I’m proud to announce that I’ve been recognized as an AOPA Distinguished Flight Instructor for 2018, one of only 8 in the state of California. Distinguished Flight Instructor is a title given to high scoring flight instructors from the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association (AOPA) 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey. AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “We were excited to see how many customers described our winners this year as including them as part of a family and helping them join a rich aviation community,” said Chris Moser, director of AOPA’s Flight Training Initiative. “Giving the personal touch, in addition to providing great flight training, is something we know helps create lifelong pilots.” The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the world’s large aviation association.
The 2018 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey. The process yielded an evaluation of 954 different flight schools and 1,849 individual flight instructors. Approximately 123 instructors nationwide were recognized with the Distinguished Flight Instructor award.
I’d like to thank all the students and pilots I have flown with who took the time to respond to the survey and give me favorable marks!