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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.

Aero-Smith

aviator008 wrote on 1/13/2016 12:20:37 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 3 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 3 Availability of Instruction 3
Cleanliness of Aircraft 3 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 3 Friendliness of Staff 3
Professionalism of Staff 3 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 2.8/5

Employee(s) worked with: Lee Jones

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

Cons

chief flight instructor never signs you off

My Review of Aero-Smith:
I spent a huge sum of money with them and the chief flight instructor never signed me off for the check ride..They keep saying you are not ready for the test then it came down to you have a lot of money with us basically saying to you to get lost...The chief flight instructor Lee Jones is a piece of garbage...

Florida Aviation Academy

Pilotwings123 wrote on 12/19/2015 6:04:01 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 2 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 4 Availability of Instruction 4
Cleanliness of Aircraft 2 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 2
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 2.3/5

Employee(s) worked with: Raul Puga, Carrie Sommer, Jack Fitzgerald

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

Instructors for the most part are good
Good location
Good airport

Cons

Poorly Managed
Long history of stealing students money
Director of flight school is very rude
Aircraft are maintained to minimum standards
Highly priced compared to other schools
Mostly a scam to get money out of international students

My Review of Florida Aviation Academy:
Don't know where to begin with this place, the airplanes are old and their rental rates are high. They make you pay for your training in installments. Don't give these people a cent of your money. I wouldn't trust the owners (Jack and Carrie) with a plastic spoon let alone my money. Carrie will schedule you for flights that you do not need. There is no structure to their program. Would stay away from them at all costs.

T&G Flying Club, Inc

AndrewYDay wrote on 11/1/2015 2:05:00 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 5 Quality of Instruction 5
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 5
Cleanliness of Aircraft 4 Facility Amenities 4
Community Atmosphere 5 Friendliness of Staff 5
Professionalism of Staff 5 Value of Training 5
Overall Score: 4.8/5

Employee(s) worked with: Corey McCollough

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Excellent training
Wide variety of high quality aircraft
Great prices/value
On-site maintenance staff

Cons

Doesn't have glass panel airplanes

My Review of T&G Flying Club, Inc:
I checked out a few flight schools in Cleveland and think T&G is the best value. I like that they have on-site maintenance too.
My intro flight was a blast! I got to take the controls on my very first flight and was surprised how intuitive it felt after doing it for a little while.
I'm looking forward to enrolling in ground school and continuing my training.

Flying Start Aero LLC

HUD413 wrote on 9/15/2015 1:27:33 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: John Brown, Bob Hooper

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Fabulously competent staff
Great selection of aircraft
Very friendly and patient

Cons

The airport is torn up for Summer maintenance

My Review of Flying Start Aero LLC:
I have flown with Hohn several times now and he is just great. You can tell he has a genuine love of flying. Ii, like most people was nervous to start flight training but he put me at ease from the first flight. I really enjoy the fact that he has a no nonsense way of teaching. This is a sport that can kill you and you have to be truthful with yourself. He has a way of cutting through the esoteric aeronautical terms that I appreciate. I have. Flown with only one other staff member, Bob, and he is just great. An extremely friendly and knowledgeable man that obviously loves being a CFI. I wouldn't go anywhere else.




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It Breaks My Heart
It Breaks My Heart
11/17/2015

It is the applicant who has no plan for an emergency on takeoff that breaks my heart. Or the one who can’t demonstrate to me how to properly recover from a stall or perform an effective emergency descent or other safety related tasks. A lack of knowledge or abilities results in a letter of disapproval. There is no shame in failing a test, but training is required and must be taken seriously. My job, as is the job of the instructor, is to do our very best to keep the student from making the headlines. Not to crash or have an incident.

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