Flight School Business

AOPA 2015 Flight Training Poll & Sweepstakes

Have your students take the poll and enter the 2015 Flight Training Poll Sweepstakes! Generous donations from Jeppesen, Sporty’s, and AOPA offer you a chance to win one of several valuable prizes!

Flight School Business is dedicated to serving the needs of flight school owners and managers, and the businesses and services that support them. Each issue of the Flight School Business newsletter delivers news, marketing strategies, safety information, and more. It’s all geared to help you run your flight school more effectively.


Lost souls

Pilots need to learn how to navigate the hard way before they're allowed to take advantage of modern conveniences like GPS. Read more >>

10 sure ways to kill customer loyalty

Are your customers and their incessant demands getting in the way of conducting your business? William Woodbury offers a tongue-in-cheek look at 10 simple tactics that ensure you won't have customers around much longer. Read more >>

Is the quality of flight instruction eroding?

A longtime designated pilot examiner fears that inconsistent flight instruction born out of a revolving door of CFIs is producing pilots who can't successfully find a town on a chart. Read more >>

The next step for Chesapeake Sport Pilot

A successful flight school on Maryland's Eastern Shore has acquired new S-LSAs--and is moving away from the Tecnams that had been a mainstay of its fleet for one simple reason. Read more >>

Flight Training Loans

Your students can now finance their training at rates lower than most credit cards. Earn a private pilot's license for as little as $100/month. Learn more here >>