Much of the blame for general aviation’s current weakness falls on flight schools. But while miracle cures abound, we thought we would check in with a flight school that is successful. Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke says his school is busier than ever, and it doesn’t require huge investments or gimmicks.
Problem? What problem? We’ve been wildly successful in flight training. We’ve been successful despite ourselves. We’ve done a fantastic job of recruiting new customers and maintaining the pilot population at its current level, having essentially only one product to offer.