Flight Training - February 2014 - 31

"THEY BUILD
A GREAT
ENVIRONMENT
THAT MAKES YOU
ALWAYS WANT
TO BE AT THE
AIRPORT-THEY
MAKE IT A
WONDERFUL
PLACE TO LEARN."

DID YOU BELIEVE YOUR TIME WAS PUT TO THE BEST USE?

Yes 3%
Neutral

96%
21%

No

53%

26%
64%

26%

10%

-SURVEY RESPONDENT

had access to flight instructors outside of
lesson times; were made to feel their time
was well utilized; knew what concepts
to study before a lesson; were provided
with an appropriate lesson scheduling
mechanism; and had access to reliable
rental aircraft.
Transparency also came through as
a key factor. Students who knew their
instructor's background were more likely
to feel safe, for example. And those who
were provided with online weather
resources were more likely to trust their
instructor's decisions regarding weather
and aircraft readiness. We already know
from the previous research that transparency about costs and the time involved to
finish flight training also are major factors
for success. The charts on these pages
illustrate other important considerations
that came through on the poll results.
After everything was tallied, the most
poignant finding was just how much
students at the winning schools love their
experience. Going to a great flight school
and working with a superb flight instructor really do matter, which is why we're
proud to feature San Carlos Flight Center
and Conor Dancy on the following pages
as the winners of the Best Flight School
and Best Flight Instructor, respectively.
But if you don't live in California or
Virginia, make sure to check out the full
list of winners on pages 32 and 33. Maybe
your school is there.

WERE YOU GIVEN A SCHEDULING PROCESS
TO PLAN YOUR TRAINING?
Yes 4%
Neutral

94%
17%

28%

No

55%

57%

24%

19%

WERE YOUR LESSONS CANCELLED?
Often/Sometimes

24%

Rarely/Never 3%

55%

21%

94%

DID YOU RECEIVE A GOOD VALUE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT?

Male 5% 5%
Female 2%

90%

97%

Ian J. Twombly is editor of Flight Training magazine.

FEBRUARY 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING

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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
Flight Training - February 2014 - 33
Flight Training - February 2014 - All for You
Flight Training - February 2014 - 35
Flight Training - February 2014 - 36
Flight Training - February 2014 - 37
Flight Training - February 2014 - 38
Flight Training - February 2014 - 39
Flight Training - February 2014 - Dream Maker
Flight Training - February 2014 - 41
Flight Training - February 2014 - 42
Flight Training - February 2014 - 43
Flight Training - February 2014 - Weather
Flight Training - February 2014 - 45
Flight Training - February 2014 - 46
Flight Training - February 2014 - Career Pilot
Flight Training - February 2014 - 48
Flight Training - February 2014 - Instructor Report
Flight Training - February 2014 - CFI to CFI
Flight Training - February 2014 - Career Advisor
Flight Training - February 2014 - Accident Report
Flight Training - February 2014 - 53
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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