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...