who really cares how old the planes are?
my instructor still owns the first cessna she ever bought some 30 some years ago. and for some reason i seem to believe her when she says she would rather fly a 30 year old plane that has regular mx than a newer plane that hasn't had the bugs worked out of.
just my .02
It's not a knock against the school. It's the only way Ari-Ben can be as affordable as it is. It has to use older equipment and small buildings to keep the overhead down. God bless Ari-ben for offering flight training at a reasonable price. As I said before, Ari-ben is my backup. Don't be so defensive people. jeez. So the planes are old. They are old and clunky. Big deal. That's what they are. As long as they fly, that's all that matters.