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Flying Start Aero LLC

DaveC wrote on 8/18/2016 6:38:28 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 4 Quality of Instruction 2
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 4
Cleanliness of Aircraft 5 Facility Amenities 5
Community Atmosphere 5 Friendliness of Staff 4
Professionalism of Staff 4 Value of Training 2
Overall Score: 4/5

Employee(s) worked with: John Brown

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

Nice facilities
Easy to fly Cessna
Very nice cockpit and avionics

Cons

Impatient instructor
Expensive
More complicated Class C procedures than a smaller airport

My Review of Flying Start Aero LLC:
The lessons seemed to be going just fine, but I noticed the instructor tended to be a bit impatient at times when I wasn't reacting fast enough or didn't understand something that he though I should already know. He would always flip switches or dial things up on the flight display without telling me what he was doing and why, and didn't seem very happy when I asked.

Everything seemed to be going well with the lessons until I was told I had to buy a Cessna Pilot's Kit. I already had a Jeppesen kit from some previous lessons and didn't see the reason to pay another $400 kit that contained the same information. At this point he told me that if I didn't buy the kit he wouldn't teach me anymore, so we parted ways. I wondered if there was something else bothering him, but I'll never know.

The Cessna Skycatcher was a great training plane, but flying in and out of the Reno airport is much more complicated for a student. I'll be looking to resume my training at a smaller airport with, hopefully, a more mellow and patient instructor.

Huffman Aviation

Paul Lee wrote on 6/18/2016 1:20:39 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 4 Quality of Instruction 5
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 5
Cleanliness of Aircraft 5 Facility Amenities 5
Community Atmosphere 5 Friendliness of Staff 5
Professionalism of Staff 5 Value of Training 5
Overall Score: 4.9/5

Employee(s) worked with: Jordan, Jake

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Excellent small flight school environment. Jake, the owner, ensures that everything is in tip top condition. Brett is extremely helpful. Most of the time you call you get (wait for this) a real person on the line. Top notch instructors (I flew with Jordan and Jon). Also, Spinks Airport is on the southwest side of the Metroplex, which makes it easy to stay out of the busier airspaces in the areas.

Cons

Burleson is not very busy so you might miss the heavy traffic of the big cities.

My Review of Huffman Aviation:
Excellent small flight school environment. Jake, the owner, ensures that everything is in tip top condition. Brett is extremely helpful. Most of the time you call you get (wait for this) a real person on the line. Top notch instructors (I flew with Jordan and Jon). Also, Spinks Airport is on the southwest side of the Metroplex, which makes it easy to stay out of the busier airspaces in the areas.

Berichi Aviation

Brody wrote on 4/22/2016 3:03:11 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 5 Quality of Instruction 5
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 5
Cleanliness of Aircraft 5 Facility Amenities 5
Community Atmosphere 5 Friendliness of Staff 5
Professionalism of Staff 5 Value of Training 5
Overall Score: 5/5

Employee(s) worked with: Charlie Berichi

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Best rates, new airplanes. The staff are extremly professional.

Cons

They are very busy. I had to wait two weeks to get a discovery flight.

My Review of Berichi Aviation:
I have an inherent fear of flying. I went with my girlfriend on her discovery flight. I've never had more fun in my life. These people are awesome. The sights they showed us, absolutely phenomenal. Their plane was brand new and they don't try to scare you if you tell them not to. I went on a helicopter ride in Las Vegas one time for my birthday. Those guys try to make you sick, very scary. Berichi Aviation was nothing but professional during our entire time with them. We both got free t-shirts and polo's, too! 5 stars!

Ultimate Air Academy

Christosisathief wrote on 2/15/2016 9:45:57 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 1 Quality of Instruction 1
Availability of Aircraft 1 Availability of Instruction 1
Cleanliness of Aircraft 1 Facility Amenities 1
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 1/5

Employee(s) worked with: Christos Flagkakis

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Cons

Unreliable Equipment
Dangerous Maintenance Procedures
Low Quality Instruction
Untrustworthy Staff

My Review of Ultimate Air Academy:
Stay away from Christos Flagkakis. I am one of dozens of students who have been ripped off by this guy. As inexperienced aviators we trusted his judgement and did not believe that would actually steal our money. We were wrong but many of us advanced our career and became industry professionals while Christos languished in his mediocrity and inability to live with integrity.

Thankfully we are now in a position to report his crimes which include some pretty serious allegations. His name in our industry is absolute crap and has been for almost a decade.

Christos , I hope you saved the almost $100,000 which you stole from your students , you will need it, I promise.

East Coast Aero Club - Bedford

xenedra0821 wrote on 2/4/2016 12:41:25 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 5 Quality of Instruction 5
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 4
Cleanliness of Aircraft 5 Facility Amenities 4
Community Atmosphere 5 Friendliness of Staff 4
Professionalism of Staff 5 Value of Training 5
Overall Score: 4.7/5

Employee(s) worked with: Jim Henry

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Clean, well-maintained aircraft
Exceptional instructors
Thorough Training
Knowledgeable staff

Cons

Price (in comparison to other schools)

My Review of East Coast Aero Club - Bedford:
I started my PPL training at another school and moved on after I lost confidence in my instructor. I was a little put off by East Coast's pricing, but they are truly worth every penny. My instructor is exceptional, the planes are very clean and well maintained, and I feel like a welcomed part of the family every time I walk in the door. Even the owner has taken the time to walk out with me to the plane and chat with me. I have also been impressed by the office staff, who all seem to be very knowledgeable. Admittedly, I'm a fairly difficult to please non-people person person, but I can only offer the highest of praises for the people I have met here and especially of my instructor - Jim Henry. His schedule is a bit limited, but if you are able to train during daytime hours, I definitely recommend syncing up with him.


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