Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Murfreesboro Aviation has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. The flight school has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.

AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “All of us here at AOPA are proud and excited to recognize this year’s winners,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s manager of flight training initiatives. “The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge. The feedback from this year’s poll makes it clear that the winners are providing high quality and effective training for their students.”

James Gardner, owner of Murfreesboro Aviation stated; “We train more people to fly than any other privately-owned flight school in Tennessee.  We’ve always said that it’s a matter of trust, and this recognition is additional validation that we are earning that trust.”

The 2015 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 788 different flight schools and 1,533 individual flight instructors.

Information about flight training at Murfreesboro Aviation is available at

CONTACT: Blake Tumbleson, General Manager, (615) 494-1900,