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Shaping Aviation Industry for 85 Years


Inspiring, Innovating, and Shaping the Aviation Industry for 85 Years

Inspiring, Innovating, and Shaping the Aviation Industry for 85 Years

In 2024, American Flyers will proudly commemorate a remarkable milestone: 85 years of shaping the world’s best pilots. Founded by Reed Pigman in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1939, we have weathered significant changes, consistently adapting and transforming alongside the ever-evolving aviation landscape. However, amid these transformations, one constant remains: the unwavering commitment to providing exceptional aviation education that sets American Flyers apart. CEO Jill Cole confidently affirms, “Much has changed since our inception, but the American Flyers difference endures.”

Throughout our 85 years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to our students. Our core goal is to provide not only remarkable education but also to shape responsible and conscientious professionals who prioritize the well-being and safety of the aviation industry. This dedication to excellence extends to every aspect of American Flyers’ training programs, which are thoughtfully designed, meticulously structured, and delivered by industry-leading instructors.

The American Flyers’ value lies not only in our exceptional training curriculum but also in our steadfast support and guidance for students. In an ever-evolving industry, we diligently update our courses and programs to stay current with emerging technologies, regulations, and best practices. Through personalized attention and mentoring, we foster a nurturing environment that empowers students to reach their full potential.

Looking ahead, we remain committed to our mission to provide unparalleled aviation education and training. With unfaltering dedication, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading instructors, we are equipped to shape the next generation of aviation professionals, ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the aviation world.

Our illustrious 85-year journey stands as a testament to our lasting commitment to excellence, adaptability, and the training of outstanding pilots. From humble beginnings in 1939 to becoming one of the country’s largest flight schools, we embody the spirit of aviation education. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone in 2024, we will continue to strive to inspire, innovate, and shape the aviation industry for generations to come.

Thank you to those who have been a part of American Flyers, both past and present. We are blessed to have worked with tens of thousands of dedicated aviators across the globe. May 2024 be a blessing to you and your families.