John Azma Reviews by Previous Clients

John Azma is a well-known and respected FAA Pilot Examiner in the aviation industry. Positive feedback speaks for itself, know you will be given the utmost attention your training deserves.

I have done multiple simulator training sessions throughout the years, but the in aircraft Mustang type rating with John and his team is unparalleled.Read More
John has created an incredible training environment. I have done multiple simulator training sessions throughout the years, but the in aircraft Mustang type rating with John and his team is unparalleled. Actual in aircraft training, truly teaches you how to fly the aircraft. John has a well structured curriculum and approach to teaching safety and precision. Thank you John for a great experience.

Scotty Bolding

-Scotty Bolding
I’m blessed to have been taught by many great pilots, and John just took it to a whole new level. What a great person to be around. After my training, there’s been three flights with the boss and he’s very happy and sleeps in the plane. That’s a good sign right?Read More
Hello, Isabelle.

I’m writing to extend my gratitude towards your team and specially John and Allan. I’ve been covered with grease and oil for more than 10 years and built my hours from flying long distances in small planes, including two very exciting trips using my ferry tank. I flew four legs of 10 hrs in a Cessna 172 crossing the Caribbean Sea and the Amazones. Did the same in a Piper Cherokee. So I was no stranger to flying long cross country flights and busy airspace, but was completely new to jets. I’ve worked on many, flew none. Talking to John before enrolling with the program I knew it was going to be a challenge trying to keep up and do good from the first day. Today I can say for moments it was overwhelming and required mental toughness, nevertheless, never did I feel neglected by Allan nor by your team.

From the simple details as having such a beautiful space that helps in concentrating on the ground to courteous people taking care of every need. I found in Allan a wonderful instructor, professional, knowledgeable and patient.

My aviation career has been tough in many ways, but which one isn’t. Since I can only speak of my own, I’m blessed to have been taught by many great pilots, and John just took it to a whole new level. What a great person to be around. There are things money can’t buy and it’s up to one’s choice to get the most out of every little thing in life, so I took the most out of being around all of you for a week.

I made some crucial mistakes during my training that I wrote down, analyzed and, as John suggested, went back to basics. Got the actions, consequences and solutions from the equation and I can honestly say I feel great flying the aircraft and am a better pilot. Its the simple things!

Every flight has been well planned from weather to numbers and what was considered my first challenge was flawless: landing at my home airport with a runway of 5,400′, 10,000lbs and making a landing as I was taught, which happens to be the same as Beech’s Safety Communique. The performance yielded 3,450′, got her out of the runway in 3,425′.

It’s been three flights with the boss and he’s very happy and sleeps in the plane. That’s a good sign right?

Thank you very, VERY much guys. Please extend my gratitude to all your team, and God bless your family!

Best regards,
Carlos Oquet

-Carlos Oquet
The training was thorough and excellent in every respect. The Azma team is highly competent and professional and they just made the entire process easy.Read More
I just completed my first jet type rating with the John Azma team. The training was thorough and excellent in every respect. The Azma team is highly competent and professional and they just made the entire process easy. They are a “one stop shop” providing instructors, airplanes and the final check ride/certification… and are willing to go anywhere to match the training program to individual needs.

Roger Fradin
Vice Chairman, Honeywell

-Roger Fradin
“I must tell you my DA-50 type ride with your company was the most professional, relaxed and enjoyable check ride I have had in my career. Your ability to handle the duties of both a copilot and a check airman simultaneously demonstrates your expertise in your profession.” Read More
Good Evening John and Isabelle,

I trust you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don, Scott, Jack and I made the trip safely home to Lynchburg and took some time off to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday for ourselves as well.

The four of us certainly enjoyed our time there and offer many thanks for your and John’s hard and tedious work in helping us complete our training. To me it was real training in a professional and relaxed environment.

I am type-rated on the following equipment: B-727, B-737, B-757, B-767, DC-9, CE-500, CE-560XL, CE-650, CL-600, and a Flight Engineer Rating, and am in my 53rd year of my active flying. As you probably can imagine, I have completed numerous types of check rides over the years.

I must tell you my DA-50 type ride with your company was the most professional, relaxed and enjoyable check ride I have had in my career. Even though the weather was probably at its worst for Southern Florida, it contributed to a realistic scenario that was ideal for a real check of one’s piloting skills.

Your ability to handle the duties of both a copilot and a check airman simultaneously demonstrates your expertise in your profession. I commend you on providing such a relaxed, meaningful and professional type rating ride. We will see you in six months for recurrent.

And by the way, Jack Sobelman was most thorough and did a wonderful job in providing us the required ground school and flight training.

The best of luck to you and Isabelle with the twins.

Sincerely,
Jones H. Stanley
Rear Admiral, USNR (ret)

-Jones H. Stanley
“For me, the Falcon 50 was type rating # 27, so I am not new to the business. Our tight schedule burdened you with some rather unreasonable demands. You met those demands and got us finished on time without cutting any corners on the training.” Read More
John & Isabelle,

I just wanted to say thank you for your prompt and very high quality
training and certification your company provided for myself and my
collogue. You delivered everything you promised, on time and with
great customer service. For me, the Falcon 50 was type rating # 27,
so I am not new to the business. Our tight schedule burdened you with
some rather unreasonable demands. You met those demands and
got us finished on time without cutting any corners on the training.
The long hours and hard work paid off.

