American Winds Aviation


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In a Nutshell

A simulator session prepares students to climb and descend under the tutelage of a certified flight instructor

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, per visit. May buy 1 as gift. Valid only for option purchased for 1 person. Non transferable. Reservation & valid ID required; subject to weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18+ or with a guardian. 400lb wt max for $99 option, 6ft ht max and 200lb weight max for $79 option. Extra fees apply for fuel surcharges & addt'l passengers. Must sign waiver; $200 credit valid only for AWA's 9-week group Private Ground School. Not valid for textbooks or training materials. $175 option valid only for the Cessna 150 plane. 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 a flight-lesson package (a $428 value)

  • 30-minute lesson with an advanced flight-simulator session
  • Up to 60 minutes of in-air flight time
  • $200 voucher toward future private ground-school sessions<p>

$79 for a 90-minute flight experience for one (a $175 value)

  • 30 minutes of ground instruction
  • 30-minute flight-simulator session
  • Up to 30-minute of in-air flight in a Cessna 150<p>

After completing an advanced flight-simulator session, students take the controls of a real Piper Warrior or Cessna 150 aircraft under the supervision of an FAA-certified flight instructor. To launch the in-air 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.<p>

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

Wonderful experience
Joseph L. · September 30, 2013
Great place. Enjoyed being there. Learned alot. Will go back.
Scott B. · June 24, 2013
Awesome experience with my son...would do it again!!!
Angela S. · July 13, 2015

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