What Our Students Say

We are a Community of Passionate Aviation Professionals

“I am learning to fly because I want to make this my career and be in the industry for a long time. I chose horizon because of the positive reputation it has as a part 141 flight school. My experience here has been very good so far, the instructors and staff take teaching very seriously and show they want their students to be the best they can. I would recommend horizon to someone who is interested in learning to fly. Compared to the flight club I was at previously, Horizon has been very helpful in treating the process in learning to fly as a very structured program and training environment.”

Tim J

Instrument Rating, December 2021

“Learning to fly will always be cool, but like anything people & environment define experiences. At Horizon everyone made me feel welcome, accommodated my schedule and supported me throughout the process. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the school and benefited from flying with different CFIs each offering value enhancing perspectives and tips to support my development. The team behind the flying could not have done more to make everything as smooth as possible for me, always friendly and efficient. As an international student, I really benefited from the support provided by the school to secure my TSA approval and ensure it remained valid for my training. Even with COVID and the weather disruptions, their efforts made sure I achieved my goal in the time I had hope for.”

Mike B

Private Pilot, October 2021

“My flight training at Horizon has been great! Everyone from the office managers, to the flight instructors are super friendly, and want you to succeed. At the end of my training I was more than prepared, and passed my checkride no problem!”

Riley M.

Private Pilot, August 2021

“Flying, for me, is exhilarating. Every time the wheels leave the ground I get excited. The challenge, the focus, the scenery, it’s an experience everyone should have. My flight training experience at Horizon was organized, diligent, and supportive. I was able to meet my goals within my timeline and budget. That’s hard to do for most students at most flight schools, but Horizon makes it happen. Horizon wants to make you a better pilot and see you to succeed. I would recommend Horizon to anyone! One of my best flight training experiences (and I’ve had a lot).”  ~ Jack

Jack L.

Instrument Pilot, August 2021

“I chose Horizon due to the professionalism that they have always exuded. Being a Part 141 school that doesn’t shy away from Part 61 students meant that I could tailor my training to my past experience and knowledge while also benefitting from a syllabus and timeline that made the most of every flight and gave me my Instrument Rating in less than 7 weeks…I loved flying with you guys…and I appreciate the last-minute text messages asking if I’d like to fill a slot of a cancellation.”

Ben R

Instrument Pilot, November 2020

“I definitely would recommend Horizon as a flight school. I started my training in the Bay Area, and the quality of the instructors was nowhere near what it is at Horizon. Evan was patient, confident, and friendly. He encouraged me when I wanted to give up because of getting motion sick in the plane (I did eventually get over that phenomenon) and used some tricks to help me with my landings. I feel confident in my ability to fly in the right conditions.  I also really appreciate how he worked super hard to get my flight training completed before I had to move back out to the west coast. I should be back around the holidays, but didn’t want to lose my progress since I was so close. He came in on the weekends and really put in the extra work to make sure the scheduling puzzle worked.”
Andrew K

Private Pilot, November 2020

“I took my introductory flight with another flight school in the area and found the atmosphere to be more laid back than I was hoping for. I sought a more organized and fast-paced environment for my training and found that at Horizon Aviation.”
Jeremy M

Private Pilot, September 2020

Picking the right flight school for me was a daunting task with so many options in the area. Ultimately I chose Horizon because of their well maintained fleet and maintenance, fair prices, and availability. After my discovery flight I felt welcomed immediately and knew I made the right choice. Steve, Tori, and Alex do a fantastic job of communicating and ensures nothing but the best care while you’re there. They are full of knowledge and always happy to answer any questions.
What sets Horizon Aviation apart from others is their passion for teaching. You won’t find an inattentive CFI whose only purpose is to build hours. Horizon Aviation is truly dedicated to your training and will guide you from day one to make you a safe and knowledgeable pilot. They are true advocates for their students and aviation.
I could not recommend Horizon Aviation enough to aspiring pilots. Having gone to another flight school and seeing how things were run there only made me realize how truly special Horizon Aviation is. From the day you walk in and to the day you obtain your license or rating, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands at Horizon Aviation.
Jennie S

Instrument Pilot, September 2020

I am learning to fly because it has been a dream for many years to be a pilot. I grew up all over the place, constantly traveling, and saw from a young age how connected the world becomes when planes come into the picture. I never thought that I could be a part of the exclusive club that gets to fly for a living. My goal is to be an airline pilot, perhaps a cargo pilot, or maybe start a sightseeing business in the Caribbean :). I don’t know exactly where this career will take me long term, but I am pursuing it and looking forward to taking each opportunity as it comes. 

