Quarter 4 Highlight: Peter Gad Flew Through His Training
It is hard to believe that the fourth quarter of the year has come to an end, but with every quarter comes a student highlight from one of Phoenix East Aviation’s pilots. This quarter, Peter Gad, was an expectational stand out, completing his training at the main campus in Daytona Beach in less than seven months. Let’s fly a little further to see where his love for aviation started and what his future in the industry looks like.
Originally from Egypt, Peter Gad always had an innate passion for airplanes, becoming a pilot, getting to travel and subsequently exploring the world from the skies. He was enamored by the idea of visiting different countries while getting to experience different cultures. However, his life took him down an entirely different career path, and while living in Dubai, “worked in construction as a health and safety manager”, Gad said. While doing so, he continued to have an inkling that a career in aviation is what he was destined for, and eventually decided to pursue that idea and made the decision to relocate to the United States.
Gad spent countless weeks doing extensive research on flight schools and flight training options prior to relocating to the United States, much like many international students. He sought out recommendations from friends who had already completed their flight training, and while doing this, heard many raving reviews about Phoenix East Aviation from several individuals who completed their training there. Gad researched PEA and was impressed with the quality of training programs and ultimately made the decision to pursue his pilot career with PEA, “my decision was solidified after I reached out to the Admissions team and they promptly yet thoroughly addressed all my inquiries,” Gad said. “They also guided me through the entire process, from the visa applications, helped me select the right training program for me, to helping me with the management of my account, contracts, and payments prior to officially beginning my training at PEA,” Gad continued. Phoenix East Aviation has successfully trained thousands of pilots for over 50 years, and Gad expressed what sets PEA apart from other flight schools he researched. Phoenix East Aviation offers several flight training programs. There are individuals who walk through the doors with absolutely no flying experience, but leave as confident pilots ready to take on the skies. Whereas, others may come with prior experience and are looking to further their flying abilities. Regardless of which “individual” resonates more with the person reading this newsletter, “What sets Phoenix East apart for me is the personalized training programs they offer. The flight training team worked tirelessly to help me obtain my Private Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot License, and Multi-engine add-on in less than 8 months. My instructors consistently went above and beyond to ensure I was well-prepared for each stage of my training”, said Gad.
The success of a student pilot is solely dependent on the individual and the effort they put into their training. Phoenix East Aviation’s goal is to ensure students feel comfortable, confident, and ready to take on the skies! One of the many ways PEA helps achieve this is by offering their students a free tutoring program. The tutoring program PEA provides is run by fellow students who are working on obtaining their Instructor Ratings. This also means the student who is receiving the tutoring gains reassurance, and leaves feeling confident knowing that they were assisted by someone who has once been where they are in their training. Peter Gad credits the tutoring program as well as the ability to backseat flights in helping him achieve his goals at such a quick pace, “resources such as the tutoring program and backseating other flights allow students like me to observe flights and specific maneuvers conducted by different instructors and fellow students. This program greatly contributed to my skill development and provided a wealth of experience at no extra cost”, Gad said.
Looking ahead to his future, Gad has successfully completed his Commercial Multi Engine Add on, and now plans on going home to spend some time with his family. However once he returns to Phoenix East Aviation, he will continue to obtain his instructor certificates, “building flight hours as a flight instructor at PEA. This tremendous opportunity will help me create a strong resume when I apply for positions with airlines in the near future”, Gad said.
We are so proud of the impressive timeline Peter Gad completed his flight training in, and we are looking forward to seeing how much he soars in the future!
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