Flight Training - February 2014 - 30

Outstanding Flight School and
Instructor: The winners in this upper tier
had a minimum of five reviews and scored
in the top 20 percent of all schools and
instructors.
Honor Roll: Schools and instructors
listed in the Honor Roll were shown to
provide a good flight training experience
through positive poll reviews that averaged 70 percent or more.

FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE
TO STUDENT SATISFACTION
There are many reasons flight students perceive their training as valuable
or not. In the poll, AOPA asked students to rate their overall impressions of
flight training value. Their answers are then compared to a number of specific
factors, such as access to flight simulators, how many lessons were cancelled,
and so on. A clear correlation between these factors and a positive value
experience came through in the data.
OVERALL PERCEPTION OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONVALUE
Bad value

No opinion

Good value

INGREDIENTS OF GOOD INSTRUCTION.

Each question in the Flight Training
Excellence Poll was derived from research
into the ideal flight training experience,
which AOPA commissioned to better
understand why some students finish
flight training and others do not. In that
research it became clear that a number of
key factors have a significant impact on
student success. Factors such as access
to a simulator, perception of value, and
accessibility of flight instructors play a
large role in how we feel about our overall
flight training experience.
The Flight Training Excellence Poll
was analyzed to determine how current
students feel about their experiences in
relation to those key factors that we now
know influence success. Value is a good
example. Poll respondents were more
likely to indicate they received a good
flight training value if they had access
to a simulator at a reasonable rate; were
provided ground school opportunities;

"THEY TAKE THEIR
TIME TO SHOW YOU
THEIR FACILITY AND
AIRCRAFT. ALL STAFF
WORK TOGETHER
TO HELP THE
STUDENTS. THEY
ALSO TOOK THE TIME
TO INTRODUCE ME
TO OTHER STUDENTS
TO HELP WITH MY
TRAINING."
-SURVEY RESPONDENT

DID YOU HAVE ACCESS TO FLIGHT SIMULATOR?

FLIGHTTRAINING.AOPA.ORG

96%

63%

16%

21%

No

63%

16%

DID YOU PARTICIPATE IN GROUND SCHOOL STUDY SESSIONS?

Yes 4%
No

92%

13%

27%

60%

WAS YOUR FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR READILY AVAILABLE?
Yes 4%

92%

No

64%

27%

9%

HOW WELL WERE AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT MAINTAINED?

Very well
Neutral
Not well

30 /

3%

Yes

3%

19%

95%

28%

48%

53%

20%

32%


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Flight Training - February 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Flight Training - February 2014

Flight Training - February 2014
Contents
Member Benefits
Right Seat
Letters
Fun on the Water
Success Story News
How It Works
After the Checkride
News Abeam the Numbers
Training Products
News Final Exam
Asi News
News
Flight Lesson
Accident Report
Around the Patch
Flying Carpet
Flight Training Excellence Awards
Awards Recipients
All for You
Dream Maker
Weather
Career Pilot
Instructor Report
CFI to CFI
Career Advisor
Accident Report
Advertiser Index
Debrief
Flight Training - February 2014 - Flight Training - February 2014
Flight Training - February 2014 - Cover2
Flight Training - February 2014 - Contents
Flight Training - February 2014 - 2
Flight Training - February 2014 - 3
Flight Training - February 2014 - Member Benefits
Flight Training - February 2014 - 5
Flight Training - February 2014 - Right Seat
Flight Training - February 2014 - 7
Flight Training - February 2014 - Letters
Flight Training - February 2014 - 9
Flight Training - February 2014 - Fun on the Water
Flight Training - February 2014 - 11
Flight Training - February 2014 - Success Story News
Flight Training - February 2014 - How It Works
Flight Training - February 2014 - After the Checkride
Flight Training - February 2014 - News Abeam the Numbers
Flight Training - February 2014 - Training Products
Flight Training - February 2014 - News Final Exam
Flight Training - February 2014 - Asi News
Flight Training - February 2014 - 19
Flight Training - February 2014 - News
Flight Training - February 2014 - 21
Flight Training - February 2014 - Flight Lesson
Flight Training - February 2014 - Accident Report
Flight Training - February 2014 - Around the Patch
Flight Training - February 2014 - 25
Flight Training - February 2014 - Flying Carpet
Flight Training - February 2014 - 27
Flight Training - February 2014 - 28
Flight Training - February 2014 - Flight Training Excellence Awards
Flight Training - February 2014 - 30
Flight Training - February 2014 - 31
Flight Training - February 2014 - Awards Recipients
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Flight Training - February 2014 - All for You
Flight Training - February 2014 - 35
Flight Training - February 2014 - 36
Flight Training - February 2014 - 37
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Flight Training - February 2014 - 39
Flight Training - February 2014 - Dream Maker
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Flight Training - February 2014 - Weather
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Flight Training - February 2014 - 46
Flight Training - February 2014 - Career Pilot
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Flight Training - February 2014 - Instructor Report
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Flight Training - February 2014 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - February 2014 - Accident Report
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Flight Training - February 2014 - 54
Flight Training - February 2014 - 55
Flight Training - February 2014 - Debrief
Flight Training - February 2014 - Cover3
Flight Training - February 2014 - Cover4
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