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TimsKeeper

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Looking for comments on flight schools in Boca Raton or Pompano airports.

I'm new to Florida, however I've been asked to find the best school for a friend of the family.

Please only list the "best" places. If you'd like to tell me where to stay away from please PM me.

Basically, best planes and best instructors.


Thanks in advance.
 

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www.gulfstreamacademy.com
 

TimsKeeper

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florida schools

Thanks for the replies.

I'll check those links out. Most, if not all, of those larger schools aren't at Boca or Pompano I'm guessing, though.

This person isn't becoming a professional pilot. Just getting Private/Instrument for recreational purposes so a mom-and-pop school with an excellent instructor would be sufficient.
 

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stay away from

hehe....I know Gulfstream, enough said.
 

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Heyas,

Tough call. SoFl used to be a hotbed of places, but times change.

Now the prices are high, but at least the selection is bad.

North Perry has a spot on the north side that seemed to have a few AC. Nothing new.

Dunno about Boca. Last time I checked PMP, there was zero going on. The one place that rented wouldn't let you take the plane out of the state.

FXE is, well FXE. It's time has past. I think there is at least one outfit, but prices were high.

To tell you the truth, unless you hook up with a club, you might be dissapointed. SoFL operators seem to go for that foreign student market, where the price doesn't really factor into it. The few places I checked into didn't really want my rental dollar that bad.

Nu
 

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Have you considered looking at the Lantana Airport, just south of WPB. They have a few part 61 schools/rental.
 

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lantana

I hadn't. I'll check them out, thank you.
 

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SKY Blue Aviation Academy in BOCA is the best. Newer Equipment, High Standards, Former Airline Instructor running it. The best Customer Service!

You can't go wrong.
 

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SKY Blue Aviation Academy in BOCA is the best. Newer Equipment, High Standards, Former Airline Instructor running it. The best Customer Service!

You can't go wrong.

They are very good indeed. I've been at various schools and they are by far the most organized and you get very specialized treatment. Be prepared to pay for that kind of service though.

Lantana can be good too. There's Palm Beach Flight Training which is relatively inexpensive but seems a bit unorganized. Instructors/aircraft are hit-or-miss too. The good instructors are very hard to book though.

At PMP, haven't heard good things about FL aviation academy and although I don't have any experience with American Flyers, I've heard they are the same as the other American Flyers franchises.

FXE is a whole 'nother beast and has a bunch of schools. I've heard that some are pretty shady but you could probably find something that fits you. As stated earlier, be prepared to pay a lot for the better schools.
 

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Have you considered looking at the Lantana Airport, just south of WPB. They have a few part 61 schools/rental.

I used to instruct out of the Lantana (KLNA) airport at a school called "Palm Beach Flight Training". Their website is: www.pbflight.com.

Even though I don't really teach there anymore (occasionally I do some very p/t stuff), I can highly recommend them. The owner was fantastic to work for, and she pushes hard for excellent customer service. I think you'll also find that she has (by far) the best prices in town with nice planes and a good maintenance program with the best shop on the field.

I've seen all of the flight schools between FXE and SUA, they are not even remotely close to the quality you'll find at PB Flight Training. Good luck and feel free to PM me if you have any questions!
 

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