May 4, 2007
To whom it may concern:
As an airline Captain/Check airman who has been flight instructing since 1987, I have had the great opportunity to both teach and attend many Initial, Upgrade and Recurrent ground schools. These include two different airlines for the J-3100, EMB-120 and the CRJ CL-65. Also included are the Cessna 340, AC 500, 02 (Cessna 337) Ground and schools for various Government contractors, 135 and 91 corporate operators.
While acting as Chief Pilot for a 135/Government Contractor in 2004, our company bought our first Turbine aircraft. I was tasked with transitioning our pilot group from piston equipment to Turbo Props. This needed to be done both efficiently and safely.
After exploring many options including the usual simulator vendors such as Flight Safety, we chose Larry York Aviation for our Initial 690 training. He now comes back to California annually for Recurrent and Initial training (based on our needs at the time).
I am very impressed with Larry's attention to detail. His class is very thorough and he provides a lot of one-on-one instruction. He has quite a challenge because of the variety of students involved in the class: some of the pilots in our company have several type ratings and some have no turbine experience at all.
Larry York's training is as good as (and in most cases BETTER) than any training I have received in Aviation. He meets and exceeds the standards of any 121-certificate holder.
I have and will continue to highly recommend him for any Initial or Recurrent training needs a pilot or aviation department may have. A simulator cannot match the training in the actual aircraft. The company I am a captain for is one of the few airlines that still does ACTUAL 121 FLIGHT Training, even though it is not required by the FAA. It is a quality airline that sees the value of looking beyond what the simulator has to offer.
Larry York's Training is the best aviation has to offer. If you are interested in quality instruction and a thorough aircraft check-out by an instructor that knows his business, then you should go with Larry York Aviation.
Kenneth S. Cobb