well, first of all, let me apologize for it taking so long to get back to you - you know how busy holidays can get! to me, spartan is a great school. the facilities are pretty standard, however, the classrooms on the flight campus are all in the process of having a new multimedia teaching aid installed. it seems to be a pretty nice advancement.
as far as the instructors go, i only have a few things to say. most of them are awesome. that goes for the ground and flight instructors. they are knowledgeable. they are helpful. and probably the thing i like the most is that if they can't answer something for you, they'll find someone who can. don't get me wrong - they aren't all exemplary people, but the majority of the ones that i have had contact with have been everything that i had expected out of a top-notch school like spartan.
the fleet is composed mainly of cessna 152's and 172's. their are four 172rg's (retractable gear) and a piper seminole for multi-engine training. the maintenance crew is the best! there are about 8 or 9 mechanics and several of them have an "inspection authorization" ticket to go along with their a&p's. these planes are definitely the best-maintained aircraft on our field.
speaking of the field, we fly out of riverside/jones airport (rvs) in tulsa. it is class d airspace with a control tower. the majority of the aircraft that fly in and out of the field are students. it can be pretty hectic - in fact, this airport is in the top 3-5 class d airports in the nation in volume for traffic. you will definitely learn how to talk on the radio!!
sorry if this got a little long, but i guess i'm just in the mood to share some...got any more questions? don't hesitate!!!