Riverside Flight Academy has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. The flight school has been awarded a spot on the 2016 Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll. The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge. The 2016 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 789 different flight schools.
The Piper Arrow is a great airplane for complex and commercial training and this one is a nicely equipped with the
Garmin GNS530 WAAS, Garmin GTX330 Mode S Transponder with Traffic, EDM 800 Engine Monitor System,
HSI, Stormscope and Autopilot.
The Tecnam Twin P2006T is an all-metal, high-wing FAA Part 23-certified airplane powered by two 100-horsepower Rotax 912 S3 engines. The airplane is produced by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, based in Capua, Italy.
Several design parameters have helped keep the airplane light. The landing gear is attached to the fuselage instead of the wings, enabling a lighter design for the wing structure. But what really makes the Tecnam Twin light is the choice of engines. At only 160 pounds each, including lubricants and coolants, the Rotax 912 S3 engines are at least 25 pounds lighter than other small piston engines.
The Rotax engines’ small size allows for smaller engine cowls, which reduce not only weight but also drag. With total fuel burn of only about 10 gallons per hour, the Rotax option doesn’t demand a large fuel capacity, which provides an additional weight advantage. Nearly 26 gallons of fuel can be stored in each fuel tank, located in the wings outboard of the engines. That makes the total fuel capacity a little over 51 gallons — about half that of other light twins, which is logical since the fuel burn is also about half. More about the engines in a bit.
According to Tecnam, the light but solid construction has earned the P2006T a 140,000-hour life limit on the airframe — a major plus for high utilization environments, such as flight schools.
For the third year in a row Riverside Flight Academy has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. The flight school has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.
AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “All of us here at AOPA are proud and excited to recognize this year’s winners,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s manager of flight training initiatives. “The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge. The feedback from this year’s poll makes it clear that the winners are providing high quality and effective training for their students.”
Where dreams take flight
The 2015 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 788 different flight schools and 1,533 individual flight instructors.
Dozens of flight schools and flight instructors around the country are celebrating today as AOPA announced the 2013 winners of the second annual Flight Training Excellence Awards. The awards seek to highlight the best the flight training industry has to offer. This year’s award winners were chosen as a direct result of thousands of poll results from customers.
There were 3,375 unique customers who reviewed a school, an instructor, or both.
508 unique schools were reviewed.
Of those the top 20 percent were named an outstanding school.
Some exciting news are only a few weeks away. We are sworn to secrecy for now, stay tuned for updates. 🙂
We are getting closer to the big day, Celebrate the 4th with us here at RFA. We will have a delicious “Chef Tony” BBQ @ 5pm, drinks, live music all evening up till the firework show over Mt Rubidoux that starts after sunset and fun for all. Please RSVP to Dave@riversidef
David Jones story and experience of getting ready for his life experience and dream of flying a P51 Mustang which started here at RFA. Videos
$95 an hour wet $90 an hour block rate.
Our brand new state of the art Redbird LD simulator which will offer our students a great advantage in training effectiveness and cost saving is up and running. You can do 20 of the required 40 hours of your instrument training or up to 50 hours of your required commercial traing in it. We have a mix of panels including the Cessna 172 with the Garmin G1000, the PA28R Arrow with the Garmin G430’s, and a Piper Seminole PA44 with the Garmin G540 & G430. This is a perfect learning environment for anyone from their first flight to the instrument or professional pilot needing an Instrument Proficiency Check, some brush up for an interview or other currency.