May 18, 2004
Flight School Grounded - Queen City Flight Training Closed
I was disappointed to learn today that my flight school has been temporarily closed due to some problems with airport permits after changing business entities. From what I have learned thus far Queen City Flight Training was in the process of changing its name to Queen City Aviation, LLC. and had to reapply for the necessary permits to manage a flight school at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati. The closure is expected to last until mid or late June.
This puts me in a difficult situation as I do not want to postpone my training by waiting for the appropriate permits to be approved. There is no guarantee the permits will be approved before the end of June.
I was not satisfied with the other two flight schools at Lunken (Cincinnati Flight Training or Franklin Aviation). So, at this point I am thinking of looking at other flight school options at Blue Ash airport (view aerial shot from Terra Server), a single strip, uncontrolled airport in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati. I think in the coming days I will be talking to Blue Ash Aviation and Co-op Aircraft Services also based at Blue Ash.
I am sure this will be just a bit of turbulence along my path to completing the Private Pilot requirements so I will journey on...
Posted by Todd McClamroch at May 18, 2004 10:43 PM
Man that's a bummer. Hope you're flying soon.
Very sorry to hear that. You might check out Butler County airport too.
Greg - Looks like you have found a good place to learn to fly. Those rates are great for the C-152 and instructor. Thanks for sending it along. I looked at Butler but I think it is too far for me.
I learned my instructor will be flying freelance out of Blue Ash with Co-op Aircraft Service. I am looking at continuing my training with her there. I will keep you posted.
DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH FRANKLIN now DECKER COLLEGE!!! I enrolled in their program and after several financial pitfalls over the past 3 years I am not able to attend. The school, more specifically Mark Morgan, will not return phone calls in regard to a refund. Mr Morgan (Company President)has ignored my calls for over two years now. He feels that since it is my fault I can't attend that the school should be allowed to keep the $25K I borrowed for training. This is the basis of conversations I have had on the rare occasion that someone does answer a phone. I am not the only one with financial problems at this school, just go to lunkenairport.com and search the message threads for "Mark Morgan"
Top flight training schools give proper training about the emergency procedures. Skilled and experienced instructors of these schools give recurrent flight training to the students and share their experience. This helps student pilots during the flight.
Its always disappointing when a flight school is shut down. Even worse when an airport is shut down. What's the world coming to?