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Tom Swift
05-17-2015, 12:30 PM
Hi all, I'm looking to start training for a private pilot license somewhere in the Boston area this summer. The few places that seem reputable from a basic Google search are Horizon Aviation and East Coast Aero Club. Could anyone provide info on these or suggest any others? Much thanks.

05-18-2015, 04:12 AM
Also Executive Flyers at KBED and KLWM. They are expensive but if that isn't a huge concern their fleet is 100% top notch and its a well run operation with good instructors.

05-19-2015, 10:03 PM
+1 for Executive Flyers at BED or LWM. Top notch instructors, and management. Yes, they can be a bit more expensive, but you do get what you pay for.

Stay away from Horizon, the person running that place is a real first class a-hole. I speak from experience.

I would say I'm somewhat indifferent to East Coast Aero Club. I know some people there, and it's not a bad place, good management. The big drawback to there is that it's not a 141 accredited school, and the vast majority of the CFIs there only work on a part time basis.

05-20-2015, 04:20 AM
If the extra money wasn't a big deciding factor, id choose EFA. I taught there for a while and it really was top notch. I don't know much about East Coast but haven't heard anything bad either. EFA is a first class operation all the way around....but it is expensive.

Me find a school that fit my budget and an instructor I liked and go with that. The extra money for a 1 year old 172SP just isn't in the budget.