AOPA announced May 20 that it has opened its popular flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots at all levels to share feedback on their flight training experiences.
Survey results are used to determine AOPA’s annual Flight Training Excellence Awards. This is the fourth year for the poll, which provides valuable data on the performance—good and bad—of flight schools and instructors as a means of adopting best practices and improving the customer experience.
In 2015, AOPA is introducing a sweepstakes that offers valuable prizes to poll participants. Generous donations from Jeppesen, Sporty’s, and AOPA will allow the association to offer a chance to win one of the following valuable prizes:
The poll is based on AOPA’s extensive research into the optimal flight training experience and focuses on educational quality, customer focus, community, and information sharing. Participants can sign on to an AOPA Web page to answer 39 questions on flight schools and 27 questions on flight instructors.
The poll will close at midnight on Aug. 22. Participants do not have to be AOPA members.
“AOPA’s flight training poll has become an invaluable tool for flight schools and instructors who want to measure their effectiveness and adopt the practices that fit them best,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s program manager of flight training initiatives. “The poll results also allow us to publicly recognize those in flight training who are preparing lifelong, passionate aviators.”
Data collected from the poll will be compiled and shared as an overall report through Flight Training magazine in early 2016. Individual flight instructors may obtain personalized reports on poll results by emailing a request to [email protected].
Learn more about The 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards here.