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Boeing Aviator
02-07-2019, 07:08 PM
Iím a United pilot mentoring a family friends son who would like to get his Private and possibly all his ratings. I live up in the NE, so Iím not familiar with local Dallas flight schools.

He lives very close to Addision airport, but my quick review of schools at Addision appear to be very expensive with newer aircraft and high instructor rates. We are trying to find a good local flight school up to an hour driving time from Addision (Part 61 or 141) that has classic (non glass) 172ís, Cherokeeís or even 152ís, well maintained and offer good flight instruction at reasonable aircraft and instructor rates.

We would sincerely appreciate if anyone familiar with the airports and good flight schools within an hour drive of Addision could post on this thread.

Thank you in advance!


jmcg3326
02-08-2019, 06:49 AM
I tried training out of Addison for a short time.... 1st 2 flights I spent over 20-30min holding short letting private jets land and depart ahead of me. Not a good for the pocket book especially given the Addison rates which you mentioned. I would recommend 'In The Pattern' - Part 61 out of Denton. Good rates, good quality aircraft (non-glass), and even better people.

In The Pattern - 214-417-3845
Inthepattern.com

Boeing Aviator
02-08-2019, 06:58 AM
I tried training out of Addison for a short time.... 1st 2 flights I spent over 20-30min holding short letting private jets land and depart ahead of me. Not a good for the pocket book especially given the Addison rates which you mentioned. I would recommend 'In The Pattern' - Part 61 out of Denton. Good rates, good quality aircraft (non-glass), and even better people.

In The Pattern - 214-417-3845
Inthepattern.com

Thank you! Iíll check them out.


FlyingDawgg
02-09-2019, 05:37 PM
Monarch Air out of McKinney (KTKI)

Flaps8posrate
02-11-2019, 03:21 PM
Try Mikeís Flying Service at KTRL

ewagar
02-18-2019, 03:21 PM
I'm working on my CFI and will be flying out of Texins Flying Club at McKinnet (KTKI).

fenix1
05-15-2019, 10:04 PM
Check out Fox Aviation. The female Chief Pilot/General Manager is an A&P, former cargo pilot, from a family with all kinds of flying background, and down-to-earth yet professional & competent. She teaches the fundamentals, seeks to grow aviators (not button-pushers), and she provides real flight training (not time building opportunities for CFIís at studentís expense). Only offers Part 61.