I have decided to pursue a private pilot's license and I am currently looking at instructors in Fairbanks. I talked to two today over by the small aircraft area.
Warbelows: Seems like a pretty proffesional company with numerous insructors. Instructor I talked to was a younger fellow. Aircraft are fairly new and supposedly have all the newest gizmos on the instrument panel. quoted me that it would cost 9-11 grand (including check ride, medical cert, etc...) to get my license
AirTrain: Small one man operation (Chris). Doesn't seem as organized or proffesional as Warbelow's but Chris seems to have a ton of experience flying (over 11,000 hours) and instructing which is definately something I want in my instructor. Plane is an older C-150 and doesn't have all the gizmos like Warbelows. Instructor likes to tell bad jokes and quoted me 5 to 6 grand if I get a package deal. He claim he is cheaper because he flies an older plane with none of the above mentioned gizmos.
Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. I plan on getting my license then get experience renting and flying and hopefully get my own plane one day. At the same time I plan on staking out a piece of state land that I can fly to and build a remote cabin on.