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Old 31st Jul 2019, 10:11
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FAA PPL schools shortlist

Hi again guys,
I post recently about 'mstarting flying training, and now I am looking to complete a intensive PPL course towards the end of this year, November/December. I have narrowed down my search to a couple of Schools, any advice/personal experience/anecdotes from any of these schools would be much appreciated;

Crystal aero group, Crystal River FL: very helpful and personal both over the phone and via email, seems like the instructors are very experienced too.

Pilots paradise, Sebastian airport FL: also very informative, seems well organized, PA28s though,can be a little more expensive per hour.

Sunstate aviation, Orlando FL: Decent rates for Cessna, not much other info.

EFT FL: Not much info on the FAA PPL, they seem keen on pushing the EASA course though, anyone any experience with a FAA PPL at this school?

​​​​​​That's the shortlist for now, but I'm keeping an open mind, any suggestions for other schools, anywhere in the USA, would be great, I'll certainly look at all options first.
Thanks in advance

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Old 5th Aug 2019, 01:59
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Also Looking for some advise.
Honestflyer are you planning to just do your PPL?
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 20:22
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Honestflyer,
Since you are new here find the search function and enter the schools on your list.
You should go and check all the schools before making your decision, even if you have to travel to the US twice before you start your training, it's well worth it, you will have a better idea of the extra costs and pitfalls of doing your training on foreign land. If you are adamant on training in FL you should broaden your search and check out schools in the Daytona beach and Lakeland area. You can also use AOPA's website to make a general search on Part 141 schools all over the US.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 12:36
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Honest - check your private messages.

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Old 6th Aug 2019, 22:15
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Originally Posted by talime View Post
Also Looking for some advise.
Honestflyer are you planning to just do your PPL?
Hi Talime,
Initially yes, once it's hopefully done though I plan on enrolling on a distance learning ATPL course and see how I go there, a lot saof peopley it's the hardest part so fingers crossed. Afterwards the plan is then to return to the US, build up to CPL level, including all needed ratings and convert somewhere here in Europe for EASA. But first, the PPL fast track. Let me know how your search is going, think I have it narrowed down to one or two schools now
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 22:16
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Honest - check your private messages.

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Hi Genghis, done. I'll PM you shortly
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