Our goal is to make sure that our students obtain the finest flight training offered and that they leave our facility as the most proficient pilot that they can be.
Students here will learn to fly in the same challenging weather conditions they will be expected to fly in upon becoming a professional pilot. In addition, our proximity to the airspace surrounding Normal Manley International Airport allows students to have the opportunity to experience flying in a controlled and busy environment, giving them a substantial training ground to make them competent pilots.
Kingston, Jamaica is a fantastic place to live and work. It is a modern mid-size city complete with cultural destinations, first-rate shopping, an active entertainment district, and an overall excellent quality of life.
In the history of aviation, there has never been a better time than now to enter. The Caribbean Aviation Training Center was founded to supply pilot training to those seeking to become pilots. We take our work very seriously, and operate this school out of a genuine commitment to the aviation community. The industry is experiencing an unprecedented demand for pilots currently, and that demand will only grow within the next 5 to 8 years. We invite anyone who is considering a career in aviation to come visit us.
Caribbean Aviation Training Center (CATC) is a flight and maintenance training academy located at Tinson Pen Aerodrome, Kingston, Jamaica. It was founded by Captain Errol L. Stewart, a former Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) air wing officer. CATC was approved by Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) on November 21st, 2000 as the third international CPC and approved by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) as an Aviation Training Organization (ATO) on February 21st, 2001 thereafter commencing its’ first flight on February 22nd, 2001.
CATC was approved by the Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) on November 21st, 2000 as the third international CPC. CATC was approved by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) as an Aviation Training Organization (ATO) on February 21st, 2001 and commenced its’ first flight on February 22nd, 2001.
CATC took it’s own path, becoming an independent flight school in 2018 and remains the premier Flight School in Jamaica. It received the Diamond Award for excellence under Cessna Aircraft operations and training in 2006, The Cessna award for excellent flight training in 2007 and the Platinum Award under Cessna aircraft operations and training in 2009.
Caribbean Aviation Training Center operates out of Tinson Pen Aerodrome Kingston, Jamaica. Tinson Pen is the largest domestic aerodrome on the island and is an ideal training facility for flight education. Students here have excellent opportunities for practice both at and near the airfields. In addition, large training areas are literally minutes away.
The proximity of our practice areas allow for students to spend more flight time learning and less time traveling to and from the practice areas. The parishes of Jamaica also provide numerous airports for cross-country flights.
Upon completion of the Private Licence and Instrument Rating, we encourage students to fly throughout Jamaica to time build in preparation for the Commercial Licence.
Jamaica provides a variety of different airports which prepare students for the rigors of commercial aviation. We have excellent weather that provides opportunities for our students to fly in a variety of conditions. Students, with the input from our instructors, will make the same real life weather decisions commercial pilots make on a daily basis.