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New Bachelor Degree Program Partnership with
Walsh University

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American Winds President Denise Hobart, holds up the agreement she signed with Walsh University President Tim Collins during a press event Wednesday at Akron Fulton Airport announcing their partnership” – Photo Credit Jeff Lange, Akron Beacon Journal

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Through our new partner Meritize

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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!

Reasons to Choose American Winds For All of Your Pilot Needs

  • With us, you can choose to either attend our Flight School or enroll in the College of Aeronautics
  • Cost is 30% lower than most flight schools and colleges
  • Fast-Track flight school courses and 1 year Restricted ATP Associates Degree with multi engine time building 
  • $100,000 student loans (for those who qualify) and ability to use your VA benefits (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) 

At American Winds, we won’t delay your training time!

We have Everything you need to become a pilot!

Flight School
College of Aeronautics
Fast-Track Program
International Students

Veteran Benefits

We want to thank you for your service with our country and we are honored to be able to provide you with the ability to use your VA benefits. Using your VA education benefits for a career in aviation is a smart move. If you like planes or helicopters, there are wonderful opportunities for you in the industry. Whether you want to fly pro basketball teams, private jets for celebrities or corporations, families on vacation or important cargo across the country, using your VA benefits will benefit you and your family.

American Winds is approved by the state of Ohio to administer your VA funding in 3 ways; GI Bill®/Post 911 and Vocational rehab.

Call us today to speak with one of our veteran affair specialist! +1 330-733-2500

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PSI - FAA Testing Center
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Recent Press Releases


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!

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Walsh U, American Winds team up to offer bachelor’s degree program in aviation

Amid an international pilot shortage, Walsh University is excited to announce the launch of a new Bachelor of Science in Professional Aviation in partnership with FAA-approved American Winds Aviation.  The program is a 2+2 degree program where students would earn their certified pilot license and associate degree through American Winds and finish their Bachelor of Science in Professional Aviation degree from Walsh. Many employers, including commercial airlines, now require or prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Walsh to meet the growing need for producing skilled professional pilots, and we are very excited for

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About Us

Come to train under part 61 or part 141 regulations to get an individual FAA certificate or rating.  OR, come train at our flight school and attend our college. We are our own independent aviation college. Fast Track your training at our flight school and/or earn your restricted ATP associates degree in one to one and a half years. 

We are the future of flight school and college training. Designed by an aviator, for an aviator. At our college we only offer the best in flight training and customer service as we help you Take Off to a Brighter Future. 

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