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Featured Student: Scott Harwood

Featured Student: Scott Harwood

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am originally from Singapore and was a student at a college in Idaho. I later became a forensic accountant at an accounting firm. I enjoy fishing and finding good places to eat at.

What got you into flying?

I have had friends in the aviation scene that have always recommended giving flying a try and after giving it a shot, it was an easy decision from there.

How did you go about choosing a flight school?

I had the opportunity to get my private pilot license in Idaho. After I had received my license, I saw that the pace I was going at was not what I had planned or hoped for, which started my search for another flight school.

What made you choose American Flyers?

I have had quite a few friends talk to me about their experience or the encounters they have had with students from American Flyers, and everything I heard was positive. This made it feel like American Flyers would be a place where I could get good, reliable training. My friends also spoke highly of the School Director, Michael, and how he was dedicated to the success of each student.

How much outside studying did you have to put in during your time with American Flyers?

Currently, I spend about 3 to 5 hours a day studying outside of my scheduled lessons.

What is your most memorable moment at American Flyers?

My most memorable moment here would be landing the Cessna for the first time because I used to fly a different make of plane. 

Looking back, what advice would you give someone interested in starting pilot training?

One thing I would say to someone considering flight training would be that the toughest part is beginning the training. Things will get easier over time and the process itself is a lot of fun.

What’s next for you?

I hope to be a flight instructor and build a better understanding of aviation after my time as a student. I also hope to one day be able to help teach and see things click for students.

If you could fly anywhere, go to any flying destination, where would it be?

I think that it would be amazing to back country fly up in the mountains and be able to spend some time there.