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May 20 2015

          Contact: Steve Hedges


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FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today announced 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.

This year AOPA is introducing a sweepstakes that offers valuable prizes to poll participants. Generous donations from Jeppesen, Sporty’s and AOPA will allow us to offer a chance to win one of the following valuable prizes:

  • Jeppesen Part 141 Private Pilot Kit
  • David Clark H10-13.4 Aviation Headset
  • Sporty’s Flight Gear iPad Bag*

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 onto an AOPA website to answer 39 questions on flight schools and 27questions on flight instructors.

The poll will close at midnight on Aug. 22, 2015 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 with students and adopt the practices that fit them best,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s program manager, 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] .

To participate in the 2015 Flight Training Poll and sweepstakes, click on Flight Training Poll .

To learn more about The 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards, click Flight Training Awards.



Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. AOPA is the world’s largest aviation member association, with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States. AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media. To learn more, visit 



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AOPA Communications staff

Topics: Flight School, Aviation Industry, Gear

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