14-Day Private Pilot Training Course


Today I accomplished a life-long goal that will help me through the rest of my life. I landed in Van Nuys two weeks ago at 5:00 AM not knowing what to expect. I was unfamiliar with the area’s environment, especially the heat, coming from the island of Maui. I met with my instructor, Gil, three hours after I landed. Luckily for me, he was the coolest “old guy” I have ever met! I felt like I was with one of my friends the whole time, but above all, Gil was an amazing pilot. With Gil’s piloting skills and my passionate desire to learn about flying and everything that comes along with it, I was ready to start flying! What most people don’t know is this process comes with a lot of hard work and studying, but if one stays dedicated and listens to their instructor, they can pass that darn check ride.

I am now a private pilot and I could not be happier with the experience I had with AFIT! Thank you to Gil and Tony for all you’ve done for me!


Harlie Stone
Maui Hawaii