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Pete Glynn
Tampa, Florida

Thank You! 14-day Private Pilot Training Course

Hi Tony-

Just wanted to thank you and Andy for helping fulfill a life-long bucket list item!

I’ve wanted to do this since I was 10 years old. The two-week private pilot course was exactly what I needed to get it done.

As you know, it is an intense two weeks. The training materials laid it all out and I knew exactly what to expect before I got there.

I was fortunate that you assigned Andy to fly with me…..he was awesome in helping me get through it! He was always “sunny”, calm and patient.

I’m incredibly happy and grateful that I found you guys.

I hope to be back next spring for my instrument training!

Best Regards,

Pete Glynn

Tampa, Florida

Justice Mustain
Portland, Oregon

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

I couldn’t be more thankful for AFIT. I had some of the most patient, kind, and helpful people. They catered to my learning style and helped me grasp any concept I felt weak in. Steven made learning fun everyday. I couldn’t recommend them enough.

Thank you Tony for all your help and making my dreams a reality.

Sincerely,

Justice Mustain

Portland, Oregon

Will Drone
Forest Hills, California

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

First off, I want to thank Tony for making my training happen. Your attention and willingness to adapt will not be forgotten.

Now on to Ruben, first off, I know you were supposed have a week off and instead you stepped up to fit me into your schedule. I am learning that in aviation and in life we have to adapt and overcome and that was my first lesson of the journey. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that reason was that Ruben was supposed to be my instructor and it couldn’t have been better! For the 10 days we were together it was an intense and deeply satisfying experience, he always pushed me to do my best and brought a sense of calm, insight and knowledge to each situation I was faced with. There was never a time during the duration of the training that I felt that I couldn’t achieve what he was asking.

My time with AFIT and Ruben was one for the the memory bank and I feel that I have gained a friend in Ruben as a result. Again, I want to thank you both for helping me to achieve a lifelong goal to become a private pilot. I will be back soon for my instrument training. Until then, I’ll be talking to you on the CTAF!

Thank you,

Will Drone

Forest Hills, California

Matthew Murphy
Anacortes, Washington

10-Day IFR Training Course

Hello Tony,

I recently completed the IFR course in Lincoln, Ca under the instruction of Steven. My successful check ride was Saturday with the DPE.

Steven did an excellent job instructing; ensuring I was prepared for whatever scenario, location, or procedure on which I would be evaluated. As well, he is an extremely personable and pleasant person from which a student can comfortably learn.

Casey and crew did a stellar job at keeping the airplane in good flying condition.

I appreciated the close proximity of the hotel and the price arrangement with AFIT. Having a printer in the hangar was absolutely invaluable. And finally the dedicated classroom at was a good set up for ground training.

Thank you again for being the pathway to my Instrument rating.

Best regards,

Matthew Murphy

Anacortes, Washington

Mark Owens
Crane, Oregon

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

From the first contact with Tony and Accelerated Flight & instrument Training to the dinner with Paul, my Certified Flight instructor after a successful check ride, what a great experience.

Tony made sure all my questions were answered and the process of showing up to my flight training was seamless and that I was prepared. The prep course for the ground knowledge and ground test is well put together and if you study will have no trouble passing with a high score.

Let me share my experience with the actual flying portion of the course. First my CFI Paul, is just a good person. He is a man that has experience and knowledge that far surpasses his age, his patience and the ability to really teach was the key to our success. I can not overstate all the CFI’s that I meet in Lincoln California Paul, Ruben and Steve are what makes this program work. My actual flight experience the first day I showed up was nothing, I mean nothing, I had only rode in a few small planes in my life I had never touched a control or a radio. Not having any experience is fine, this program is set up for those like myself. I will warn you though don’t expect a passive learning experience from the first 5 minutes of sitting in the plane, tell the fist time you take flight probably within 30 minutes of sitting in the plane you will be actively learning and will be using the controls. Paul pushed me out of my comfort zone from the first flight. He needed to do this as it is an accelerated time frame, this never came with jeopardizing safety or control. Just be prepared to be out of your possible comfort zone for the first couple days. By the 4th or 5th day I felt more comfortable and by day 7 when I had my first solo flight I was comfortable and ready. After that first solo Paul and I spent the next 6 days working on my new skills and learning to be a good pilot. 14 days after my first day sitting in a plane with Paul I had my check ride one of the most nervous days of my life. My Designated Pilot examiner Mark was a great examiner who helped me with my nervousness and at the end of the day said I passed.

