Why train in the United States?

Nov 25, 2019


Factors such as less congested airspace, no surcharge taxes on aircraft fuel, no airspace usage fees, and moderate climate all contribute to a more cost-­effective way to build flight hours and prepare pilots for advanced training in the United States.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot Licenses are respected and validated around the world as International Civilian Aviation Organization (ICAO) Pilot Licenses. Most FAA-­licensed pilots stay within their own U.S. market; however, their training and licenses are so highly respected throughout the world, that some have ventured abroad to fly in other countries. 97% of the world’s pilots are trained in the U.S.A. then return home to convert their pilot’s license.


The United States has:

  • the largest aviation industry in the world
  • more than 5,000 airports
  • 5 of the 7 largest airlines in the world
  • a growing regional airline industry in need of pilots
  • the largest selection of flight schools and rental aircraft fleet in the world
  • the highest number of successful global corporations with aviation departments

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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?

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