74 thANNIVERSARY - American Flyers



74 thANNIVERSARY - American Flyers
– Serving Pilots Since 1939 –
What’s New!
FREE Apps for Pilots
American Flyers is committed to
supporting pilots and now offers a
variety of free downloadable Apps
for your use. Free Apps include:
• General App: MEs, Charts, FARs
• Virtual Pilot Course
• Private Written Flash Cards
• Instrument Written Flash Cards
For details, visit
Channel 57 on our website:
www.American Flyers.net
FREE Virtual Pilot Courses
Enjoy over 2 hours of instructional
videos and learn some of the essential
skills required to pass your Private or
Instrument Flight Test
American Flyers is a proud sponsor of
PILOT.TV – internet television for the
aviation enthusiast.
Free programming constantly updated:
• Virtual Private Pilot Course: Learn
• Airshows and travelogues
About Weather, Aerodynamics, Navigation,
• Pilot education and interviews
Regulations and More. Also Makes a Useful
• Aircraft profiles and destinations
“Pinch-Hitter” Course
• Aviation history and movies
• Virtual Instrument Pilot Course: Learn
IFR Procedures and Techniques for Those
Let PILOT.TV be your destination for
Planning to Upgrade or for Seasoned
Instrument Pilots as an Informative Refresher exciting aviation entertainment.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
American Flyers… at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Written Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Aircraft Dispatcher Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Unique Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Personal Aviation – Your Introductory Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Private Pilot Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
The Instrument Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
“Finish Up” Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Professional Aviation – Career Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
The “Nexus” Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The Eagle Program / Multi-Engine Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
CFI Academy Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Airline Preparation Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Internships/ Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
VA Benefits /Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Nova Southeastern University & American Flyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
On-Line Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
BBQ Lunch and Wings Seminar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Locations and Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
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American Flyers is proud of the fact that we’ve taught more pilots than
anybody in the world, but we know that it’s not what we’ve done for them,
but what we can do for you that’s most important…
American Flyers does not sell, fuel or charter aircraft. We teach pilots…
that’s it, and that’s why you will receive our full and undivided attention.
It may seem elementary, but American Flyers believes in “teaching” on the
ground first, and then “practicing” in the aircraft. That philosophy starts
with our textbooks or “Learning Guides” as we call them. They contain all
the knowledge that you need to become a proficient pilot, help you prepare
for each lesson in advance and assure standardized instruction. Your
learning – and retention is also enhanced by flying in one of our simulators.
These incredible electronic marvels allow you to stop in flight and discuss whatever technique or
procedure you are being introduced to. In an aircraft we might be able to fly two or three approaches in
an hour, but in our simulator, you can easily negotiate a dozen… you’ll learn quicker and save time and
money as well.
Like half of our students, you might be one of those men and women who have achieved success in your
career and are learning to fly for the joy of it, or like the other half of our students, you might be learning
to fly in order to launch your career. To accomplish either objective, you can schedule once a week or
seven days a week. Whether you enroll in a “leisure” or “accelerated” course, your program will be
tailored to fit your personal budget and time allocation.
If your goal is to fly for personal transportation or pleasure, we provide all the preparation necessary for
you to become a licensed “Private” or “Instrument” Pilot. If you wish, you can combine these certificates
by taking our “VIP” course.
If your goal is to be paid to fly, you will be interested in our Eagle, Nexus or Instructor Academies. The
Eagle program is individually designed to accommodate your unique schedule or financial need. The
Academies are modeled after the Air Force Cadet training, in which small groups of students enjoy the
camaraderie of working together. We like to refer to our Nexus Academy, as the “employment” course,
because it is designed to have you earning your living as a pilot in a few as four months.
If Internet learning is what you seek, we’ve taught 40,000 pilots since 1994. Our “on-line” programs are
in some ways more efficient than our “airport” classes… you set the schedule, you can repeat lessons, and
you can take your teachers home, to the office or on a road trip. When you can’t get to the airport, we’ll
simply bring it to you.
Pledging you our very best,
Donald Harrington
P.S. Ask about huge tax benefits and financial savings by combining your flight training with an
aircraft purchase. We can help you do both.
Santa Monica
Las Vegas
972-407-0295 281-655-4500
Morristown, NJ
Ft. Lauderdale
… at a Glance
Welcome… Please join me on a tour of
one of our facilities. Here’s a bird’s-eye
view of what we do for pilots like you.
