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2018 Flight Training Experience Awards2018 Flight Training Experience Awards

Flight training is about much more than maneuvers and regulations. Great instructors and schools will prepare you for your checkride, yes, but they’ll also set the tone for your entire flying life with quality instruction, a focus on your needs as a customer, a strong sense of community, and transparency about the process. In the pages that follow, you’ll meet the best flight training providers in the country, as measured by their students. These are the winners of AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards.
Flight Training Experience Awards

The AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey and Awards are part of the You Can Fly program, a set of initiatives designed to get people flying and keep them flying. Winners are chosen based on feedback from thousands of students in a survey based on AOPA’s extensive research into the optimal flight training experience.

Awards are granted in two categories: flight instructor and flight school. High-scoring flight training providers are recognized as distinguished schools and instructors, and regional winners were selected for each category in each of five regions. The National Best Flight School and National Best Flight Instructor were selected from the regional winners. Congratulations to all the schools and instructors—and be on the lookout for the 2019 poll, which will be released this summer.

Best Flight School National

All the right moves

Take Flight Aviation proves naysayers wrong

Best Flight Instructor

Windy City winner

Former engineer now builds pilots

Regional Best Flight Instructors

Regional Best Flight Schools

Distinguished Flight Schools and Flight Instructors By Region

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