Take Flight Aviation, a flight-training provider based in Montgomery, New York, that operates a fleet of Diamond Aircraft piston singles and twins, has been named by AOPA as Best Flight School in the Nation for 2018.
Take Flight Aviation was honored for providing a high level of service to its customers based on responses to the AOPA’s 2018 Flight Training Experience Survey. The 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, Senior Director, Flight Training Education 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 award presentations were made in a ceremony at the 2018 Redbird Migration at the AOPA Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.
Flight students and pilots voluntarily rated their flight training experiences through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey. The process yielded an evaluation of 954 flight schools and 1,849 individual flight instructors. In addition to being named best flight school in the nation, Take Flight was also honored as top training provider in the Northeast U.S.
Take Flight Aviation offers a range of training programs from private pilots through commercial pilot programs “in a friendly and dynamic environment.”
The school operates a fleet of Diamond single and multi-engine aircraft underpinned by the DA40 and DA42 models and is a Diamond Factory Authorized Service Center, and is also a partner of LifeStyle Aviation, which operates the DiamondShare program that matches owners of Diamond airplanes with pilots who lease time to help defray the cost of ownership.
“Take Flight Aviation is honored to receive this award and thanks the AOPA, our incredible staff and clients as well as Diamond Aircraft and our aircraft sales partner Lifestyle Aviation, all of whom help Take Flight grow and succeed daily,” said Ryan Mayo, president and founder of Take Flight Aviation, LLC.
Take Flight Aviation’s list of awards includes the 2016 AOPA’s President’s Choice Award for innovation and Industry contribution as well as Best Flight School in the Northeast in 2017.