First Landings Aviation

 First Landings Aviation began as the idea of two young entrepreneurs with a passion for aviation.  The Sport Pilot license was growing in popularity, but in 2009 there still appeared to be a lack of quality flight training institutions specializing in Sport Pilot training.  Through a business plan competition at the University of Central Florida, the two college friends met an investor who thought they had a unique idea worth exploring.  Adam Valencic and Chris Esposito founded First Landings Aviation in May of 2009, becoming the first Sport Pilot training center in Central Florida.  Starting with a Remos G3, Adam and Chris began training Sport Pilots on a full-time basis, growing the school to three airplanes inside a two year period.  Since opening, First Landings Aviation has trained students from all over the US, as well as from Holland, Germany, Singapore, Canada, England, Venezuela, Israel, and China.  In mid 2010, First Landings Aviation expanded its training options by providing Private Pilot instruction, allowing students interested in continuing their education the opportunity to do so in new, economical aircraft.  The latest addition to the First Landings Aviation fleet is the Piper Cub, allowing instructors to provide tailwheel training as well as initial ratings in a taildragger.