Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Two Recognized Training Organizations Fly Diamond Fleets
Diamond Aircraft congratulates Summit Aviation of Belgrade, MT, and Aviation Adventures of Leesburg, VA on having received the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Award. The award recognizes flight schools that provide an optimal training experience and encourage flight training best practices.
Summit Aviation operates a fleet of Diamond DA20, DA40 and DA42 aircraft. Owner Ben Walton remarked "Clearly this award is a testament of our Diamond Aircraft training model, flying with some of the safest and most efficient aircraft available. We are proud of our fleet and our team of highly professional instructors."
Aviation Adventures' mission is to provide the best flight instruction value in the national capital region by conducting safe, professional flight instruction in well equipped, well maintained aircraft in a fun club-like environment. They also operate a complete fleet of Diamond DA20, DA40 and DA42 aircraft.
The award was created to recognize flight schools that contribute to an optimal training experience and encourage flight training best practices. They are based on AOPA's flight training student retention research that identified 47 distinct elements that contribute to the best training possible. "I am proud to accept this honor on behalf of our team of top-notch professional staff and instructors, and especially our Chief Instructor Janine Nunes, who spearheaded our growth with Montana State University and with the Veterans' Administration, which allows for the training of Veterans looking to pursue a career in aviation to use their benefits," Walton said.
MSU’s Aviation Degree Program, has experienced 75% growth in the past two years. Summit also provides individually-tailored flight training and specializes in mountain flying courses.
(File photos provided by Diamond)
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