Selecting a flight school based solely on the fact that they are enrolled to offer Pilot Finance programs is not a good idea! More important considerations include:
- The school’s reputation and years in business;
- The type and number of training aircraft available;
- Instructor and aircraft scheduling availability;
- Distance you must travel for lessons; and
- Pricing for aircraft rental and instructor time.
Most important of all, you should be impressed with the school’s management and instructors. Ask yourself:
- Is the school professional and organized;
- Are you comfortable with your instructor’s teaching style; and
- Will their teaching style mesh with your learning style?
The answers to these questions vary greatly from student to student and from instructor to instructor. When you learn to fly, you are making major commitments of your time and your money. It is a mistake to shortcut the interview process!