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Shelton Aviation, Inc.

Lesliemarie7 wrote on 7/9/2017 7:37:10 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: Roger Shelton

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Professional and fun atmosphere. Shelton aviation will make it happen for u!

Cons

N/a

My Review of Shelton Aviation, Inc.:
Shelton aviation was a great experience for anyone interested in flying for fun or to obtain a license. Roger is a perfect example of a professional and pilot. He is totally committed to the students interest and goals with flying. The best in the area so call today!

AFIT Accelerated Flight & Instrument Training

rmear wrote on 6/17/2017 4:24:29 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: Andy Bibber

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

A Great Experience

Cons


My Review of AFIT Accelerated Flight & Instrument Training:
The whole process was great, from getting signed up, to last minute review for the check ride. I really appreciate your professionalism and patience, working with me to fit the training into my schedule. Furthermore, I could not have asked for a better instructor than Andy. He is very knowledgeable and confident in his skills/abilities. His calm demeanor and patience allowed me to learn in a stress free environment. I would recommend him as an instructor to anyone looking to become a pilot.

I also really enjoyed the accelerated training program schedule. It was very beneficial to be fully immersed in the flight training. It allowed me to minimize distractions, get a better grasp of the knowledge (i.e 'why' instead of just 'what') and get a better feel for flying since I was doing it constantly.



Ace Pilot Training

Sandaircraft wrote on 6/8/2017 11:48:23 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 2 Quality of Instruction 2
Availability of Aircraft 2 Availability of Instruction N/A
Cleanliness of Aircraft 1 Facility Amenities 1
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training N/A
Overall Score: 1.4/5

Employee(s) worked with: Gus yialamas

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

none

Cons

Everything, owner is a total jerk. Treats everyone like a child even his own instructors. Dosent pay his bills and no one wants to work for him.

My Review of Ace Pilot Training:
Like i said, owner is a jerk. Read any review that are NOT on his facebook page.They are all bad. Guy cheaps out on everything. He has a bad attitude and treats everyone like dirt. Bad vibe. Just wants to cheat you out of your money. There are better more friendly places to learn to fly.

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

Pros

Cons


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

Cons

Airplane condition/Maintenance
Operation/Administration
Value



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.



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