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.


Direct mail is back—or maybe it never went away

Some research suggests that direct mail gets better results than email ads, Internet display advertisements, or paid search marketing. Read more >>

What went right in flight training—and what didn’t

The decrease in the number of training accidents from 2012 to 2013 resulted from a handful of concentrated improvements. Read more >>

Hanging on to good flight instructors

A relatively small investment in training, supporting, and retaining good instructors will more than pay for itself in reduced turnover. Read more >>

Hiring—and keeping—good flight instructors

Keeping CFIs has always been a challenge for flight schools. That doesn’t mean you can’t minimize that turnover and keep good people for as long as possible. 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 >>