Hugh Lawrence, Executive Director
Learning right… 70% of our students
started their training elsewhere. Most
of these transfers had never filed a flight
Training course outlines… If you don’t
know where you’re going, any course
will get you there… After over 70 years
of teaching, you’ll benefit from our
organized systems.
Specialization means you get our undivided
attention… We don’t sell gas, rent
airplanes or do anything to detract from
your training.
Progress is programmed… Your record
is kept in an ALB (Achievement
Log-book). We know exactly where
you left off and where to begin next.
We write Learning Guides… Your manual
is constantly updated by our staff to
reflect the dynamic nature of aviation so
everyone’s on the “same page.”
You’ll learn more quickly from professional
instructors… You’ll be teamed with
experienced pilots who are recruited for
their teaching abilities.
Your time is important to you… Our
chief pilots constantly make sure
that your schedule is efficient and
“on target.”
Computerized records, illustrations –
and even a web site to support you…
Free wireless is also available at all offices.
… at a Glance
“Actual” IFR flights… Most schools
shy away from filing and flying in
“actual” weather. Your first IFR
experience shouldn’t be without an
American Flyers instructor on board.
Headsets and intercoms for
communication… Not only safer, but
it’s easier to talk in the aircraft, and
definitely easier to learn.
Simulators save you time and money…
We “learn” all new material in the
ground simulator and then “practice” in
the aircraft.
Standardized instruction shortens your
training… Monthly staff meetings are
mandatory, you deserve the best that we
can provide.
In-depth pre and post flight briefings…
Save time and confusion by knowing
what you’re going to do before each
flight and review the details afterwards.
“Stop action” learning… Try stopping an
aircraft in the middle of an approach. In
a simulator we can “freeze” our position
to discuss what is expected and how best
to accomplish it.
Internet integrated… What do you do
when it’s 2 am and you have a question?
We provide the answers “24/7” on the
One mechanic for every four aircraft…
Nobody in the industry cares for their
fleet more than we do. American Flyers
employs its own mechanics for your
peace of mind.
Monthly BBQ & Aviation Seminar…
American Flyers sponsors various aviation
seminars held the first Saturday of every
month at all training centers. Lunch is
provided. No cost or obligation to attend.
Weekend Written Preparation
Classic Airport Written Classes
Integrated Written & Flight Courses
The weekend class is one of our most popular methods
of written preparation. American Flyers offers most FAA
writtens once a month, combining great instructors,
terrific computer generated illustrations, an extremely
cordial environment and guaranteed success. (We’ve
just added 60-inch flat screen plasma TV’s for an
incredible display of illustrations which are downloaded
from our internet site.) This year, American Flyers will
conduct five hundred Written Preparation classes… each
held every week at all American Flyers locations.
American Flyers highly recommends “integrating”
your written preparation with your flight training. In
addition to saving time and money, there are two huge
advantages. First, every minute at the airport will be
productive because there will always be something for
us to do. For instance, if you’re scheduled to receive
dual in the airplane and there is a weather delay, we can
do your ground school to prepare for the written.
Second, you definitely will learn and retain more if you
can immediately go out and practice that acquired
knowledge in the airplane.
American Flyers even publishes an integrated
written / flight study guide for the Private and
Instrument courses.
Our weekend class takes you away from the distractions
that you may encounter at home and provides the
camaraderie of fellow pilots who share a common goal.
Wee k e nd Clas s S c he d u le
Starting Dates
Classroom (FIRC)
CFI Renewal
On-line (FIRC)
CFI Renewal
3-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri, Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$395.00 (Exam fees additional)
3-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri, Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$395.00 (Exam fees additional)
3-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri, Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$395.00 (Exam fees additional)
2-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$495.00 (Exam fees additional)
3-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri, Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$395.00 (Exam fees additional)
2-Day Program, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sat & Sun.)
Guaranteed Pass
$295.00 (Exam fees additional)
• FAA Approved
• 2-Day Program, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sat & Sun.)
• Classes held nationwide
• $175.00
• FAA Approved On-Line Program
• Simple and Convenient to Use
• Certificate Processing
* Prices subject to change
Aircraft Dispatcher Course
Train for an Exciting Career...
For those who have a passion for a career in aviation, the
position of FAA Aircraft Dispatcher can be extremely
satisfying and rewarding. The aircraft dispatcher plays an
integral role in the flight industry. Aircraft dispatchers and
pilots legally share responsibility for the safety of a flight
and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensing is
required to become a dispatcher.
Duties of the Dispatcher...
