There are more than 1400 flight schools across the country, and each one is unique. When you are choosing the right flight school for you, here are a few factors to consider.
Convenience can mean a lot of different things. For us, convenience means that a school be both easily accessible and offer good flight weather.
Our location between FLL, OPF and MIA means that there are more than 1,400 flights a day into the area from around the world. Further, our location at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Florida provides us with direct access to all of Central and South Florida.
North Perry, being a controlled airport, meaning – with an active tower, offers a variety of services, such as traffic patterns that reduce the work load, and create less conflict.
Furthermore, with a special training zone being 5 minutes away, we enjoy a quiet flight environment, but still at the vicinity of busy airspace. Our location- in that manner, will provide the optimal training scene for you! The ability to practice instruments approach at 3 international airports, maneuvering whom can be done only at practice areas, all with the organized and safe environment of a controlled airport.
Meaning, our location, combined with the fact that the winds are predominantly west-east or east-west, gives us consistently ample air space to operate in while also providing our students with invaluable experience operating in a major metropolitan area with multiple busy airports . In short, being here will make you a better pilot – in the best professional and climate environment in the world!
Our location also provides us with year-round optimum weather conditions for flying. This, combined with the fact that we are open seven days a week, means we can ensure you are able to obtain the flight hours you need in as short a time as possible.
While there are many certified flight schools, we take it a step further. We are accredited by the FAA Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) for our Professional Pilot Program for both Airplanes and Helicopters. The ACCSC is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
This recognition means that our students are able to apply some (or all) of their education with us towards obtaining an advanced aviation degree in addition to achieving their pilot ratings.
We are certified by the FAA as a Part 141 school, but we also have certified Part 61 programs in our training for some individual requests.
As a Fixed-Base Operator out of North Perry Airport, we have been able to develop a cutting-edge facility with Advanced Aircraft Training Devices, library, spacious briefing areas and classrooms, and a 14,000 square foot maintenance facility.
Our goal is to provide all of the tools necessary for our students to get the experience they need and ensure that our instructors can focus on teaching.
Our location in Pembroke Pines, just outside of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, provides our students with a safe environment at a relatively low cost. Being that we are a short 20 minutes drive away from MIAMI, south beach and all these have to offer, the living expenses in our area are significantly lower. There are nearby apartments available to rent from as low as $500 a month for a shared apartment or $800 a month for a private apartment as well as ready access to South Florida’s world-class beaches for any downtime.
Being just off the Gulf Stream, South Florida’s weather patterns are remarkably consistent with a significant amount of warning before bad weather enters the area. This gives us the ability to maximize our flight times and provides our students with a relatively controlled environment that enables them to gain experience quickly.