If you’re thinking of becoming a pilot this program will get you there. I am 51 one years old and I have a schedule that I understood the way to make this work was to block off 14 days to accomplish this dream. Tony and Paul with AFIT made this a reality and they are both a class act.

Mark Owens

Crane, Oregon

Erik Sanchez
Deer Park, Texas

Hey Tony,

Just wanted to say thank you and Todd for a great experience in Rexburg. With absolutely no previous experience in aviation whatsoever, I really did not know what I had gotten myself into once I arrived at AFIT. But Todd was an amazing instructor and made the whole experience feel less daunting. Todd definitely challenged me to try to be a better pilot and aviator, and was keen on detail in order to be ready for checkride. As a Houston native I really enjoyed the beautiful change of scenery flying over Idaho and also getting away from the Houston heat. Todd’s experience and knowledge of the program really facilitated our training smoothly and right on time (if not ahead of time)

Overall I had a great experience at AFIT and especially with Todd, I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in getting into aviation.

Regards,
Erik Sanchez

George Kwiecinski
New York, New York

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course

WOW, what an amazing two weeks of flying and training I had with My instructor Paul. He was an amazing instructor and very patient with the things I had to work on. I was able to complete my check ride and look forward to continue flying. I found the course to be intense and challenging, however I enjoyed this as flying was my life for two weeks. We were able to train in all sorts of environments out of Lincoln California, from the Bay Area, to the mountains, to Nevada. I was able to get a nice variety of terrain and fly into several airports as well which was helpful for my training. I feel well prepared and exited to continue flying and appreciated the opportunity to train with AFIT and Paul. Tony was also very helpful with setting everything up and making sure I was prepared for the course.

Once again I would extend my recommendation of AFIT to anyone interested in an intense and rewarding flight training program.

Thank you,
George Kwiecinski

New York, New York

Kristen McIntyre
San Jose, California

10-Day Instrument Training KLHM / Cirrus SR-22

Hi Tony,

The training I received with AFIT was excellent! Even though it was intense, and the training happened over only 10 days I feel qualified and confident in the cockpit. My instructor, Mike did a great job of not only preparing me for the check ride but preparing me for real world IFR flying. The check ride seemed easier than the training, which is where you want to be.

Accelerated training is the way to do it as far as I’m concerned.

Regards,
Kristen McIntyre

San Jose, California

Cole Cross
Boulder, Colorado

10-Day IFR Training Course

Dear Tony,

My Ten-Day IFR course with Tom Kuhlman was some of the best instruction I could have asked for. Tom’s lifetime of knowledge and experience was evident every day we met. Tom was patient, honest, a fine communicator, and everything else a true teacher can be. Tom did not give me typical cram-course answers, but rather the thorough understanding that was required to comfortably pass my check ride. Tom knew exactly how to judge my progress and how my skills compared to FAA standards. Beyond the check ride, Tom mentored me to become a better pilot for the rest of my life. Soon after I started training, 8-10 hour days with Tom became truly enjoyable. Whether it was talking in the car, the hangar, the airplane, or the restaurant for lunch, I was immersed in Tom’s knowledge of flying. My time spent with Tom patched me into decades of lessons and wisdom. Tom’s teaching is rooted in passion. While raising a fine family and creating a home in Salt Lake, Tom still dedicates a piece of his heart to teaching pilots.

