Just as in most organizations, the longest you are involved with it, the better you become. And the longer you are operating as an organization — business or academy — the more stable you are: financially, managerially, academically, etc.
So, yes, it is important to consider how long a flight training academy has been in the business of training student pilots when you are selecting a school. The longer, the better, as it means that students are pleased with the quality of their training and continue to recommend the school to others. It means the school does a good job maintaining their training fleet; it means the instructors are highly competent, and it means the academy has stability overall.
Training pilot candidates for airlines worldwide has been the business of Phoenix East Aviation for over 40 years. Founded in 1972, PEA has gained recognition as one of the finest pilot training facilities in the world. The founder was a retired U.S. Air Captain and the former Chairman of the Presidential Aviation Advisory Board; he was also a Vice President of the Airline Pilots Associaton (ALPA). The current chief executive officer of PEA is also a former airline pilot, and the current president is a former U.S. military pilot.
Learn more by going to www.pea.com and filling out an information form. An admissions officer will contact you — wherever you live worldwide — and tell you how you can become an airline pilot.