American Winds Flight Academy

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In a Nutshell

Students climb and descend under the instruction of a certified flight instructor; the ground course preps students for advanced training

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Promotional value expires Dec 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. May reschedule due to poor weather. Must be 16 or older. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Valid ID required. Classes must be used by same person. Additional fuel fees not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $99 for an advanced flight-simulator session and Discovery Flight (a $228 value)
  • $299 for a nine-week intro to flight FAA ground course with a Discovery Flight and an advanced flight-simulator session (a $723 value)

After completing an advanced flight-simulator session, students take the controls of a real Piper Warrior or Cessna 172 aircraft under the supervision of an FAA-certified flight instructor. To launch the 30-minute Discovery Flight, the instructor goes through basic instruction and a walk-through inspection of the aircraft before taking off. Students will turn, climb, and begin the plane's descent while soaring above northeast Ohio.

The nine-week class further immerses students in the fundamentals of flight during flexible evening and weekend classes taught by experienced instructors. During the session, students will have the chance to test out the Elite AATD and Cirrus II BATD flight simulators.

American Winds Flight Academy

Amid the uncertainty and complex nature of the aviation industry in the early 2000s, Denise and Mike decided to buck opposition and follow their dreams. The husband-and-wife team kept their dream relatively simple: move to northeast Ohio, secure season tickets for the Indians and Browns, and open up the world of flight to others. They soon took Mike's 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and Denise's time as a commercial pilot and turned it into American Winds Flight Academy. Today, their flight academy preps prospective pilots with FAA-approved ground courses and hands-on instruction in their fleet of Piper and Cessna airplanes and accommodating pterodactyls. The duo's 15-plus flight-training courses and fast-track program include everything from advanced flight-simulator instruction to commercial-pilot certification. Dedicated to assisting veterans on their path to become commercial pilots, American Winds Flight Academy is one of 12 FAA-licensed (Part 141) flight schools in the state of Ohio.

Customer Reviews

Excellent value and experience!
Markus I. · October 28, 2012
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Thank you for joining us! We sincerely appreciate your business and hope you will return for another flight or perhaps to get your private pilot license! Best wishes!
Merchant replied · December 14, 2012
They were very helpful and excellent instructors!
Jae · October 19, 2012
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Thank you for joining us! We sincerely appreciate your business and hope you will return for another flight or perhaps to get your private pilot license! Best wishes!
Merchant replied · December 14, 2012
Awesome experience with my son...would do it again!!!
Angela S. · July 13, 2015
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Thank you for joining us! We sincerely appreciate your business and hope you will return for another flight or perhaps to get your private pilot license! Best wishes!
Merchant replied · December 14, 2012
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