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5 Advantages to the AOPA Flight Training Advantage platform

AOPA’s adaptive flight training platform can help flight schools, CFIs, and students train more effectively. Here are five ways AOPA Flight Training Advantage platform can help make flight training more efficient, and improve results for all involved.

In flight, CFIs can record notes and grade maneuvers, helping them stay organized and informed for future lessons and postflight discussions. Photo by Niki Britton.

Staff who developed AOPA Flight Training Advantage, our newest member benefit, took time out from onboarding schools and students to offer these tips for student, CFIs, and flight schools.

For students:

1. Maximize your time in the airplane.

Ever get frustrated with trying to recall how to do maneuvers when you really should be focusing on what is actually happening in the aircraft? Practice procedures at home with AFTA. In the student portal, you can review maneuvers with step-by-step instructions that take you from start to finish.

2. Save time on ground instruction.

Spend less time on ground instruction and more time in the air with AFTA’s prep work. The student portal lets you see what your instructor has planned for your next lesson and assigns the relevant prep work to help you understand the material before you head to the airport. That way you will be ready for what’s coming so you can get the most out of every lesson.

For CFIs:

3. Take advantage of advice

Every student learns differently and instructors work hard to figure out the best ways to help students “get it” quickly. AFTA provides teaching tips and ideas from experienced CFIs for each lesson to make your teaching more effective. CFIs both new and seasoned can learn new ways to help their students better understand the subject matter. It’s always a good thing to have more options in your teaching bag of tricks.

4. Stay organized.

Instructing keeps CFIs busy, especially when working with multiple students. AFTA helps keep everything organized by making sure you hit all of the required airman certification standards and regulatory requirements. Plus, you can record notes and reminders to pick up exactly where you left off. Worry less about the record keeping and free yourself to focus on the teaching.

For flight schools:

5. Get a bird’s-eye view.

Gain insight into your school by being able to see just how your students and CFIs are progressing. You’ll be able to see the big picture at a glance and dig where you want to see more detail on a student or CFI. That you can help your staff and customers have the best training experience possible.

Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.
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