Over the last 11 years I had great opportunity to travel around over 15 states of USA. I worked in 4 flights schools as a dispatcher in this period and gain my Private pilot license in the process. Even though I only have PPL I accumulated over 1000 flying hours all over USA and many more thousands of hours with student pilots from varies flights schools I worked for. I always have a great passion for flying and help students become a great pilot also. I am putting together three state I think you should consider to start your flight school. When you choose the flight school do not just consider the price. To make your flying experience to be unforgettable make sure you choose the city you in love with and excited about. Also get to know the cities facts and fun things. After all this is going t be your home while you having amazing journey of your lifetime. So don’t settle for less in anyway.
With 37 million people, California is 3rd largest state by area. Also it has 8 of the most populated cities. Many people around the world saw this golden state as an ideal resort destination, sunny and dry all year around with easy access to ocean and mountain. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and san Diego to name few of its famous cities and also many students ideal place to start their training. Many schools offer programs cater specifically international students. Beautiful beaches, wonderful weather and many more attraction such as Golden gate bridge, theme parks, national parks, death valley, lakes and museums are few reason students come California to begin their life time ambition. California is home of well over 200 airports with 9 international airports. More airport means more base for flight schools to start their business. Well over 100 FAA approved flight schools exist in California and many of them are producing world class pilots which makes it California one of the best place to start your flight school in not just in USA but around the whole world.
Florida is only 22nd place out of 50 in total size area but its all year around amazing weather surely attract the students to start their training. High temperature can go up to 90 degrees F on late July and low temperature can go down to 40 degrees in early to mid January. This fantastic climate allow students to fly almost 365 days even though large part of the state hits by regular thunderstorm from late spring until early autumn, this doesn’t affect the training for many. Students can always schedule the training according to the weather. Over 100 airports with 15 international airports in Florida. This all factors put together becomes a great package for a student to comes Florida to begin the training. Over 100 FAA approved schools exist in this state with tremendous record of producing airline pilots around the world. The course price can vary from school to school but still its almost 50% cheaper than European schools. All put together becomes a heaven for future pilots which are the reason behind to bringing in 1000s of students every year from all over the world. In students free time Florida offers some of the greatest attraction offers by any city in USA. Many world famous beaches, theme parks, everglades and night life to name very few.
Texas population covers over 8% of the total USA population. Second largest state with close to 27 million people live is this beautiful state. Even though Texas doesn’t share the same type of tourist attraction as Florida or California, this historical state has some amazing cities such as Houston, Austin and Dallas. Texas is home of some excellent flight schools which are producing great pilots over the years. Texas climate helps these schools to attract students from abroad to come to the city and explore their dream career. Just like California, Texas also have well over 200 airports with great facilities. It’s always great for any students to experience flight training in an atmosphere that offers everything that needs to become a well knowledge skilled pilots.
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