TakeFlight runs a tight ship, pun intended. Paul and his instructors are great and offer excellent value for the money if you’re looking for any type of training. Their planes are great and priced right. Plus, being out of KFXE you get to understand the complexities of ATC from the beginning. Highly recommend!

Joe L.

Three successful check-rides. SE added to commercial multi-engine certificate this year.
Great job, TakeFlight!

Sergey M

Paul and Curt did a great job helping me get my multi-engine add on rating. I felt confident taking the test after 8 hours of instruction (and I had zero multi time before this)!

Howard G

I have a full time professional sales job that requires a lot of time throughout the week. I was looking for a flight school that could accommodate my crazy schedule while helping achieve my goal of acquiring my Private Pilot Certificate within 6 months.

5 months a 1 week later it was accomplished.

TakeFlight was professional, available and able to adapt to my crazy schedule.

Thanks Paul Stagias and crew!

Chad F.

Choosing the right flight school makes all the difference. I originally started training in Charlotte, NC. Like many flight schools, I was being trained by a pilot straight out of school. After moving to Florida, I decided to finish my training with TakeFlight. There is a huge difference between learning from a newly minted instructor and working with the instructors at TakeFlight, all of whom have many years of experience. Finally everything started to make sense and I felt much more confident flying. I flew with both Paul and Curt and would highly recommend both of them. Its actually good to schedule time with more than one instructor to get another perspective on how you’re doing.

I initially chose TakeFlight because they offered flexible schedules and good rates on the planes. I’m sure Paul would have preferred starting his day a little later in the morning but he would meet me at the airport at 7am so I could fly before work. When it was close to time for me to take the checkride, he came in during some of his off time and also helped reschedule the planes so I could get in some last minute practice.

I knew the rental rates at TakeFlight were good but I didn’t realize how good until after I earned my private pilot certificate and started looking for rental planes in other areas (mostly between FL and NC). You’ll have to move down to a two seat cessna 152 to find a cheaper hourly rate (which at 6’4″ isn’t an option for me). Planes comparable to those at TakeFlight are much more expensive at other places. All the planes are well equipped, clean and well maintained.

I got my private pilot certificate back in May. Its awesome to be able to take friends up for sight seeing or take a vacation to a place where the airlines don’t go. Learning to fly at KFXE turned out to be a good experience because its a busier airport and you get the experience and confidence to talk to ATC anywhere.

I highly recommend checking them out. If you haven’t flown before, I think they do a initial flight deal where you’ll get to fly the plane and see how you like it. You’ll get some great views of the beach and the everglades and if you decide to continue with flight training, you’ll be able to put that first flight into your log book!

Bryan W.

Just finished my private pilot with TakeFlight . They are top notch! Reasonable rates when compared to other South Florida training/rental facilities. Their aircraft are properly maintained and the instructors are patient and witty. Training with them was educational and not boring. I would definitely recommend TakeFlight. Alex A

Alex Aladro

Being a foreigner, i did a long research, into flying schools, that will serve my purpose. I made the perfect choice by taking my flights with TakeFlight Professional Flight Training thanks to Paul Stagias who matched me with Curt and later on took over my training personally.   I am now a proud holder of an FAA Private Pilot  certificate (Single engine land, Multi-engine land, and with endorsements for complex and high performance) and on my way to instrument rating.  I loved the informal, easy yet professional and responsible approach in which they led me on the way to success.  Thanks guys!  And good luck to all your aviators to be.

Amos Radian

Just finished my CFI and CFII in a few short months! If you want thorough, cost-effective flight training for ANY rating check out TakeFlight!

Michael Comyns

Nice job! IFR, MEL, CPL is good result. Thank you, Paul! SE successfully added this year. Thank you again.

Mashin Sergey

I have a full time professional sales job that requires a lot of time throughout the week. I was looking for a flight school that could accommodate my crazy schedule while helping achieve my goal of acquiring my Private Pilot Certificate within 6 months. 5 months a 1 week later it was accomplished at a price much more affordable than those big schools and with a much more one-on-one approach. TakeFlight was professional, available and able to adapt to my crazy schedule. Thanks Paul Stagias, Curt and crew!

Chad Frisbey

TakeFlight runs a tight ship, pun intended. Paul and his instructors are great and offer excellent value for the money if you’re looking for any type of training. Their planes are great and priced right. Plus, being out of KFXE you get to understand the complexities of ATC from the beginning. Highly recommend!

Joe Levy

As everyone has said, Takeflight has been a 100% positive experience. The instructors are very professional, flexible with the schedules (I’m talking 6am flights), the equipment is extremely nice, and the prices are great.  I can’t think of one negative to working with Paul and the group to get your PPL, instrument, Commercial or multi-engine.

C.J. Wren

This is THE flight school at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport. At TakeFlight you aren’t treated as just another number. In a time and city where customer service is hard to come by, TakeFlight proves it’s not dead. The service is top notch! I did my Private Pilot here, continue to use them for my plane rental needs and will hopefully be doing my instrument rating this summer. Would recommend them to anyone without hesitation!

James McNiel

“I have done all my certificates and ratings from zero time with TakeFlight and am now instructing!  Expect quality one-on-one Instruction , well maintained aircraft, good value, and easy scheduling options are what you are going to experience at TakeFlight.”

Michael C.Flight Instructor