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American Flyers Airline Academy

Experience and Training That Will Excel Your Career and Last a Lifetime


American Flyers does more than just train pilots; we prepare you for your professional career. For over 80 years we have combined our top quality training curriculum with additional preparation and guidance from expert industry mentors to transform our students into both airline pilots and career professionals. When our students graduate they will have the skills that top airlines around the world are seeking along with professional acumen.

American Flyers is dedicated to ensuring our students build the confidence, skill sets, and knowledge required to be fully-competent and safe pilots. We believe that flying is for everyone and are determined that anyone who dreams of flying, can one day earn their wings.

Professional Pilot Airline Academy



Complete Private, Instrument, 
Commercial Pilot & CFIs

6-10 Months


Begin working as a 
Certified Flight Instructor

6-18 Months​


Enjoy a successful career as a professional pilot

Less than 2 years

8-10 Months

6-18 Months

Less than 2 years


Your career path is up to you. There are many career options in aviation and American Flyers can guide you through our many partners. Our National Support Team has resources, connections and can guide you to the partners that fit your career path.




American Flyers operates six training facilities across the Arizona, New Jersey, Florida and Texas areas. With a fleet of over 55 aircraft, 25 simulators, along with over 200 dedicated instructors students are able to receive the best flight training in the industry has to offer around the world.

American Flyers students carry out their training using the most modern, extensive and select fleet of aircraft and simulators in the world for aeronautical training.


  • Cessna 172
  • Piper 100i
  • Piper PA-44 Seminole


  • Garmin G3X
  • G1000
  • 6-Pack


  • Frasca RTD
Why train with American flyers

American Flyers has been training pilots for top airlines, corporations and governments worldwide since 1939. With over 80 years of experience, this level of training expertise is reflected in all courses offered at American Flyers.

Ian Dasho, Spirit Airlines First Officer

Ian Dasho began his aviation career as a student at American Flyers in the early 2000’s. In 2005, he began working as a flight instructor, eventually becoming an Assistant Chief Pilot and then manager in 2006. In 2017, wanting to fly full time, and leaning on his experience at American Flyers, Ian took the leap and began working as an airline pilot. Ian now flies full time for Spirit Airlines domestically and abroad to South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“A career in aviation requires passion, but it also requires a great foundation and support team. American Flyers provided both of those for me. What I learned while being a flight instructor has excelled my career and made me the pilot I am today.”
Bob Ponti, American Airlines Captain (Retired)

Bob Ponti possesses over 25,000 hours of flight time and has extensive experience as an Airline Pilot and Pilot Examiner. Bob began his career with American Airlines in 1966. He came to American Flyers three years ago to share his knowledge with aspiring pilots.

“Our training program is characterized by an in-depth emphasis on procedures for airlines by instructors who make use of the most advanced technology. Our goal is to teach each student how to fly as well as train them on what it means to think like a professional airline pilot. This gives our students a strong competitive advantage over students from other schools when trying to enter the aviation industry.”

Upcoming Airline
Academy Start Dates

Begin training anytime with a 1-on-1 program
at any of our 6 locations nationwide.

Addison, TX

  • June 26, 2024
  • August 28, 2024
  • October 9, 2024
  • February 26, 2025

Pompano Beach, FL

  • September 4, 2024
  • December 4, 2024
  • March 5, 2025
  • June 11, 2025

Start Your Career

Train With us

Our graduates are recruited by the top airlines in the world because they know the
quality of education and experience our students receive.
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