[Jacksonville, Florida, February 22, 2023] – Sterling Flight Training instructor Alex Santiago has been recognized for his high standard of flight instruction by the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. Santiago has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Experience Awards list as a Distinguished Flight Instructor.
The Flight Training Experience Survey was created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer.
“Successful flight training is about more than just learning to fly. Building a sense of community to support the people who are learning takes the experience to a much higher level where they can excel. This year’s instructors and schools have clearly brought their customers into the pilot community,” said AOPA Foundation Sr. Director Flight Training Education Chris Moser.
“Alex obtained most of his certificates, including his CFI, here at Sterling,” said Antonio Burgi, Chief Flight Instructor. “Since the beginning Alex has demonstrated a higher level of knowledge, patience and professionalism with his students, which I am sure has contributed to his accomplishment.”
The 2023 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience this past fall through an AOPA online customer satisfaction survey. The process yielded an evaluation of 608 different flight schools and 1,153 individual flight instructors. Learn more at www.aopa.org/FTawards.
Information about training with Santiago and the rest of Sterling’s outstanding instruction team is available at www.sterlingflight.com.
About Sterling Flight Training
Sterling Flight Training, a portfolio company of Wexford Capital LP, is Jacksonville’s premiere flight school, offering programs from private pilot to professional pilot. Backed by a team of airline industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined aviation experience, the Sterling team has led the training initiatives for thousands of airline pilots across the US. Students receive training they can trust with safety always top of mind. The school is FAA and VA approved and offers degrees through both in-house training programs and university affiliations. For more information, visit sterlingflight.com.