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Local Flight School Recognized by World's Largest National Aviation Association

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 10:00:27-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A local flight school owned by two women has been recognized for it's high standard in flight training by the world's largest aviation association. 

For its fourth consecutive year, FL Aviation Center owners Faith Drewry and Lacey Smith have established their company as a national leader among flight training professionals.

The Tallahassee-based center was awarded a spot on the 2016 Flight training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, put together by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). 

This year, out of a field of 789 flight schools that were evaluated, less than 10% earned this recognition.

"This year's winners are great examples of high quality and effective flight training. The recognition is well deserved," said Chris Moser, AOPA’s senior 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. We are excited to spotlight their excellent work.”

The 2016 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll.