In 1947, I.H. Montgomery founded Aviation Training Enterprises (A.T.E) at Midway Airport in Illinois. A.T.E. became well known as the leader in Instrument training for civilian pilots within the United States. A.T.E. developed many of the techniques for teaching civilian pilots the art of Instrument Flying, much of which is still in use today. A.T.E. was also the first civilian flight training school to utilize full flight simulators for both general and commercial aviation education.
In 1980, American Flyers merged with A.T.E. and the combined company continued to operate as American Flyers. Highly respected for our expertise in IFR instruction and holding true to our tradition of supporting pilots throughout their careers, American Flyers provides renewal certification to nearly 50% of all Flight Instructors today.
Presently, American Flyers operates six training facilities in Arizona, New Jersey, Florida and Texas. A fleet of over 40 aircraft, 25 simulators along with 175 dedicated employees assist with the education and support of over 2,500 students each year. In addition to onsite education, American Flyers is the leader of flight education, offering initial and recurrency training courses to business people, professionals and career-oriented students via our locations and online. Today, American Flyers is headquartered in Addison, TX and continues to be proud of our service to aviation. We look forward to the years to come.