Thanks again,

Jack Sobelman
Aviation Group Inc.

-Jack Sobelman
“Thank you for an excellent Mustang training experience, and one of the most professionally-conducted check rides I’ve ever experienced.” Read More
John—

I just wanted to drop you this note to thank you for an excellent Mustang training experience, and one of the most professionally-conducted check rides I’ve ever experienced.

Jack Boyd is a gem of an instructor. A real find, in my opinion. He’s as knowledgeable as he is patient, and his calm is somehow contagious—just what you need when in such a comprehensive, fast-paced training environment.

As for your check ride, it was a rare pleasure. I’ve flown so many check rides with examiners whose interpersonal skills were nightmarish. But you managed to impart extra knowledge and techniques at the same time you adhered to the PTS—and all the while maintaining a positive environment.

I’d highly recommend your services to anyone wanting to step up to the Mustang, or any of the other aircraft you address.

Thanks again, and I look forward to my 61.58 ride when the time comes.

Best regards,

Tom

Thomas A. Horne
Editor-at-Large
AOPA Pilot magazine

-Thomas A. Horne
“John created an environment in the cockpit where one could truly concentrate on the tasks during the checkride. I can highly recommend Azma FLT Inc. if you truly want to assess and be assured of your competence.Read More

My Cessna Citation Mustang checkride with Mr. John Azma was in a truly demanding IFR environment. Although being a low-time pilot, I have had several checkrides during my aviation carrier, and I can assure you that John’s attitude and professional approach was exceptional. He created an environment in the cockpit where one could truly concentrate on the tasks during the checkride. The precision and complexity of the workload was high but John’s supportive personality helped a lot to successfully complete all the requirements. Despite it being a checkride, I still learned a lot during the preflight and postflight briefing. I can highly recommend him if you truly want to assess and be assured of your competence.

-Roland Berecz

-Roland Berecz
“I compliment John Azma on his professionalism and cordial manor. I would strongly endorse and recommend Azma FLT Inc. for all your pilot examiner needs.” Read More

When I took my CJ-525 single pilot check ride, John put me at ease and gave me the confidence to perform proficiently in order to obtain my rating. I compliment John Azma on his professionalism and cordial manor.

I would strongly endorse and recommend Azma FLT Inc. for all your pilot examiner needs.

Thank you,
Fred Spiegel

-Fred Spiegel
“John’s flight checks are complete and fair. I came away feeling the I had learned something, which I find very desirable. I highly recommend John’s services to any pilot.” Read More

I have used John’s services twice now, one for CE-500 single pilot type rating, and once for a FAR 61:58 proficiency check. Both were excellent experiences.

John’s easy going manner put you at ease right away. His oral’s and flight checks are complete and fair, and I came away feeling the I had learned something, which I find very desirable. I highly recommend John’s services to any pilot.

David M. Womacks
Chief Pilot Hudson Co.
Captain B-747-400 United Airlines Ret.

-David M. Womacks
“I would highly recommend John Azma and his services. Not only do you receive a challenging but fair check ride, I guarantee you will have one of the best lessons ever received.” Read More

I would highly recommend John Azma and his services. Not only do you receive a challenging but fair check ride, I guarantee you will have one of the best lessons you ever received.

On all of my check rides, John not only made sure I understood and demonstrated the requirements, he then demonstrated and discussed other options available to you in that given circumstance.

John is a true professional and my only choice for a FAA Designated Examiner.

John Mantione
General manager fields BMW
Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single & Multi Engine Land,
Instrument Airplane, CE500

-John Mantione
“I find his professional and calm demeanor, provides for an excellent environment for success.” Read More
-Andrew McLaird

I hold and FAA ATP and a JAA ATP as well as a JAA Designated Pilot Examiner. I have had the pleasure of having some of my check rides with John. I find his professional and calm demeanor, provides for an excellent environment for success.

Andrew McLaird
JAA Pilot Examiner

“John is a gem, with the right mixture of personality and leadership. Moreover, as an owner / operator, John’s flexibility with scheduling and personal attention was invaluable.” Read More

After years of training at Flight Safety I found John. What a difference! Training in the actual airplane and in a program customized for my pace and skills were an improvement over the inflexibility of the larger training centers. John is a gem, with the right mixture of personality and leadership. Moreover, as an owner/operator, John’s flexibility with scheduling and personal attention was invaluable. Two thumbs up, here.

Steve Lockshin, C525, C510

-Steve Lockshin
“I have never had a more professional and relaxed testing environment in my career. John provides a quality test and learning environment like no other.” Read More
-Jarrett S. Gorlin

I have been flying since I was 14, almost 24 years. I hold numerous ratings in fixed wing and rotorcraft and have taken countless check rides. I have never had a more professional and relaxed testing environment in my career. John provides a quality test and learning environment like no other. I will never use any other instructor or examiner than John, and once you experience him, you won’t either.

Jarrett S. Gorlin

LR-JetCitation Bravo