ORGANIZATION & MISSION
Stratos Aviation Association is a non for profit company federally registered in Canada committed to empowering today’s youth to dream big and to realize that the sky is no longer the limit! Stratos Aviation was founded to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and opportunities in the aviation industry with a big emphasis on pilot careers.
Why are we doing this?
The aviation industry as a whole is facing an identity crisis with today’s youth and most millennials. There is a shortage of pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanical engineers, aviation mechanics, among many other professions in the industry and all high paying and respectable careers. This shortage is here to stay for at least the foreseeable future simple because today’s youth is not aware of the careers and opportunities available to them.
Our mission is to “plant the aviation seed” to today’s youth to dream big and pursue careers and opportunities in the aviation industry!
Stratos Aviation build a state of the art simulator facility to allow the public, groups, schools, camps, corporations, etc.. to experience flight for the first time at a relatively low cost. The Stratos Aviation Flight Simulator center is equipped with a 737NG-800 static simulator and four F-16 Falcon simulators. Reserve your flight experience today!
BUILDING THE PILOTS OF TOMORROW!
Becoming a pilot is the dream of many young people around the world and unfortunately it stays a dream their entire lives! Stratos Aviation is aiming to making pilot studies and education more accessible to candidate from less fortunate families and assist these candidates every step of the way, including job placement in the industry.
There is an ever growing demand for pilots around the world and this demand will continue to increase for the foreseeable long term future. Our mandate at Stratos Aviation is to encourage today youth through outreach programs to enroll in flight schools and pursue careers as pilots.
ACCESSIBLE STUDIES – SCHOLARSHIPS
Stratos Aviation want’s to make flight school accessible to everyone. We are establishing a scholarship fund to assist financially deserving candidates from less fortunate families to have access to flight schools and build for themselves respectable careers as pilots in the aviation industry.
Flight Training & Safety Seminars
Stratos Avaition values the importance of continuous learning in the aviation industry especially for pilots operating in General Aviation who are seeking more knowledge. We also offer pre-examination seminars to give maximum confidence to candidates passing their written exams. From test preparation, to UAV training, to crew first aid, even flight therapy, we have a seminar for you!
STEM FOR AVIATION
The aviation industry is a world to be marveled at with all the science and technology involved in getting an aircraft to fly and back on the ground. Stratos Aviation through its outreach programs and events allows today’s youth to dream big and explore the many careers and opportunities available to them in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
WHO IS BEHIND STRATOS AVIATION?
Stratos Aviation was founded by Naor Cohen in Montreal, Canada. My story is one of dreaming big and that no mater what life throws at you, everything is possible and all dreams can come true. Trust me!
I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life, in fact, I started my first entrepreneurial endeavor while I was finishing my degree in Human Environment-Geography at Concordia University. Between the ages of 21 and 30 years old are what I categorize as the “dark ages” of my life, but it was also the best learning curve of my life. I only realized and admitted later that experience is the best learning tool, sometimes at a very high cost. By the age of 30, I was broke, bankrupt and depressed with no light at the end of my tunnel!
One day in early July 2012, I shook myself up and realized that if I don’t help myself, no one will, and that was the turning point in my life. Fast forward to 2016, through perseverance, self motivation, commitment, sacrifice, hard work, endless working hours, strong family bonding, and driven by my dreams, I was finally able to consider myself a successful entrepreneur and was finally able to fulfill my life long dream of becoming a certified pilot.
I’ve been an aviation enthusiast my entire life, becoming a pilot was a lifetime achievement for me, but felt that I should be doing so much more. With my entrepreneurial experiences, my life learned lessons, my love for aviation and wanting to give back to the community I founded Stratos Aviation a non for profit company mandated to encourage today’s youth to reach for the sky, pursue STEM careers and opportunities in aviation and to never let go of their dreams and aspirations no matter what challenges life throws at them!
STRATOS AVIATION – BUILDING THE PILOTS AND AVIATION FUTURE OF TOMORROW