Become a Pilot Today!

You are more than just a student,

We are more than just a flight school.

Meritize Bank


Check out our financial aid page to see how you can fund your training.

Stratus Financial

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Discovery Flight

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Our discovery flights are offered at your convenience 7 days a week with experienced pilots that are here to make your dreams come true!

About Us

Come train under Part 61 or Part 141 Regulations to get an individual FAA certificate or rating. Thinking about obtaining a degree? Come train at our flight school AND attend our college to earn an Associate of Applied Science, Aeronautics. We are our own independent aviation college able to fast track your training at our flight school and/or earn your Restricted ATP Associates Degree in 1 to 1.5 years. 

Designed by an aviator, for an aviator, we are the future of flight school and college training. At American Winds, we offer only the best in flight training and customer service as we help you take off to a brighter future. 

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Reasons to Choose American Winds for All of Your Piloting Goals

  • With us, you can choose to either attend our Flight School or enroll in the College of Aeronautics.
  • Financial aid is available through our partners Meritize Bank and Stratus Financial.
  • We have approved fast-track flight school courses and a Restricted ATP Associate Degree with multi engine time building.
  • VA benefits can be used in the Flight School (Post 911/GI Bill ®, vocational rehab).
  • Open 24/7 with access to flight training, full time flight instructors and online scheduling.
  • Train under part 61 or part 141 (You can select the fastest training route).

For Aviators, by Aviators

We have Everything you need to become a pilot!

Flight School
College of Aeronautics
Fast-Track Program
International Students

Recent News & Press Releases

Welcome Our Newest Flight Training Center in Erie, PA

American Winds is expanding across the nation through our network of Flight Training Centers.  We are excited to announce our newest center Fundamentals Flight Training located in Erie, PA.  

Email to sign up today!”

Addressing the Pilot Shortage with new 2 + 2 Program

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Walsh to meet the growing need for producing skilled professional pilots, and we are very excited for the growth opportunity of this program,” said Dr. Michael Dunphy, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Walsh University. “We hope to recruit students from across the United States and even internationally. There’s huge potential.”

American Winds Partners with Akron North High School

Career colleges are not just the future they are the present reality for students at Akron North High. Our Captain Denise is honored to be on the board of this wonderful organization. Many wonderful career paths are available. We can’t wait for the upcoming aviation day!

Veteran Benefits

We thank all of our Veterans for the service you have provided to our country, and we are honored to be able to provide you with the ability to use your VA benefits to further your career. Whether your experience lies in fixed wing or rotary wing, let us train you into a professional pilot with the help of your VA education benefits.

American Winds is approved by the state of Ohio to administer your VA funding in the following ways: GI Bill® /Post 911 and Vocational rehab.

At this time, VA benefits cannot be used in the College Program. Benefits can be used in flight training courses AFTER a PPL has been obtained.

For more information, see your VA representative or call us at 330-733-2500

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