Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Kaleb Williams. I’m from New Jersey, just a little bit north of Morristown. I’ve been interested in aviation ever since I was young. I was initially going to pursue it out of high school, but with Covid I became an EMT instead.
How did you get into flying?
I’ve always been interested in flying. For me, it started in my sophomore year of high school when I toured the university of North Dakota. But, even before that, I’d always been interested in flight simulators and things like that. My love for flying has always been very strong.
Tell us how you went about choosing a flight school.
The biggest factor for me when I was looking at schools was the efficiency of training. How fast and how reputable the school was were big factors for me. I also reviewed the type of airplanes that were flown as well as the quality of AC the school had.
What made you choose American Flyers?
American Flyers had everything that fit the criteria for what I was looking for in a flight school (such as efficiency, quality AC, flexibility, etc).
How much outside studying did you have to put in during your time with American Flyers?
I probably put in about two hours every day. I showed up early to lessons to review anything I wanted to go over and to make flight plans, get a weather brief, and so on.
What is your most memorable moment at American Flyers?
When I was asked to reposition a plane from Florida back to Morristown was definitely a great and memorable experience for me.
Looking back, what advice would you give someone interested in starting pilot training?
Definitely, evaluate yourself. Evaluate that you have the ability to self-study, and I definitely recommend taking an introductory flight. Not everyone can handle being in a smaller plane even though they may enjoy flying on commercial airliners.
What’s next for you?
Next, I have my IRA checkride coming up soon and will be moving on to pass my commercial checkride. Then I plan to move onto the CFI Academy and hopefully one day instruct at American Flyers!
If you could fly anywhere, go to any flying destination, where would it be?
I would love to fly to, and around, the Bahamas.