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ADF Airways

Carlos wrote on 6/14/2018 4:17:59 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 4 Quality of Instruction 4
Availability of Aircraft 4 Availability of Instruction 4
Cleanliness of Aircraft 4 Facility Amenities 4
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 3
Overall Score: 3/5

Employee(s) worked with: Don't remember

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

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My Review of ADF Airways:
I paid a deposit to this academy and it was not returned, they just cancels visa of international students to keep their deposits. Be careful with this academy. They are not so professionals management staff barely speak some words in English, hope you don't experience something's like that.,

Austin Academy of Aviation

bradr998 wrote on 1/24/2018 2:42:25 AM:
Quality of Aircraft 3 Quality of Instruction 4
Availability of Aircraft 2 Availability of Instruction 2
Cleanliness of Aircraft 4 Facility Amenities 4
Community Atmosphere 4 Friendliness of Staff 3
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 2
Overall Score: 2.9/5

Employee(s) worked with: Virgil Kennedy

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

Good training at Austin International airport

Planes are in good condition for basic training

Cons

Unreliable and unprofessional flight instructor

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Most expensive flight school in Austin



My Review of Austin Academy of Aviation:
Expensive / Unreliable / Unprofessional
This is the most expensive flight school in Austin. Virgil Kennedy is the 74 year old owner and lead flight instructor. He is consistently unreliable due to his various medical issues, and cancels flights lessons at the last minute. Unreliability is compounded by the fact Virgil manages the daily schedule, phone calls, administration, all of which occurs during scheduled flight training. Very unprofessional.
He does not respect anyone elses time but his own.
Althought highly experienced, his best years are behind him and knowledge is sadly outdated. Don’t expect Virgil to teach intricacies of GPS navigation except to demonstrate the one single button he knows to push. Additionally don’t expect autopilot instruction since usage on one aircraft causes steep continuous left turns. Other instruments are defective and he claims they are too expensive to repair, so be aware of what you are getting into.


Berichi Aviation

Reick wrote on 1/15/2018 7:34:48 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: Charlie & Dan

Reason for visit: Aircraft Rental

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Incredibly well knowledged Instructors with inspiring attitude. Overall aircraft condition A+

Cons


My Review of Berichi Aviation:
I gave it a five star rating across the board because it was very clean facility the instructors Charlie and Dan are amicable very well studied in all points of the business, training and professionalism. Aircraft in perfect condition if not mint condition for a flight school/rental aspect.

Another reason out of many reasons why I rated it with 5 stars is due to the customer service, it was just great.

Berichi Aviation

snguyen2014 wrote on 12/28/2017 8:04:14 AM:
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: Charlie Berichi

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Everything

Cons

None

My Review of Berichi Aviation:
The owner and Flight instructor Charlie Berichi really helped me have a great first experience! He met me as soon as I parked my car and gave me a tour around the nice and neat facility. The people all smiled and waved when I walked by! There were complimentary fresh pasteries and drinks! (Which were my favorite, lol.) I had full access to the exclusive classroom and office area, and was able to look at many of the planes there, which were all polished and well kept so they worked perfectly! I was a little scared of riding my first time, as I have a tiny fear of heights I was trying to overcome and Captain Charlie was nothing but patient with me. He eased me through the whole process and recorded everything for me! He even edited it and sent me both versions so I could choose! In the end i had no issues of any kind, even with billing. It was truly an amazing first flying experience I’ll never forget! (:

Berichi Aviation

elpibe24 wrote on 12/26/2017 1:49:28 AM:
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: Charlie

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Great planes, clean, well maintained
Friendly staff
Nice facility

Cons

None

My Review of Berichi Aviation:
I've been going to Berichi Aviation for about a month now and have no complaints. I found them when doing various Google searches for flight schools around KFXE. I have started my complex training in their Piper Arrow IV, and have also transitioned to their Piper Cherokee 140 which I used to fly to KSPG for two days and encountered no issues. The owner is very accommodating and really loves what he does.


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