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siggraphk
08-07-2018, 01:16 AM
I'm looking for a flight school part 141, and I chose two schools.
One is the American Flyers in TX, the other is the SDFTI in CA.
The American Flyers is more attracted to me but I can't find any information or reviews for this school.
There is an airline academy course which could be ended in 7.5months, it's very compacted and fast track. And also, it's little expensive more than any other flight school.

Does anyone have experience in this school? Could you tell me about this school?


TurboWill
08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
American flyers is one of the best schools out there. Texas location is the largest location with two campuses.

FlyingDawgg
08-08-2018, 09:11 PM
Everyone I know that goes to Flyers and does their crash course CFI program are lacking instructional knowledge. 4/6 of them also failed their initial on their first attempt. These people went to Addison and Morristown.

Be careful with the pilot mills. :)


siggraphk
08-08-2018, 09:16 PM
That's right, One in Dallas, the other in Houston

deftone
08-09-2018, 04:20 PM
I have no knowledge of their longer programs, but I spoke with them about finishing up my Instrument rating the the prices were horrific.

dbdevkc
08-16-2018, 05:04 AM
I have no knowledge of their longer programs, but I spoke with them about finishing up my Instrument rating the the prices were horrific.

What do you consider "horrific"? We talked to them about finishing instrument and getting comm at the same time. A bit pricey maybe, but not really out of line compared to any other estimate we got.

deftone
08-16-2018, 01:16 PM
What do you consider "horrific"? We talked to them about finishing instrument and getting comm at the same time. A bit pricey maybe, but not really out of line compared to any other estimate we got.

Solo C172 $225 per hour

Dual C172 $260 per hour

Ground instruction $90 per hour

This is what I was quoted. Way more than I ended up paying. This was 2017, rates might be different now.

BravoPapa
08-17-2018, 11:24 AM
Solo C172 $225 per hour

Dual C172 $260 per hour

Ground instruction $90 per hour

This is what I was quoted. Way more than I ended up paying. This was 2017, rates might be different now.

That's ridiculous.

misterpretzel
08-19-2018, 12:59 AM
I contacted them about a PPL finish up (I have about 30 hours, just xc and maneuver polishing left) and they quoted me 9,000-10,000 to finish a PPL. 235/hr solo, literally double what I pay normally.

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dbdevkc
08-19-2018, 04:24 PM
Solo C172 $225 per hour

Dual C172 $260 per hour

Ground instruction $90 per hour

This is what I was quoted. Way more than I ended up paying. This was 2017, rates might be different now.

I just went back to check this against what we got from Amer Flyers a while back: sim: $145/hr; dual 172: $270; ground: $100

Yeah, ouch. But then we got a quote from our local FBO/flight school...

sim: $155/hr; dual (diamond): $274; ground: $67

Double Ouch. It is ridiculous. There has to be a better way.

deftone
08-19-2018, 06:39 PM
I just went back to check this against what we got from Amer Flyers a while back: sim: $145/hr; dual 172: $270; ground: $100

Yeah, ouch. But then we got a quote from our local FBO/flight school...

sim: $155/hr; dual (diamond): $274; ground: $67

Double Ouch. It is ridiculous. There has to be a better way.

I worked with a local independent CFI (and the best by far of the 4 I have flown with). I pay $135 Solo and $180 duel.

Stay away from the larger schools and you can save a bunch, however there can be some downsides such as scheduling availability etc when going with an independent CFI.

dbdevkc
08-23-2018, 06:20 AM
Just a final note on this. Although American Flyers hourly rates are a bit higher than some others, here in the NYC tri-state area they are not the highest by far. Even some of the "acclaimed" mom and pops in the area are the same or higher. Plus they are quoting much higher hours - like way more. Our local FBO quoted 50% higher total cost than AF. I completely understand wanting to get quality instruction/time, but come on. I am also not comfortable traveling to East Jabib somewhere to an unknown flight school with suspiciously low prices.

This has been a frustrating experience, to say the least. It seems there are tradeoffs no matter which way you get the ratings done.



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