If you have lived in Puerto Rico at any time within the last seventy years and mentioned Aviation, the name Isla Grande Flying School will surely become an integral part of the conversation. This icon of Puertorrican Aviation opened for business way back in 1953 and has battered the hardest of all test, the test of time. How can any business entity endure such a test and still retain the spark and dedication of that first day of operation half a century in the past?
The main reason is that its driving force is this contagious love of that benign addiction that touches anyone that has ever had the DREAM OF FLIGHT. It is one of only three schools in Puerto Rico recognized as such by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Education. Today Isla Grande Flying School has grown to a fleet's composition includes basic single engine trainers, advanced "glass cockpit" aircraft, complex aircraft, twin engine airplanes, tail draggers and helicopters. The reason for such an ample array of equipment is to satisfy all the training needs of the local customer.
The principal training aircraft used in the school are Cessna, statistically proven to be the World's safest, this fact led Isla Grande Flying School to become the First International Cessna Pilot Center in the world. How important can this be? Very important. Cessna Pilot Centers are training providers approved and contracted directly by this aircraft manufacturer. IGFS has strive to be a ONE stop shop for all aviation in our beautiful island, and the sentinel for Isla Grande Airport, has it been successful? Enduring the past SIXTY NINE years is proof of an endless battle against all odds and profound labor of love for aviation has made it possible.
We truly hope IGFS is able to complete a full century serving Aviation in Puerto Rico.