Great school!!

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Submitted by Matt T on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 06:50

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I got my CPL and MEIR at ASW in 2016.

A very friendly bunch of guys, interested in training you rather than taking your money. (They'll still take your money though!) 

I came with a 10 year expired PPL and was fully expecting to re-fly most of the course again. Instead, I did 3 training flights with ASW before they put my up for the test - which is testament to the quality, experience and confidence of the instructor. 

I took the CPL and MEIR in minimum hours and passed both first time, so they're doing something right. 

The location is ideal for IR training - there are only a couple of options test-wise meaning that the training can be tailored more effectively as there are fewer mock routes available. For VFR flying, it's a relatively quiet but still controlled international airport. Ideal for learning to fly AND talk in the radio.

Aircraft were older but well equipped and well maintained, I never had any reliability issues and personally I found slightly older aircraft fitted my budget better. 

The only issues I had were weather related (it's the UK) and only during the VMC flying anyway - it's arguably better to train IFR in IMC. 

All in all I had a great experience and I'm welcomed back every time I pass by.

Course(s) taken: Private Pilots Licence (PPL) , Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) , Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)

General

Facilities

5

Atmosphere

5

Student Support

5

Customer Service

5

Communication

5

Graduation Support

5

Aircraft

Overall aircraft rating

5

Aircraft Availability

5

Aircraft Reliability

5

Aircraft Age

4

Aircraft Maintenance

Simulators

Simulator Age

5

Simulator Maintenance

5

Simulator Reliability

5

Simulator Availability

5

Simulator Overall

5

Practical Training

Quality of Practical Instruction

5

School Manuals

5

Lesson Regularity

5

Standard Operating Procedures

5

Practical Instructors per Student

5

Lesson Scheduling

5