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Dan64456
06-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Hortman aviation at PNE is now closed and I'm looking for recommendations. I want to be within 30 mins of South Phila and easy to commute during the week.. I'm not familiar with the FBOs in South Jersey but some look promising. They would need to do advanced training as well (commercial, CFI, Multi would be nice but could be done somewhere else, etc.). Any ideas out there?

Thanks


MetalGear
06-24-2015, 12:21 PM
You could look at ATP Flight School at Trenton Mercer Airport

Any idea why Hortman shut down ?

Dan64456
06-24-2015, 12:52 PM
You could look at ATP Flight School at Trenton Mercer Airport

Any idea why Hortman shut down ?

Yeah.. Sadly Herb Hortman (owner) passed away last month.. Wife decided to sell the liability. Anyway I just heard Infinity Flight (TTN) might station a few planes at PNE to fill the geographical gap.. Good move as there aren't any career oriented FBOs in the Philly area..


Dan64456
06-25-2015, 05:37 AM
Infinity Flight Group: Trenton, NJ: Aviation School, Flight Training & Lessons Pennsylvania & New Jersey (http://infinityflightgroup.com/)

Paok
09-03-2015, 04:26 PM
Herb was my uncle and I've flown and worked there my whole life. So sad it closed. It appears the CFIs have gone to Trenton and Doylestown. I'd recommend Trenton, it's just a nicer bigger airport to train at than the tiny Doylestown strip. Pm me if you need any help.

MetalGear
09-16-2015, 07:20 AM
@Paok @Dan64456

Has Hortman Aviation been sold to someone ? Did another flight school set up their ops at PNE ?

Dan64456
09-16-2015, 07:35 AM
@Paok @Dan64456

Has Hortman Aviation been sold to someone ? Did another flight school set up their ops at PNE ?

Nope, it's gone.. Last I heard they were selling the assets and that's it. Best off finding a mom and pop or even better yet a flying club to continue your training.. When you get up to Commercial/CFI and are ready for the Multi add on's.. Infinity Flight Group at TTN has one. I don't know of any other places around here with a twin.

Paok
12-09-2015, 04:11 AM
Nope, it's gone.. Last I heard they were selling the assets and that's it. Best off finding a mom and pop or even better yet a flying club to continue your training.. When you get up to Commercial/CFI and are ready for the Multi add on's.. Infinity Flight Group at TTN has one. I don't know of any other places around here with a twin.

Infinity is owned by a former Hortman Aviation instructor. I would
check it out. My son will probably fly over there when the time is right.

Dan64456
12-09-2015, 05:41 AM
I found an awesome flying situation in the South Jersey area with a great group of guys, but you need to already have your Private.. It's WAY cheaper than any flight school in the area and they can get you all of the single engine ratings beyond Private. PM me for more info if interested. It's like 30 % cheaper rates, also plenty of people to fly with (Think Safety Pilot) to cut the costs significantly beyond that. Wish I had known about this option years ago..

SJneed2fly
07-22-2019, 06:29 PM
Anybody check out Big Sky aviation out of Millville and or Atlantic Cape communities new aviation program?

ClearPr0p
07-22-2019, 06:35 PM
Anybody check out Big Sky aviation out of Millville and or Atlantic Cape communities new aviation program?

I know bigsky has some nice planes and good instructors working there... On the PA side, OQN can get you done, or MQS. In DE they have FlyAdvanced ramping up a 141 from what I hear at ILG..