|They seem to have had a fairly good fleet of A/C when I started to shop around for my PPL,CPL and multi. The only reservations I had were the folllowing. There are no new aircraft in the fleet. For my time building toward my CPL I went to a few places west and into the U.S and I wanted A/C that I knew wouldn't cause me any grief when I was 1000 miles from home.
Second most of the aircraft are low wing, not alot of variety if you want to fly high wing A/C in anticipation of a float rating etc.
Third. I was looking at doing trainning somewhere I wouldn't feel the added pressure of a busy control zone. Going solo on a glider was stressful enough, going solo in a PA-28 with a UPS 737 on your butt while trying to juggle terminal, traffic and ground radio...meh. When I had added confidence and was ready, then I headed into the control zones, first at off times then at more prime time hours as my skill increased throughout my trainning.
Forth was simply the amount of time I would spend on the ground waiting for ground clearance and the possibilites of the 15 min taxi, which I had the pleasure of enduring twice during rather hot summer days on trips to visit the good ppl in the transport office and visit Dr. Ridge for a medical renewal. All that time costs you money and if I was going to pay $$$ for the hour flying...I wanted to be flying and learning
Last and not least...the runways...THEY ARE FRICKEN HUGE ! ! !
LOL ! You can almost land sideways on them which is great initially. It's when you have to land on a small runway like Goderich, Kincardine, Guelph, Burlington, Saugeen, Muskoka etc....all the places your going to want to do some great X-country flying. If you learn on a smaller runway which requires more focus, you'll find landing at Hamilton, Ottawa or London to be easy breesy and even find you need to land long to avoid a long taxi up the centerline to the taxi way.
I love visiting YHM and I've only ever heard good things about the ppl at pen air, these were just my reasons for the choices I made