Anyone who has been a flight student in the last two years is invited to take part in an online poll and share their experience and insight, AOPA said recently. The poll deadline is Aug. 9 and is open to all; you don’t need to be an AOPA member to participate. “This unique pilot poll will give people a great opportunity to share feedback on their flight-training experiences,” said Shannon Yeager, vice president of AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community. The poll also asks participants to nominate a flight school and instructor for AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards.
AOPA said the poll is based on extensive research into the optimal flight training experience and focuses on four key factors: educational quality, customer focus, community, and information sharing. The poll doesn’t require you to enter any personal information, and takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. “We’re trying to get as much feedback as possible,” Yeager told AVweb. He is interested in feedback not just from primary students but anyone who took advanced instruction, a flight review, or any other kind of training experience. “We really want to know what’s going on,” he said. Award winners will be announced at the AOPA Summit, Oct. 10-12, in Fort Worth, Texas.