Tailwheel Training.

Operating in Southern Ontario, Located Between Toronto and Niagara Falls

Upright Aviation Academy is a certified Flight Training Unit out of Burlington Airport (CZBA) that specializes in 3 categories of operations:

  • Aerobatic Thrill/UFLY Rides (no flying experience necessary)

  • Pilot Safety Training

  • Aerobatic/Tailwheel Training

Our Pilots are trained and experienced in all aspects of aviation and are certified UPRT/Aerobatic/Tailwheel Instructors who have undergone rigorous training. Not just anyone can pass the knowledge and skill of the "all attitude environment" on to a Pilot and not just any Pilot can be an Upright Aviation Academy Instructor. This comes with many years of operational experience, knowledge, and expertise while following the guidelines set out in industry standard concepts, along with continuous amendments in training programs and accountability.

Thrill/UFLY Rides

Join us for an ultimate adrenalin-fueled experience for every thrill seeker. Let us offer you a thrill of a lifetime in our Extra 300L!


Come fly with us and we’ll take you on a flight filled with loops, rolls and hard turns that will give you an adrenalin rush like no other.


The manouevers you will experience are the same ones professional pilots use during air show routines. So if you’ve ever attended an air show and looked skyward in awe, you have the opportunity to experience the same thing.


Want video? Just ask about our 3 camera and telemetry system to take home your video and picture footage to show your friends and family!

Super Decathlon 8KCAB aircraft flying over the Greater Toronto Area piloted by Upright Aviation Academy. This is a Pilot Confidence (PCT) safety training flight.
Upright Aviation stunt planes performing aerobatic pilot training manoeuvres in Ontario.
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"I recently went up in Upright Aviation's Extra 300 for a thrill ride with my previous aerobatic instructor. The flight was absolutely amazing and I'm still smiling from it over a week later. The staff at Upright were very professional, friendly and organized. If you're looking for a thrill or to upgrade your aerobatic skills, I strongly recommend contacting this company."

Pilot Safety Courses

Aerobatic stunt plane piloted by Upright Aviation Academy completing an aerobatic Thrill Ride over Burlington Airport.

Our Safety courses are aimed at preventing Loss of Control Accidents (LOC-I).


Loss of Control accidents are the leading cause of aviation accidents and fatalities far surpassing all other categories.


The industry has been able to lower every single category cause of accidents, yet LOC-I have steadily increased.

LOC-I accidents are almost always catastrophic; 97 percent of the accidents analyzed involved fatalities to passengers or pilots.


This category of accident contributed to the most fatalities. Given this severity, LOC-I accidents have been assessed by the IATA Safety Department and the industry to be the highest risk to aviation safety and deemed to be an area for increased attention.

Aerobatics & Tailwheel Training

From beginner to advanced & competition aerobatics as well as AFI, we've got you covered. Train with one of our certified Class 1/2 Aerobatic Flight Instructors in either our Super Decathlon 8KCAB or our Extra 300L. Expand your horizons, improve your skills and confidence, and learn how to fly in any attitude. Basic aerobatic maneuvers taught include: spins, loops, rolls, hammerheads, immelmans, and cuban eights.


Tailwheel training is also available. You will learn to use the rudder more precisely for coordinated flight and increase awareness of the wind and how it affects the aircraft in the two most critical phases of flight- takeoff and landing. A tailwheel aircraft is much less forgiving when accounting for wind than a tri-cycle gear aircraft, forcing the pilot to be more focused and aware.

 Extra 300L aerobatic plane flying upside down during a UFLY Thrill Ride between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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Get In Touch

Reach us via email at or via phone at either 905-975-5237 or 905-399-1873

Contact us to plan a visit!

We operate out of Burlington Airport (CZBA), located in beautiful Southern Ontario, Canada, halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

OR we can also come to your location if required.

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