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Flight Training Experience Award winners will be announced in October

Flight Training SurveyThank you for investing time to provide us your feedback through the Flight Training Experience Survey.

The survey encourages anyone who has taken flight training in the past 12 months to candidly share their training experiences. Responses are used to measure the overall performance of the respondent’s flight training providers and spotlight areas where they are successful and where they have opportunities to improve.

Survey participants include pilots of all experience levels, from new students to those earning advanced ratings or taking a flight review. Survey results are used to select winners of the Flight Training Experience Awards, which will be presented October 10, during Redbird Migration at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.

Award Categories

Best Flight School and Best Flight Instructor

For each of the two categories, Best Flight School and Best Flight Instructor, a total of six awards will be presented. One will be awarded to the top scorers in each of five regions - West, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast. The sixth award will go to the overall National Award winner.

Additionally, regional winners will receive a Zulu 3 headset, compliments of Lightspeed.

Flight Training Experience Award

This award is granted to flight schools and flight instructors who received at least 5 independent reviews and consistently earned superior ratings from their customers on the areas highlighted in the Flight Training Experience Research (Educational Quality, Customer Service, Information Sharing, and Community).  

For highlights of the 2017 Flight Training Experience Awards ceremony, click here.

AOPA’s You Can Fly Program

The Flight Training Experience Survey and Awards are part of the You Can Fly program, powered by AOPA. You Can Fly is a comprehensive set of initiatives designed to get people flying and keep them flying. The Flight Training Experience Survey and Awards support that effort by recognizing flight schools and instructors that deliver exceptional training experiences. Read more about the Flight Training Experience Research.