The dispatcher determines that the aircraft is correctly
equipped pertinent to the route of flight, weather
minimums, flight crew qualifications, time limitations
and fuel requirements. The dispatcher also ensures
compliance with weight and balance restrictions,
passenger and cargo load data, and confirms that all
airport equipment for the proposed flight is operational.
A dispatcher working for an airline is responsible for
the safe conduct and operation of all airline flights.
Their primary concern is safety and compliance with
all regulations.
Excellent worldwide
Dispatcher Course
opportunities, with
6 Week Program
starting salaries of $30,000
Only $3995 00
to $40,000 per year, are
available with major airlines,
commuter airlines, large freight carriers such as UPS, FedEx
and DHL, as well as many Fortune 500 flight departments.
2013 Dispatcher Course Start Dates
Jan. 7
Feb. 18
Mar. 4
What is Required to Become a Dispatcher...
Flight dispatchers are licensed by the FAA. American
Flyers offers a six week comprehensive Dispatcher Training
Program at our Addison, Texas facility. To enroll in the
course a student must be at least 21 years of age.
Apr. 15
May 6
Jun. 17
Jul. 8
Aug. 19
Sep. 16
Oct. 7
Nov. 18
Housing Available • Financing Options • Job Placement Assistance
For additional information call 800-362-0808
Ja n u ar y – Dece m be r 2013
$12500 Pay Once – Renew Forever… www.AmericanFlyers.net
Unique Benefits
Why Learning in a Simulator
Can be so Important to You…
Ironically, as much as we all love airplanes, they can
be rather poor classrooms… because of their noise, it's
difficult for an instructor and student to teach / learn
and somebody must always be flying, listening for
the controller and watching out for other aircraft.
Furthermore, you can't just "pause" the airplane in the
midst of a flight to ask or answer an important question.
The alternative, a flight simulation device, or simulator, as
we most often call them, is the perfect "learning" device.
New, revolutionary high definition monitors, super-fast
computers and comprehensive new software now provide
for incredibly realistic cockpits.
Most important they are extraordinary learning devices
that will save you time and money as well as make learning
easier and retention far more durable…
1. We can accomplish at least a dozen approaches in an
hour's time compared with maybe only two or three in
the aircraft.
2. We can stop at any point to discuss an
important question.
3. "A picture is worth a thousand words," emphasizes one
of the true values of a simulator. Imagine you and your
instructor trying to describe and visualize how a strong
northern wind affects an east-west holding pattern.
"… because the wind was blowing us south, our inbound
radial ended up too far north…" In a simulator, viewing
the actual "track" of our flight on a simulator's recorder
gives us the picture that turns this discussion into a real
visual and learning experience.
School in the Box…
If it’s inconvenient to get to the airport, we’ll bring it to
you. We created the Pilot Learning System (PLS) for
students who can’t easily get to an airport or to one of our
offices. Most of the pilots who use it affectionately call it
the “School in the Box.”
The Pilot Learning System combines the three essential
components of a pilot’s education which can be acquired
“on the ground.” First, the “printed” information which
includes all of the knowledge that’s necessary to pass the
written as well as the flight test. Second, on the internet,
“dynamic” video which reinforces and adds “personality”
to that information. And third, “hands on” experience
with simulator and specialized software to learn the
practical flight skills. So you can learn at home easily as
well as have fun and save money.
“The Pilot Learning System combines
the three essential components
of a pilot’s education which
can be acquired ‘on the ground.’”
If you’ve already converted your computer into a “nifty
little flying machine” then all you need to do is add our
educational software.
Private Pilot
Instrument Pilot
Flight Instructor – Airplane
Flight Instructor – Instrument
Instrument Pilot Refresher
If you haven’t converted your computer, you can add our
“SimKit” to your software course purchase on-line.
And if you want everything neatly put together for you…
we’ll ship you “The School in the Box” as well as add you
to our Pilot Support Team’s preferred student list.
Call the Office Most Convenient to You for Details
Your Introductory Flight
Have You Ever Wondered?
If you’ve imagined looking down at a city skyline at 2500
feet near sunset, or stopped your car near an airport’s fence
to watch an airplane land, you may be on your way to an
adventure few people realize.
When it comes to exhilaration, piloting is way ahead of
whatever is in second place. Nothing can compete with the
For the next 60 minutes the airplane is in your hands…
your instructor will first demonstrate and then observe you
perform basic flying maneuvers. You may also bring a friend
or family member along to document your achievement with
photos or video.
