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FatCatLSU
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Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Anyone have any experience or know someone who has. Getting my pilots license is something that I've been thinking about for a while and I'm finally at the point that I have the time and money to do it. Any pilots here or anyone know of the best instructor/school in the area? Google hasn't been much help.


Jtigers99
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Be sure to walk into class the first day with a turban on and in an Arab accent say "I want to learn to fly Boeings".


FatCatLSU
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
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Be sure to walk into class the first day with a turban on and in an Arab accent say "I want to learn to fly Boeings".


I'm only interested in learning to fly, landing instruction not required.

Seriously, who has the knowledge I require.
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AlaskanLSUfan
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I used to fly with Baton Rouge Flight Instruction, but I believe they folded a couple years ago. I finished my private pilot's license in Nola.


FatCatLSU
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
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I used to fly with Baton Rouge Flight Instruction, but I believe they folded a couple years ago. I finished my private pilot's license in Nola.


How long ago? Any recommendations in NOLA? I don't mind making that drive.


Btrtigerfan
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Stop by Louisiana Aviation at BTR. Ask this question there. They will steer you in the right direction.


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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Hammond used to have a place called Fly By Knight. You can look into them. I'm sure there's an instructor at BTR though.


TheIndulger
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Have you tried the airport?


FatCatLSU
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
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Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Have you tried the airport?


Always a wiseass. I know where to find a flight instruction school dude, I'm just looking for feedback on which is best. Its the kind of thing that I'd like to hire the best person in the area for.


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phil good
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Fly by Knight in hammond is probably your best bet. I took an instrument ground school there. Nice people. They have been in business for years while other companies have went belly up.


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Passing Wind
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I believe they do instruction at the airport by Pelican Point. They are forever doing touch and goes there on the weekend. Hope this helps.


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FenrirTheBeard
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Are you set on training in BR? I did my training in NOLA and there is a good flight school at Lakefront.


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Napoleon
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I would drive to Hammond much cheaper and they do Private Pilot accelerated classes.

I got mine from Flight Academy of NOLA but it was pricey. The good thing was flying in a lot of class Bravo airspace and getting used to a lot of radio work. Baton Rouge is class C or D IIRC so it should be good as well.



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6R12
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
If you are willing to go to Gonzales, the local airport is easy to get in and out of. Not dealing with air traffic controller like in BR. A teacher there is Clayton Decateau. Others are there but he is patient and easy going guy.


Napoleon
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
That it is "Fly by Knight" and they did the accelerated written for $500. I got stuck like a duck paying $50 an hour for some kid to teach my the ground stuff and he wasn't that good at it.

I took a few weeks off and went to Hammond and finished my written and came back and only needed solos and my FAA checkride.



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Loungefly85
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I got my private years ago. Worked at the airport in Galliano and my boss was an instructor.

Took my checkride out in Gonzales. Not sure if they do instructing there though.

If it's something you are looking to do for a career your best bet is to go to LA Tech and fly there and get the degree. It's $$ as all he'll there though.


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wal marks
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bee arrah
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
Must have some serious balls to be a flight instructor.


Napoleon
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
How so? You can take control of the plane at any time. Small planes are safe unless you do something stupid like put them in a spin.

I would be more scared teaching someone to drive a car in a dual brake car, than a plane with total dual control.

Only the Beech planes are single yoke, and you just pass the yoke (steering wheel) side to side in those, the others are almost all dual yoke, dual pedals. The only omission is some only have toe brakes on one side.



Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I learned from a fellow named Ed Duffard, but that was in 1985.


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AlaskanLSUfan
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re: Recommendation on the best place to get your pilots license in BR?
I finished up at Flight Academy of New Orleans. I would recommend doing Part 141 training if you didn't grow up around aviation (I did). It's pretty structured and is probably best for private pilots training. Are you looking for just a private license or instrument/commercial?


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