After playing around at a handful of local flight schools, FBO run operations, and with a plethora of flight instructors, some of whom were good, some not so much, I made the decision to commit to a more structured arrangement with a big-time flight school. That was in 1990, two years into my flight training experience.
I’d flown with outfits in three states, logging dozens of hours in the process. But I still didn’t have my private pilot certificate.
Maybe I wasn’t as serious as I should have been. Certainly, the majority of my instructors weren’t. As I wandered through the door to Comair Aviation Academy on my first day, the entire certification process was still a mystery to me. [Read more…]