YOU may have had a legitimate instructional flight, but the issue is that many of their flights were more of a thrill ride for a non pilot passenger rather than anything that could reasonably called "instruction".I don’t get it. If it’s an issue of flight instruction vs paid passenger, the flight I did with the organization was definitely instruction. There was a pre-flight briefing, I taxied, took off, did all the maneuvers, and landed the P-40 with him talking me through it. He even demonstrated a few things then had me perform. Post flight briefing and logbook entry. Very professional.
Hell, I was even going to return for more training to take check ride until this reared up. FAA is a joke