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Kevin Suydam
Kodiak, Alaska

My 14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

Tony,

My background had been 45 years as Captain of my Crab Boats in the Bering Sea, wherein I faced many challenges of weather, and incidents of many kinds. But strapping myself in a small aluminum plane with a motor in front of me and having to keep it in the air; was quite a different challenge.

Mike is likely the most knowledgable instructor a student could ever have. Not only did Mike teach me the flying skills that were necessary, but all other necessary elements to be a safe Pilot. I thought I knew a lot about weather after 45 years at sea, but after Mike’s tutoring I think I could be a Meteorologist giving the daily weather report on the local TV station. And to re-train me from old habits, initially Mike had to keep saying to me: “the Rudder is what you change course with on your boat; now it’s Ailerons to keep yourself on course”, lol.

Seriously though, I do believe that you couldn’t find a better flight training program than AFIT, and especially with an instructor like Mike. In talking with the other instructors there, they were all professionals as well. Anyway, not only did we become friends, Mike truly cared about your safety, and making absolutely sure you had the skills and knowledge to fly. And I felt that this wasn’t just a job to Mike, because he really had his heart in it. Thanks Mike!

Regards,

Kevin Suydam

Kodiak, Alaska

Dave Doherty
Thief River Falls, Minnesota

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

Tony,

I’ve had a passion to learn to fly my whole life.  I had started a conventional training program twice and due to family, work, and other things life throws at you, was unsuccessful completing the requirements.  AFIT helped my attain my life long goal at 58 and I couldn’t imagine achieving this dream any other way.  The compressed 2 week program is intense, come prepared and ready to commit.  My instructor, Sean, was incredible and provided tremendous support every step of the way.  He worked diligently to teach the content and develop the necessary flying skills.  All the people were great, the hangars and planes were in top notch condition. 

Receiving my PPL yesterday will be one of the most memorable days of my life!

Dave Doherty

Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Kelvin Winter
Fort Worth, Texas

AFIT 14-Day PPL Training Experience

Mike did an excellent job of getting me through this course. He is wildly patient and skilled at approaching your shortfalls from multiple sides to help get you past them. If you have any life experiences whatsoever that he can help translate into aviation he will do so in order to make it easier for you. There are multiple ways and approaches one can take to earn a pilot’s license but my personal recommendation is to knock it out. In an accelerated course like this, the days feel like weeks but the weeks fly by in what feels like minutes. That is a good thing. You will be shocked what you can accomplish in a day. Mike WILL get you through this. The worst part (in my opinion) of training like this is all of the general knowledge that feels like pure memorization. Mike manages to slip everything you need to know into casual, relevant conversation throughout the days and before you know it you’re walking into your check ride thinking, “that sly dog, he tricked me into learning.

A PPL is challenging but perfectly achievable and I can’t recommend AFIT and Mike enough. Thanks guys.

Kelvin Winter

Fort Worth, Texas

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