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Mountain Lake Seaplanes LLC

Danbell wrote on 9/5/2014 6:51:18 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 5 Quality of Instruction 5
Availability of Aircraft 4 Availability of Instruction 4
Cleanliness of Aircraft N/A Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 4 Friendliness of Staff 4
Professionalism of Staff 5 Value of Training 5
Overall Score: 4.3/5

Employee(s) worked with: mike kincaid

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

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My Review of Mountain Lake Seaplanes LLC:
I received my sea rating with Mike, it was a great time and very professional, hes a great instructor with true hands on experience. Not just some schmo that got his CFI and started instructing. I enjoyed the J3 Cub, I Have flown with Mike on occasion since my rating, he's a smart guy, I think he could drink more than he does, he's a little light in that department
Dan Bell STUNTMANS ASSOCIATION

Boeing Employees Flying Association

JoeBelson wrote on 7/28/2014 1:42:40 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 5 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 5 Availability of Instruction 1
Cleanliness of Aircraft 4 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 3
Overall Score: 2.7/5

Employee(s) worked with: Michael Davis, Steve Beardslee, Tom Howard

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

Pros

BEFA has great potential, many airplanes in good to very good condition and maintenance. Great online scheduling of aircraft. Tachometer Time. Fair hourly rates for equipment.

Cons

Too few instructors. BEFA politics and internal rumor mill. Accounting errors left me completely uninsured for my entire membership period. When they discovered their clerical error, my BEFA account was raided and my membership was terminated.

My Review of Boeing Employees Flying Association:
Was a guest member at BEFA for 13 months. Scheduling flight instructors has been the biggest challenge. BEFA's board has the tendency to discredit the first person they find for their mistakes, which including their own CFI/CFII staff. Obviously a once great organization and perhaps one day it will be again. Advise - Avoid interaction with their board. They told me I was insured and their equipment was insured for $2M and that buying renter's insurance was not advised. Later they told me I was flying without any insurance, because of their internal clerical system - the board voted to have my membership terminated, raided my account, and attempted to malign my character.


Aeris Aviation, LLC

Flyskyler wrote on 7/24/2014 12:39:12 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: Dale, Phil, Jim

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: Yes

Pros

Beautiful club! Professional staff, friendly service although affordable. I couldn't ask for more.

Cons

I drive 40 mins to get there. Couldn't it just be in my backyard ?

My Review of Aeris Aviation, LLC:
I have always been in love with flight. Now I'm in a position whereby I have some time and can actually pursue it. I am currently working on my VFR license @ Aeris Aviation. The program is comprehensive. They teach you about weather, flight plans etc etc about getting ready for your flight. They also train you in the SIM and you get trained in a Cessna 172s. If you live in the Wisconsin - Illinois area you will be hard pressed to find a better quality school for such a great price.


US Aviation Academy

gugu1688 wrote on 7/14/2014 2:21:04 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 2 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 2 Availability of Instruction 1
Cleanliness of Aircraft 3 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 1 Friendliness of Staff 2
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 1
Overall Score: 1.9/5

Employee(s) worked with: Tiffaney and Chris

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

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My Review of US Aviation Academy:
I want to tell you some story about me. Six months ago, I google some US flight school on the website. I found this school and contacted Tiffaney by mail. She gave me a tuition list about 250 hours commercial pilot for 6 months, and just cost 42,657. I thought it is cheaper than other school after comparison with others. Three months ago, I came here to start my flight class, but I felt something wrong about tuition fee. School raised it, and they didn’t inform me. Two months ago, school assign me an instructor, Sanjay, teach me how to fly. He is a really bad guy. He didn’t teach me anything, even he didn’t allow me control my airplane during three flight missions. Go back to base, he always gives me ground school, and use half hour chatting or junk talking then charge me one hour fee. I didn’t learn anything from him. One and Half months ago, I got a new instructor to restart to teach me how to fly. But, he has 8 students on his duty. We cannot fly everyday, and we fly one mission per week. I always trust the school told us “On time, On budget.” But, it seems to make my beautiful dream become my terrible nightmare.



US Aviation Academy

flybradley wrote on 7/13/2014 8:50:35 PM:
Quality of Aircraft 1 Quality of Instruction 3
Availability of Aircraft 2 Availability of Instruction 2
Cleanliness of Aircraft 2 Facility Amenities 3
Community Atmosphere 3 Friendliness of Staff 1
Professionalism of Staff 1 Value of Training 2
Overall Score: 2/5

Employee(s) worked with: Chris

Reason for visit: Flight Training

I recommend this flight school: No

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My Review of US Aviation Academy:
Ads saying 6 months which was happened long back ago...and maybe 1 person out of 30..
Not enough engineers and poor management ends up very poor plane availability, planes are available when weather is bad.
Not enough instructors made me waiting for over one month doing nothing, 141 initial multi comm course is such a joke, no curriculum and don't know what to do next even the manager. Very strict weather standard just extends the period of time building, plus lack of plane availability could take up to months for just trying to build 100 hours. Everything above they made me feel like it's my fault, yes I think I've made a mistake which is choosing the wrong school. You get how much you pay for, planes are barely airworthy here, especially the light twins. They will resolve everything try to get you in, once you come you'll realize how inefficient the process is, which means doing the paper work at the end of each certificate, especially just getting money back after training, and the scheduling, keep waiting for scheduling once get rescheduled, usually another extra week. Lack of communicating between fleet management, scheduling, maintainance, website system, everything is individual, which would be difficult to conduct a successful flight. I tried to work my ass of and ends up spending 11 months. Less than 6 months for private+instrument(good number). More than 2 months for multi engine(30 hrs), including 3 weeks no instructor, 1 whole week for standby which means no plane available. I'm glad I finished flight training within a year because I met a very good instructor, otherwise I don't know how long it's going to take, good luck on choosing a flight school.


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