Flight instruction is a very intense and adrenaline pumping adventure. The flight instructor-student relationship is very important to ensure safety and a sense of confidence in all aspects of each and every flight. You certainly can chose your flight instructor, but once you select or fly with an instructor, by no means are you locked into that specific instructor. There are advantages to flying with one instructor for the first phase of training “Pre-solo”, but once you have started flying by yourself, there are benefits to flying with different instructors. Also, during training we like to have stage checks-checkpoints that ensure your level of training is up to our satisfaction and that you are truly prepared for the next phase of the adventure. All of our instructors work as a team, so there is not competition or a used car salesman commission mentality concerning students and flight time-we’re all here because we love flying and love teaching!
It is important to choose a flight instructor who is qualified and experienced, but ultimately, the most important factor is finding someone who is a good fit for you and your learning style. Some things to consider when selecting a flight instructor include their qualifications, such as their flight experience and any additional certifications they may have; their teaching style and approach to instruction; and their availability to work with you. It is also a good idea to talk to other students or pilots who have worked with the instructor to get a sense of their reputation and effectiveness as a teacher. Ultimately, the most important thing is to find an instructor who you feel comfortable with and who is able to help you achieve your goals.