Local flight school listed as one of 50 best in the nation
July 1, 2013
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  • STEVENSVILLE – Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville in June was recognized for its excellence in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The largest light sport flight school in the country, Chesapeake Sport was awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to the top 50 flight schools in the country.

    “We created the Flight Training Excellence Awards as part of a long-term, industry-wide effort dedicated to increasing the percentage of students who earn a pilot certificate,” said AOPA manager of flight training initiatives Brittney Miculka. “We feel it’s important to recognize flight training providers, like Chesapeake Sport Pilot, who create an excellent experience and create lifelong aviators.”

    The awards allowed AOPA to identify and recognize the highest levels of achievement, with the goal of encouraging others to adopt the characteristics of success. This data will form the backbone of further efforts to promote a more professional and customer-centric approach to flight training. Chesapeake Sport Pilot is a flight school specializing in sport and private pilot training and light sport aircraft rentals and sales.

    The flight school is known for its dedicated and experienced flight instructors who instruct out of a passion for sharing their love of flight with others.

    “We are thrilled that AOPA has recognized our program and with it our experienced and dedicated staff,” said Chief Flight Instructor of Chesapeake Sport Pilot Helen Woods. “We all love teaching aviation, and opening up our world of the air to new pilots. I think that passion for teaching and caring for the individual needs of our students has shown through in the quality of our program which was recognized by this award.”

    The mission of Chesapeake Sport Pilot is to allow more people to enjoy the benefits of aviation by making flying accessible, affordable and fun. For more information, call 410-604-1717, or