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Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center recognized for flight training excellence

By National Association

Peterson AFB, CO — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association, recognized the Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training.  During the year Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center flew 3500 hours and achieved a 98% pass rate on FAA written and practice tests. The Association awarded the Training Center, part of the 21st Force Support Squadron, the title of a Distinguished Flight School for 2019, a title given to high scoring flight schools during AOPA’s annual Flight Training Experience Survey.

In addition to the Distinguished Flight School Award. Mr. David R. Novotny an instructor at the Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center has been recognized as the Best Flight Instructor in the Northwest Mountain Region, a title given to the top scoring flight instructor. Congrats Mr. Novotny!

AOPA’s Flight Training Experience Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. This award is only received by the top 3% of flight schools in the nation. “Creating a genuine bond with a customer is crucial to creating a positive flight training experience,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s Senior Director of Flight Training Education. “Based on the direct feedback we received in the Survey, there is no doubt that this year’s winners have connected in a powerful way to their customers. These flight training providers are doing it right!”

“Along with providing excellent training, superior customer service and a stellar safety record, the Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center is like a family supporting one another to reach their goals.” — Meagan Liggins, Operations Assistant RMUFTC.

The 2019 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience this past summer through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey. The process yielded an evaluation of 972 different flight schools and 1,876 individual flight instructors. Learn more: www.aopa.org/FTEawards

For information about flight training with The Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center please visit https://www.21fss.com/about/aero-club or by call 719-556-4310.

Rocky Mountain USAF Flight Training Center recognized for flight training excellence
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