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Old 06-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #1  
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Default Flight Training in N. Virginia/D.C. area

I am contemplating a move to the D.C. area. I have lived in Florida my whole life, and I have done all of my flight training here. I'm a bit spoiled because we have such nice flying weather here the entire year. Continuing with my flight training is very important to me, and I'm concerned that I will not be able to do as much flight training up in the D.C. area as I am able to do down here. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.
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Also, any recommendations for flight schools would be appreciated as well.
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Dealing with the SFRA is a bit of a pain. You may want to look for schools outside of it. Leesburg, VA (JYO) seems to have a decent flight school though I don't have first hand experience with it. Its right on the edge of the SFRA and has special procedures for entry/exit so you don't have to file a flight plan.

The weather will have its ups and downs. If you're working on an instrument rating you're likely to have more opportunities for some actual up here.
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Thanks. I would definitely welcome the opportunity to get some more actual instrument experience since it is hard to come by down here. But I guess icing would be a concern up in that area as well. I have not experienced that down here....
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You should go to Dulles Aviation at Manassas Airport. We offer everything from Private to ATP. The website is www.dullesaviation.com .

The SFRA isn't as big of a deal as everybody makes it out to be, so don't let that discourage you.
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It looks like Manassas Airport and Leesburg Airport are the same distance from D.C. (about 40 miles). Is there anything closer?
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