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AFIT Accelerated Flight & Instrument Training

steveeeee wrote on 4/6/2017 10:17:35 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 3 Quality of Instruction 1
Availability of Aircraft 3 Availability of Instruction 1
Cleanliness of Aircraft 3 Facility Amenities N/A
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 1.7/5

Employee(s) worked with: notcomfortable

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

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My Review of AFIT Accelerated Flight & Instrument Training:
I had a very bad experience with this flight school. They insisted I pay them for the full amount in advance, which I did. After several days of training, and before accumulating 40 hours of instruction, the owner of the school told me that I had used up all of my flying days. I was shocked, considering they didn't complete the instruction and didn't even schedule the checkride. I offered to pay more, and they told me the instructors are booked with other students. I never got my rating. After spending $6000 and taking a week and a half away from work, I went online to check the reviews, and saw that they were a scam and other people had even worse complaints. My advice to all the nice people who don't want to get scammed: Never hire AFIT and never pay in advance for a course you haven't started, with people you've never met.

Encore Flight

turbine wrote on 2/18/2017 8:44:48 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 1 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 1 Availability of Instruction 2
Cleanliness of Aircraft 1 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 3 Friendliness of Staff 3
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 1.9/5

Employee(s) worked with: Alex Abbassi

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Mostly nice instructors

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My Review of Encore Flight:
This school should never even be a consideration if you value your life, education, and hard earned money. The airplanes are terribly maintained and kept in barely legal condition; they are unsafe. Of their entire fleet of Cherokee's, only one is instrument legal and marginal at best. There currently are no examiners in southern California that will work with them (you have to fly to Bakersfield for a check ride). Their business dealings are deceptive, dishonest, and straight-up shady. If you pay for a package up front, you will be pushed to the side and flighting for flights; you will not receive what you paid for. There are countless students that started at this school and forced to finish elsewhere. This school has a D- rating with the BBB and has a horrible reputation at KVNY. They are under close watch by the FAA and have a long record of emergency landings. Don't buy into the lies that you will receive from this smooth operator named Alex Abbassi; he is a fraud.


Epic Flight Academy

shawnchen wrote on 1/11/2017 3:04:51 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: Joshua

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

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My Review of Epic Flight Academy:
I earned my private pilot license at Epic, the best flight school in the area, continuing the IR and CPL! If you're looking for a great flight school, Epic is the place. The maintenance is second to none and the family like atmosphere makes training a pleasurable experience.

Peak Aviation Center

kellenaviation777 wrote on 12/18/2016 5:05:44 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 4 Quality of Instruction 1
Availability of Aircraft 3 Availability of Instruction 3
Cleanliness of Aircraft 3 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 2.1/5

Employee(s) worked with: John Panton

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

Decent aircraft
Good mx

Cons

Horrible CFIs
Rude staff
Owner is rude
Aircraft too expensive for what you are paying for

My Review of Peak Aviation Center:
I transferee to this flight school because my old flight school, Acent Avistion closed. My instructor was nice and seemed good. I was very wrong. At Peak, they require that before you take your checkride, you fly with one of the two cheif instructors. I failed this miserably. At 87 hours I did not know how to do short field take offs, or ground reference maneuvers. I has also been signed off for solo without taking the required presolo knowledge test. This instructor was fired, and I got caught up with the asst. cheif CFI. They caught me up for free, which was nice. I passed my checkride a week later. About 2 months after that, I was flying their DA20. I had extreme engine roughness, so I landed. There was no rule set in place regarding food or drinks in the airplanes. My passenger had a Dr. Pepper in the aircraft. When the head CFI noticed this, he said "What the hell is this shit"!? I was blamed for the incident simply because I did not troubleshoot with a checklist *there was not a checklist for this situation*. Not only did they charge me for the CFIs time, they charged me for him flying the plane for .8 hours, which was used for a test flight. I had passed my written with only a 72%, which is completely legal. The owner wanted a 90%. When I did not get it done as fast as he wanted me to, he told me I could not fly without a CFI until it was done. He then said "I am the owner, I do not have to rent to you". I have since moved. If you are planning to fly here, watch your instructors, as they do not. They will try to milk every single penny out of you. I recommend a different flight school.

Epic Flight Academy

Frederic wrote on 10/29/2016 5:27:57 PM:
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: Garrett Ray - Josh Scheewn

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

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My Review of Epic Flight Academy:
Epic flight academy best flight school of the state , enrolled in the commercial pilot program , i can tell you guys you will not regret , great staff , awesome airplanes, with epic you will start with 0 hour experience to commercial pilot with 141 course wich is one of the best !!


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Overshooting and Undershooting 'Engine-Out' Landings
Overshooting and Undershooting 'Engine-Out' Landings
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On too many occasions, I find applicants tend to overshoot (too high on the proper glide path) when executing a simulated engine out approach and landings especially, the no-flap. 

It is interesting to me that the tendency is to OVERSHOOT the desired glide path (be too high). What is even more interesting (and distressing) is that, on too many occasions, applicants fail to use devices and methods to correct to the proper glide path. Often, I ask “Are you high or low?” and they reply that they are high. I wait for them to use the flaps, “S” turn, slip, or, if there is adequate altitude, execute a 360 degree turn to loose excess altitude to establish the proper glide path. 

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