After the unexpected mechanical complications of my airplane midway through, I thought that my training had come to a premature end. Despite the seemingly prohibitive circumstances, Tom went out of his way (pulling every string he had in Salt Lake) to find another comparable airplane to fly, and teach me how to fly it. And that he did, in less than two days. I passed my check ride on the morning of the day originally scheduled. Tom knows flying. Whether it’s high wings, low wings, jets, helicopters- anything, Tom can tame it and operate it beautifully. Tom is nothing short of the hardest working and most thoughtful instructor I have had and may ever see. After all we went through, I regard Tom as a dear friend and an asset to the aviation community.

Working with you, Tony, has been great as well. You’ve been fabulously responsive and I can tell you take pride in the quality of business you run. While going to Salt Lake instead of Sacramento was a large change of plan, you addressed the situation early and professionally. Changing plans for Salt Lake was a major “recalculation” for me, but you were true to your word about the quality of instruction I’d be receiving with Tom. If Tom is available in the coming years, I’d like nothing more than to work with him (and you) for my commercial.

I wish nothing but the best for Tom, you, and AFIT.

Cole Cross

Boulder, Colorado

Asia Jacobs
Siasconset, Massachusetts

14-Day Private Pilot Training Course (Age 17)

Hi Tony,

My two weeks at AFIT challenged me, but I was met with support and encouragement from my instructor Oleg at every turn. Oleg was not only a wonderful instructor because of his talent for teaching, but he was also engaging and made every day more exciting than the next. With AFIT and the help of Oleg I not only learned how to fly in JUST TWO WEEKS (that’s amazing in itself), but this program deepened my love for flying.

Thank you!!

Asia Jacobs

Siasconset, Massachusetts

Samuel Bunch
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

14-Day Private Pilot Training

AFIT’s program was perfect for my goals. I wanted to earn my Private Pilot’s License quickly, and without wasting any time. Beyond this, however, I wanted to be prepared for real world issues that I may face as a pilot. My CFI, Paul Vera, was remarkable. With him, I wasted no time and by the time of the check ride, I was beyond prepared. Each flight hour was taken seriously, and each maneuver was an opportunity to learn something and work on technique. Each hour on the ground was spent reviewing relevant material beyond the expectations in the ACS.

Of note to any potential customers: AFIT takes this very seriously. They expect you to show up and be prepared to be serious about flight training for 14 days. Every lesson spent builds on the last, so reviewing your notes outside the classroom is essential. However, if you show up ready, and bring a positive attitude, you will be more than prepared for your check ride, and your future as a pilot.

Thank you AFIT!

Samuel Bunch

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Declan Darcy
Chicago, Illinois

6-Day Commercial Training Course KLHM

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Ruben as I pursue my dream of becoming a professional pilot.

I have successfully completed my private, instrument, and commercial training with Ruben and wouldn’t have it any other way. He is an excellent instructor, and everything I have learned from him will stick with me as long as I am flying.

I encourage anyone thinking of training with AFIT to ask about his availability.

Declan Darcy
Chicago, Illinois

Kenton Roberts
Sunnyvale, California

My 10-Day IFR Training

Hello Tony,

Michael is easily the best instructor I’ve ever had. He had an excellent sense of my progress and tailors the program day-by-day to build my skillset. His teaching style is encouraging and constructive, and the knowledge he shares is easily digestible and engaging. He shows consideration for me as a person and it’s obvious he’s engaged in helping me succeed. I highly recommend AFIT and Michael.

Thanks,

Kenton Roberts

Sunnyvale, California

Frank Luan
Oakland, California

10-Day IFR Training Course / Cirrus SR-22

Hi Tony,

Mike is a wonderful flight instructor. In my 10 days with Mike for my instrument training, I have learned so much more about aviation than the instrument curriculum prescribes. Mike has tremendous experience in aviation and has taught me so much more about flying, instrument flying, and aircraft systems. I have become much more knowledgeable about my own airplane’s engine and systems. Mike also tells a lot of jokes, and makes every lesson a delight to me, while making sure I am learning at a fast enough pace. We worked around weather by flying more in the mornings, and we found and fixed several issues on my airplane that manifested themselves in hot weather operations. All in all, I think this is a great program and I would definitely consider it for my future ratings.

Till next time,

Frank Luan

Oakland, California

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