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Old 11-12-2008, 10:22 AM   #1  
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Default Flight Schools in Raleigh

I am wondering if anyone knows a good flight instructor (part 61), or a certified Part 141 flight school (other than ATP) at RDU or a surrounding airport near Raleigh, NC?

Also, if anyone knows just an instructor, where can you rent airplanes?


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Old 11-30-2008, 05:06 PM   #2  
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Drive over to Burlington Aviation instead. Cessna Pilot Center, glass, very well maintained and exceptionally clean a/c, non-towered field so you don't waste money taxiing to a distant runway. You can fly a complete IPC in a 1 1/2 hours without leaving the area. I've used CFI Mark Reed.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #3  
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Try Flightgest in the TAC AIR building - nice place with 4 newer 172's
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:48 PM   #5  
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I did some of my initial Training at Flight Gest... Well... I did some training there when the flight school was still part of southern jet, wich somewhere along the line begame Flight Gest, the first instructor I ever had there was brilliant. The place has gone severely down hill since then. The instruction I got after the first instructor left was marginal at best, of course I didn't realize this at the time, but looking back at it now, I spent a lot of time and money there I could have saved myself. I have gone back several times over the years to rent, since I now live out of town and thats the only place I knew. I have been more disappointed each time I go. My recommendation... go somewhere else. TTA (Sanford-Lee) is a little out of the way but an excellent GA airport to learn to fly at.

Good luck ... and don't forget to enjoy the ride along the way.
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