cozy171bh wrote:When I instructed, I had some students who because of lack of money or time took a year to earn a certificate or rating. I felt that the result was a pilot who was able to pass the checkride, but because of the drawn out nature of their training, they were not as proficient by the end of their training. My students who compressed their training into a few months became better pilots. As with all education, information is lost over time. The key, as in all flying, is to maintain proficiency.
I you don't mind me asking something a bit off topic. With your experience as a flight instructor, how often should a PPL student receive flight training? I've heard 2-3 times a week is best but I'm just wondering what you may know from experience.