AeroVenture Institute, a family-owned and -operated flight training center headquartered at the Southbridge Municipal Airport, has been recognized for its excellence in flight training and awarded the title of Best Flight School by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world’s largest aviation association.
The AeroVenture Institute is the only flight training center in the U.S. to earn this recognition.
In addition, the flight center’s chief instructor, William F. Allen, CFII, has been recognized by AOPA as an Outstanding Flight Instructor for his high standard of flight training.
The 2015 awards process yielded an evaluation of nearly 800 flight schools and more than 1,500 individual flight instructors. AOPA hosted an awards ceremony Dec. 2 to recognize the winners at the association’s headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.