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Ranking of Pilot Schools in the world
Pilot Career - Flying Schools
Written by Capt Lim   
Thursday, 29 December 2011 12:06

Choosing the Best Flying School

Hi Capt Lim,
 
Is there a universally accepted ranking of pilot schools in the world? Like business schools, Financial Times publishes the world ranking of universities each year for the benefits of readers.
 
I am curious to know if there is such a ranking system.

If no, how do I find the ranking of pilot schools to choose from a myriad of flying schools worldwide?
 
Regards
 
MSL

Hi MSL,
 
As far as I know, there is no universally accepted ranking of any flight training colleges or schools.
 
The closest that I have come across is one from the Flight School Reviewer which rates a school based on the following criteria:
  1. Instruction & Ground School
  2. School Facilities
  3. Aircraft & Courses
  4.  Cost
I cannot verify the information as I believe there are a few other good flying schools not listed here.

Anyway, with the courtesy of Flight School Reviewer below is an extract of their first top 100 rankings of flight schools:-
 
8 / 0
8
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
7 / 0
7
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
2 / 0
2
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
2 / 0
2
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
15.  Indy Aero
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
3 / 0
3
10.00
9.67
10.00
10.00
9.92
3 / 0
3
10.00
9.67
9.33
10.00
9.75
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
9.00
9.75
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
9.00
9.75
3 / 0
3
10.00
9.67
10.00
9.00
9.67
1 / 0
1
10.00
8.00
10.00
10.00
9.50
1 / 0
1
10.00
8.00
10.00
10.00
9.50
1 / 0
1
10.00
9.00
10.00
9.00
9.50
1 / 0
1
10.00
9.00
10.00
9.00
9.50
4 / 0
4
10.00
9.50
8.75
9.50
9.44
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
9.00
8.00
9.25
1 / 0
1
10.00
9.00
10.00
8.00
9.25
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
9.00
10.00
9.25
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
7.00
9.25
1 / 0
1
9.00
10.00
9.00
9.00
9.25
3 / 0
3
9.67
9.33
9.33
8.33
9.17
3 / 0
3
9.67
8.00
9.33
9.33
9.08
8 / 1
9
9.44
8.88
9.00
8.88
9.05
39.  AcuWings
1 / 0
1
9.00
8.00
9.00
10.00
9.00
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
10.00
10.00
6.00
9.00
1 / 0
1
10.00
8.00
10.00
8.00
9.00
43.  Air D
1 / 0
1
10.00
8.00
8.00
9.00
8.75
1 / 0
1
10.00
9.00
7.00
9.00
8.75
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
9.00
8.00
8.75
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
8.00
9.00
8.75
2 / 0
2
9.50
9.50
9.00
6.50
8.62
1 / 0
1
7.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
8.50
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
8.00
8.00
8.50
1 / 0
1
10.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.50
1 / 0
1
8.00
8.00
9.00
9.00
8.50
5 / 0
5
9.40
7.40
8.20
8.40
8.35
6 / 2
8
8.25
7.87
8.25
8.63
8.25
3 / 1
4
8.75
8.00
8.25
8.00
8.25
1 / 0
1
9.00
8.00
9.00
7.00
8.25
56.  Vista Air
1 / 0
1
9.00
8.00
7.00
9.00
8.25
3 / 1
4
9.50
7.75
7.75
7.75
8.19
3 / 0
3
8.33
9.33
7.00
8.00
8.17
5 / 3
8
7.87
7.50
7.62
8.25
7.81
3 / 1
4
7.75
9.00
7.50
6.75
7.75
1 / 0
1
9.00
6.00
8.00
8.00
7.75
1 / 0
1
8.00
8.00
8.00
7.00
7.75
1 / 0
1
7.00
7.00
8.00
9.00
7.75
6 / 2
8
7.50
7.12
7.75
7.75
7.53
1 / 0
1
9.00
7.00
6.00
8.00
7.50
8 / 2
10
7.60
6.70
7.20
8.20
7.42
1 / 1
2
7.00
8.50
8.50
5.00
7.25
0 / 1
1
8.00
8.00
7.00
5.00
7.00
1 / 0
1
9.00
9.00
7.00
3.00
7.00
2 / 1
3
7.33
6.33
7.33
6.00
6.75
1 / 0
1
7.00
8.00
6.00
6.00
6.75
0 / 2
2
4.50
7.00
6.50
8.50
6.62
7 / 6
13
7.23
7.84
5.68
5.31
6.52
26 / 20
46
6.59
6.64
6.06
6.66
6.49
15 / 7
22
6.58
5.99
6.23
6.13
6.23
4 / 0
4
7.50
4.50
8.00
4.50
6.13
10 / 10
20
7.14
5.35
6.75
5.14
6.10
0 / 2
2
6.50
5.50
6.50
5.50
6.00
79.  Skymates
1 / 0
1
4.00
6.00
6.00
8.00
6.00
3 / 1
4
7.50
4.50
6.00
5.75
5.94
1 / 1
2
5.00
6.00
5.50
7.00
5.88
4 / 4
8
6.00
6.25
5.50
5.50
5.81
0 / 1
1
5.00
7.00
8.00
3.00
5.75
2 / 2
4
5.75
6.00
6.00
5.00
5.69
2 / 3
5
5.80
7.00
5.20
4.20
5.55
0 / 1
1
6.00
3.00
5.00
8.00
5.50
0 / 1
1
4.00
4.00
6.00
8.00
5.50
4 / 5
9
5.00
6.23
5.89
4.33
5.36
1 / 2
3
7.00
6.33
5.33
2.67
5.33
1 / 1
2
6.00
4.00
5.50
5.50
5.25
3 / 4
7
6.00
6.14
4.15
4.14
5.11
2 / 2
4
5.25
5.50
5.25
4.25
5.06
0 / 1
1
7.00
7.00
3.00
3.00
5.00
0 / 1
1
1.00
5.00
8.00
5.00
4.75
0 / 3
3
3.33
4.67
5.00
3.67
4.17
3 / 3
6
5.33
2.33
2.50
5.33
3.88
0 / 3
3
7.33
3.00
1.67
3.00
3.75
0 / 1
1
5.00
4.00
5.00
1.00
3.75
0 / 1
1
7.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
3.50
0 / 1
1
1.00
2.00
10.00
1.00
3.50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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