Flight Training & Ground School Testimonials
Steve is Awesome!!!!
Steve is a GREAT instructor, he explained concepts in an easy to understand manner. I definitely feel prepared for the FAA commercial drone exam!!!!
Great course for drone pilots!
I attended the Lapeer Flight Training Remote Pilot Class to gain the knowledge and confidence to take the new FAA Unmanned Aircraft (Part 107) Exam for Commercial Drone Pilots. I came into the class with no previous training in aeronautics and it was important to me to learn how I can operate a drone safely and legally within the FAA’s changing regulations. During the course it became immediately obvious that Instructor Steve O’Connor was not only a skilled and experienced Pilot, but through experience he has mastered the ability to convey complex concepts to a layperson like myself in such a way that I could understand and retain it. I’m proud to say that I passed the FAA exam in my first attempt and I know the foundation I obtained from the Lapeer Flight Training course helped me achieve that. Whether you are flying drones for Hobby or Commercially for pay, I feel this information is valuable to keep everyone safe and flying well within FAA regulations. Jeffrey Hill
49 YEARS IN THE MAKING
After visiting Airventure 2015 (THAT was dumb) I got bit…….AGAIN. I flew in High School but stopped when my then girlfriend (later wife) would get sick when we flew with my father. So I put that dream away. 49 years later, I began interviewing every CFI and Flight School in my area. I couldn’t have found a more professional, and friendly atmosphere, than I found at LAPEER FLIGHT TRAINING, at D95. In just under a year from when I started, I have the pleasure of having earned my Sport Pilot Airman’s Certificate, The Staff and “airport bums” at Dupont – Lapeer, have all been very warm and welcoming and helpful. I can tell anyone who is interested in flying to come to Lapeer Flight Training, based at Dupont Lapeer Airport. Thanks to Andy Enos, my flight instructor and Steve O’Connor, my ground instructor for their dedication to teaching people (young and old) to fly safely. I drive past four airports to come to Lapeer Flight Training. I am very happy with that decision
The Best Ground School
I want to thank Steve for providing a top notch ground school class. Steve has a lot of flight skill and very knowledgable and thorough with his instruction. He doesn’t just talk about the topics, but rather takes his time so you learn and understand the material covered in ground school. I don’t believe I could have found a better place for ground school and glad I chose Lapeer Flight Training. Thanks again! Will
My experience with Lapeer Flight Training has been remarkable to say the least. The Instructors understand that teaching on a personal level is important if not necessary for a topic as complex as flight, and the staff at LFT do one hell of a job! Thank you for all the shared experience and Wisdom. -Jim Ray
A dream come true.
I have always wanted to become a pilot and never really had a good opportunity because of school obligations or professional obligations. In the fall of 2015 I began looking for a flight school. I found Lapeer Flight Training and did some research and became impressed by the school. I enrolled in the ground school that began in the late fall 2015. I started flight training in January 2016. My objective was to become a pilot as quickly as possible and by the summer if possible. On June 22, 2016, the second day of summer, I passed my FAA check ride and became a pilot. I’ve been impressed with every aspect of the ground school and the flight instruction. All the instructors at Lapeer Flight Training were very helpful and patient. Scheduling flights was never a problem. My personal instructor, Steve O’Connor, had me extremely prepared for both the written and oral exams, and, most importantly, the check ride. It’s only been four days since I became a pilot and it still has not sunk in yet. I cannot believe I was able to go through the process this quickly. While it did go quickly, I do not think I compromised safety. I had over 60 flight hours before I did my check ride. I flew as much as I could on a weekly basis. I was not optimistic that I could do it this quickly just because scheduling flights during winter and spring and the poor weather typical in those seasons. But Steve and the other guys made it possible. I highly recommend Lapeer Training to anyone who is at all interested in flying. It really was a great experience.
World class Flight Instruction
I wanted to take a moment and Acknowledge the Lapeer Flight Training team and their devotion to supplying world class Flight training to the Mid Michigan Community. Ultimately this team makes Learning to Fly Manageable, and most importantly Affordable! After attending Both Private pilot, IFR/Commercial Ground schools I would recommend them to anyone wanting to take the next step in their flying endeavors. Thanks Steve!
They are the go to Flight School
They are the go to guys for flight training. Wade
Lapeer Flight Training is Second to None!
What started as just a dream to fly a plane. Went from taking a discovery fight Aug 13th 2015, to having my private pilot license on Dec 26th 2015. The Ground School Classes should not be skipped. They are top notch. After passing my Private Pilot written exam thanks to class, I immediately signed up for the IFR ground class. If you’re considering getting your IFR rating get into one of Steve’s IFR ground classes! Steve goes above and beyond to ensure you understand the material and procedures. The team work that you see in Steve and Andy is rare and it shows in their commitment to their students. You wont be sorry you chose Lapeer Flight Training. Thanks for helping me live one of my dreams!
Lapeer Aviation Flight Training is the Best! Great Flight Instructors as well as a Wonderful Ground School Instructor. Felt very prepared to take my checkride after receiving flight instruction from LA Flight Training. Looking forward to starting my IFR training as soon as possible back at Lapeer. Thank you so much to everyone at Lapeer Airport!
Private Pilot Training
I have recently passed my private pilot check ride. The quality of training I received from Lapeer Aviation Flight Training was unparalleled. Every individual at Dupont airport was extremely supportive and encouraging. My first lesson was May 22nd 2014, I took my check ride on August 7th 2014 and passed. It was because of the superior training and quality of instructors I was able to finish my license so quickly. One of the best decisions I made was to get my license at a small flight school such as Lapeer as compared to a big university where you’re just another student. At Lapeer not only do you get excellent training, but also build friendships with the pilots and staff based in Lapeer. I am now a confident pilot thanks to the amazing training that Lapeer provided me and I have no hesitation in recommending Lapeer as a place to get your pilot’s license. With dedication you can get your license quicker and cheaper than major collegiate aviation programs while having a great time!
Great flight training experience at Lapeer, MI
I just wanted to take some time and thank all the people over at Lapeer Airport. I have always had the desire to fly and finally took the time to inquire about it at Lapeer, Where I met some of the nicest people, who walked me through the entire experience of getting my pilots license. After waiting until my mid 40’s to start, I had alot of nerves and doubts that at this age it would even be possible to learn. Well I was proven wrong, everything from books to flying was an absolute joy. Proving you can teach an old dog new tricks. My instructor Andy Enos made it that much more enjoyable. I also found a bunch of new friends that have my same love for flying just hanging around the airport. Thanks again Lapeer
Completed my private pilot training
Completed my private pilot training with LAI Flight Training June 21st. Instructor Andy Enos did a great job preparing me for the checkride and sharing his vast experience. I also owe a great deal of thanks to everyone at the Lapeer airport for the encouragement and mentoring along the way. I highly recommend the Lapeer airport and LAI Flight Training.
Andy Enos was a top notch Instrument Flight Instructor. Very professional and knowledgeable throughout my training. I highly recommend LAI Flight Training.
Back In The Saddle
After not flying for 32 yrs, I decided to get back in the saddle again..I checked out several airports and decided on Lapeer because they had a ground school as well as several very qualified instructors to get my BFR.. I got help and encouragement from everyone there..Even the morning coffee club had all kinds of (wonderful) knowledge!
I would like to put a special thanks out there to Steve my ground instructor and Andy my flight instructor for putting up with me..They did a great job pounding the info into this old thick head! It was a pleasure guys.. I would highly recommend this airport and it’s instructors for pilot training, they always went the extra mile..
Thanks, Jim Vert