 I chose Horizon because of their reputation in New England for being a high quality flight school, that truly cares for each student individually. I knew this from the first time I walked in, Alex and Chris were there to give me a tour, answer every question I had, and clearly lay out important information about the flight school. 

 My flight training has been great at Horizon. I appreciate that Tori or Alex always call the day before to confirm for tomorrows flight. Mike was always communicative as we planned ahead together and charted a course towards completing the CPL. I would definitely recommend Horizon for anyone looking to learn to fly.”

Walker G

Commercial Pilot, August 2020

“Almost exactly 2 years ago I started my flight training at Horizon and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Horizon became a second home for me, especially since at some points I was flying 4 days a week! There was never really a specific moment in time when I decided I wanted to learn how to fly, I have just always had the desire to be up in the air and fly amongst the clouds. I am unsure right now if I want to become a commercial pilot, but I do know that I want to spend my life working in the field of aviation, maybe even be an aerospace engineer. Before coming to Horizon I had tried other programs but none were as organized as Horizon and none of them seemed to be too eager to help me to start my flight training like Horizon. The team at Horizon has been absolutely phenomenal and my flight training experience would not have been as enjoyable without the wonderful instructors and mangers (shout-out to Evan!) I would definitely recommend Horizon to a friend! Before coming to Horizon I never really understood the process towards becoming a private pilot but when I came about 2 years ago to check it out, Steve laid it all out for me, and I realized that I could become a pilot before graduating high school and now I have! Flying for me is a uniquely indescribable experience. Nothing in the world can match the feeling I have when I am up in the air and looking at the beautiful landscape and the puffy white clouds. The freedom in the air is truly incredible and all of my worries seem to go away.

…. I am definitely so grateful for all of the training I have received!” 

Chris R

Private Pilot, August 2020

“What stands out about my experience here is just about everything. Horizon does a very good job of fitting everybody into their schedule and they also treat all their students the same. A big problem at other schools is that they pick favorites and don’t distribute scheduling availability equally. Horizon also does a good job at moving students along quickly in their training and make both their knowledge and flying schools top notch. This is something that not all other flight schools can balance out. And finally I would say Horizon does a great job of keeping students motivated and has a very good environment at both locations. This is imperative in a pilot’s training in order to succeed and Horizon does this better than anybody else.”

Marc H

Private Pilot, November 2019

“I must say that flying with the Horizon Aviation staff has helped me with my career in aviation, and gave me an advantage over my peers in phase 1 of Undergraduate Pilot Training. I am currently stationed at Laughlin AFB, and recently flew my first flight in the T-6A, and that was unlike anything I have ever done before. Chris, Nick, Rikki, and Seth were able to give me a strong aviation 

foundation that I am able to build on and adapt to fit my current needs as a pilot. Thank you and the entire Horizon Aviation staff for helping me get to where I am today.”

Jacob M.

KC-135 Pilot, United States Air Force, August 2019

“I can’t thank you, Zeke and the rest of the Horizon team, enough for giving me the time, flexibility and commitment to helping me realize a dream I’ve had all my life. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would not only fulfill my dream of flying but meet an awesome family as well.”


Student Pilot, July 2019

More pilots have earned their wings in a Cessna than any other type of airplane. As an official Cessna Pilot Center, the Horizon Aviation fleet features 20 Cessna airplanes designed to meet every aspect of your flight training. We work directly with Cessna to create the best training material available, and provide the most thorough training possible.

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