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Choosing the Right Flight School

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Start by asking yourself some questions:

  • Why do I want to learn to fly?
  • What is my ultimate goal?
  • Do I want to fly for fun? 
  • Am I seeking a flying career?

Once you have given some thought to what you want,

  • Request all available literature from each school.
  • Do not be misled by glossy pamphlets and catchy sales pitches.
  • While reviewing the material, take notes for questions during the school visit.

Some things to look for are:

  • The school's philosophy, goals and objectives. Do they match or come close to yours?
  • How long has the school been in business?
  • How many students have graduated and how many do they have right now?
  • What is the classroom facility like?
  • What kind of aircraft are used for training?

Visit the school in person

  • Listen closely and ask questions about everything.
  • Do not be shy.
  • How does the CFI (Chief Flying Instructor) supervise flight training in the school?
  • How many students does each instructor have?
  • Will you have a principal instructor or will your booking time dictate who you fly with?
  • How the training is scheduled (1.5 versus a 2 hour booking)?
  • Is there a no show policy, cancellations due to weather?
  • Is Ground School run continuously or on an as required basis?
  • How does the school's insurance cover you as a student from both personal protection and personal liability perspectives?

Michaell IrelandWhat about Ground School?

  • How often does Ground School usually run?
  • Qualifications of the instructors teaching Ground School?
  • Is it a scheduled class over a period of several weeks?
  • Are there any additional resources that contain material for additional study?

Check out the training aircraft!!

  • What is important is how well airplane is equipped and maintained.
  • The number of aircraft a school has should depend on the number of active students.
  • How a school maintains them is important for both safety and scheduling.
  • Ask questions on how the maintenance is carried out and the overall reliability of the school's aircraft fleet.

Meet the flight instructors!!

  • The most experienced and highest rated instructor holds a Class I Flight Instructor Rating.
  • The newest instructor has a Class IV Flight Instructor Rating.
  • Talk to some of the other students at the school to ask about their instructors.
  • Complete a familiarization flight.
  • Assess your instructor's attitude.
  • A good instructor is one who strives for excellence and will work with you until it is achieved.
  • He or she is also someone who cares about you not only as a student/client but as a person as well.

Assess the bottom line-cost

  • Remember, you are investing in your education,
  • It is also a never ending learning process, and as with all education,
  • Determine if what you get for your money is fair.
  • if a deal seems too good to be true, it usually is.
  • Read the fine print and ensure that you are making a comparison of equals.
  • Inquire about refunds.

Make a Choice

  • Ultimately the choice depends on the quality of training
  • The method convenient to your schedule.
  • Select the one that matches your personality.

If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please contact us.

Good luck and enjoy!!!

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