5 Steps to Becoming a Professional Pilot

Nov 25, 2019

1) Explore our website – AmericanWinds.edu: This is your first step to finding out what American Winds has to offer. Our website will give you a basic overview of our Associate Degree Programs, flight training courses, ground school and our training fleet.  For specific questions or additional information, complete the online contact form or email admissions@teachmetofly.com.

2)  Call our office at 330-733-2500: Our office is open seven days a week, with staff ready to give you additional information on American Winds.

3) Schedule an information appointment with our Admissions Team*:  During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to see the classroom and training fleet, ask questions and meet with the Chief Pilot or one of the Certified Flight Instructors. This would also be the time to schedule a Discovery Flight if you have never flown in a smaller aircraft.

4) Take a Discovery Flight: Meet one-on-one with a flight instructor for an exciting flight experience. Depending on which option you choose, you may have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art flight simulator before heading out on your flight. The instructor can give you background on his or her experience as a career pilot and answer any new questions you may have.

5) Make an enrollment appointment*: After you have decided to take the first step to becoming a professional pilot, we will work with you to complete all the necessary paperwork. We require all incoming students to review and sign an enrollment agreement.  Now you are ready to begin the next chapter of your life and train to become a career pilot.

*Admissions and enrollment appointments may be scheduled Tuesday – Thursday during normal business hours.

About American Winds

Since 2002, American Winds has been helping Future Captains find their wings in Ohio’s skies. As an FAA-certified Flight School and fully accredited College of Aeronautics, we offer programs and training for a variety of career paths – including flying for the major airlines and freight carriers – as well as certification for flight instructors and private pilots. Founder and Chief Flight Instructor Denise Hobart and her team take great pride in providing the best individualized training and instruction in a safe, professional environment. How can we help your pilot dreams take flight today?

Find your wings at American Winds

Want to get your career cleared for takeoff? Gain altitude and groundspeed at American Winds – and feel your future take flight!

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