Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's Premier Flight School

Our Instructors

Centennial instructors are chosen for their dedication to the teaching profession. They are individuals for whom teaching is a passion and for some, a career. Their focus is to provide you, the student, the best possible instruction that will allow you to progress rapidly while also attaining a high level of skill and ability.

Our Chief Flight Instructor has over 15 years experience as a flight instructor and conducts bi-weekly training sessions for the instructors to maintain high standards and continuity among instructional staff. The instructors teaching the multi-engine and IFR courses have a minimum of 1000 instructional hours.

Joe Amelia

Joe Amelia

Joe is our General Manager. He has 30 years in the business as an instructor, pipeline inspection pilot and charter pilot. He has been involved with the ownership and management of Centennial in various capacities since 1983.

Along with all of his day to day activities he is also a Pilot Examiner for PPL, CPL and IFR. Joe is a noted IFR authority and conducts the groundschool portion of our IFR course.


Bruce Ritchie

Bruce Ritchie

Bruce is our CFI and is also a Class 2 instructor who teaches Private, Commercial, Multi Engine and IFR. He mixes his love of flying with the ongoing pursuit of new business and the steady improvement of the existing business. A flexible schedule and a strong belief that the student comes first allows Bruce to schedule business duties around the needs of his students.


Rodrigo Del Villar

Rodrigo Del Villar

Rodrigo is a class 3 Instructor teaching the PPL, CPL and Night Ratings. He is also our Tuesday night Private Pilot ground school instructor.


Alvin Erickson

Alvin Erickson

Alvin is a Class 1 instructor and teaches Private, Commercial, Multi-Engine, IFR and Instuctor ratings. Retired from the Canadian Armed Forces, he has been a pilot for more than 40 years and an instructor for the past 12.

Although he is now a snow bird and spends the winters in Arizona, Alvin works with a wide variety of students during the summer months.

Centennial Flight Centre
Hangar 42, Villeneuve Airport
26-27018 SH633
Sturgeon County, AB, Canada
T8T 0E3
How to Find Us
780-451-7676 (p)
780-452-3575 (f)

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's Premier Flight School