After landing the airplane, you will be given a flight debrief,
certificate of completion and an official entry in your new
pilot logbook showing your first hours of flight time.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with
the first step, and your first step is to get into an
airplane and experience piloting for yourself.”
view, the speed and personal accomplishment of flying
an airplane… and you can experience that thrill with an
Introductory Flight from American Flyers.
Your adventure begins as you join our certified flight
instructor in a simulator where you will learn “what makes
an airplane fly” as well as becoming familiar with the aircraft’s
flight controls and instruments. Before heading to the ramp,
you and your instructor will then receive a weather briefing
and plan your flight.
After an aircraft preflight inspection, you’ll take the pilot’s
seat in one of our full sized Cessna 172 Skyhawks, the safest
and most comfortable single engine aircraft in the world.
With you at the control yoke, your instructor will provide
assistance as you experience the thrill of takeoff.
“You are in the Pilot’s seat – you are in command of an aircraft
in flight, with your instructor right beside you. You tell the
airplane when to climb, when to descend and where to go.”
For many, your introductory flight could be the first step to
becoming a Private Pilot, for others it may be the realization
of your lifelong dream. Either way, we hope to become part
of your exciting experience.
Your Introductory Flight Includes
“Get up close and personal with your airplane. As you and
your instructor perform the preflight inspection, you’ll become
familiar with the many components of the airplane.”
Weather analysis
Air work and navigation
Flight planning
Discuss airport layout
Pre-flight briefing
Debriefing – questions & answers
Radio communication
BONUS: Receive a Certificate for a
Free 2-Hour Simulator Session
Introductory Flight Only $169 00
Call 800-362-0808 to Schedule Your Flight
Private Pilot Course
“Only one person in a million becomes a pilot.”
“Attain that lifelong dream of piloting an airplane.”
Pilots are unique people, and learning to fly is one of life’s
great adventures. And for those people seeking a more
fulfilling and exciting life, flying an airplane is one of life’s
greatest pleasures. We would like the opportunity to assist
you on your adventure of a lifetime.
Earning your Private Pilot License doesn’t have to take a
lot of time. Because of our training methods, American
Flyers students earn their wings about 35 percent faster
and with 45 percent fewer hours than the national average.
So you can spend less and get more value from your
license sooner. To get the most out of your flight program,
and to take advantage of these cost savings, we encourage
you to schedule your training on a frequent basis.
For complete details and a realistic cost estimate of the
Private Pilot Course, contact us at 800-362-0808 today.
At American Flyers, teaching you how to fly is our only
business, and has been for over 70 years. Over that time,
we’ve developed a proven program designed to make your
flight training experience second to none.
“American Flyers’ students earn their wings
about 35 percent faster and with 45 percent
fewer hours than the national average.”
Your program includes all necessary flight and classroom
instruction needed to achieve your goal and features a
proven syllabus and achievement log to insure your flying
skills are constantly being challenged and developed.
American Flyers pioneered the use of flight simulators in
Primary and Instrument flying and utilize them to
introduce new flight maneuvers on the ground before
practice in the aircraft. This unique feature not only
improves comprehension, but save money as well.
Most Private Pilots will go on to earn their Instrument
Ratings because of the added safety and utility of
possessing “IFR” skills. That’s how the VIP Course
got its name and popularity… “VFR – IFR Pilot”…
VIP for short.
You can save thousands of dollars by combining
your Private and Instrument courses. The “VIP” does
exactly that, and has become American Flyers’ most
popular program. Instead of waiting 100 hours or
more to start your Instrument Training you can start
immediately after the Private is completed.
“Your first solo flight is an experience you’ll never forget.”
Call the Office Most Convenient to You for Details
The Instrument Rating
“IFR training specialists since 1939, experience you can trust.”
The benefits of being Instrument rated are many…
the added safety and confidence it provides for all your
flying adventures, as well as the increased frequency and
productivity of your personal and business flying.
And there are additional benefits: Your navigation and
communication skills are greatly enhanced, working with
ATC is easier and you are more welcome by insurance
companies, rental companies and flying clubs.
Instrument flying requires “mental” skills over the “motor”
skills that were necessary for the Private. Instead of learning
“The weather improves when you’re IFR qualified.”
“up” and “down”, where you are and where you are going
by using outside references, you will learn to rely on your
aircraft’s instruments and navigational equipment.
In order to become a proficient IFR pilot, you need to be
well organized and have a disciplined system to combine
the information from your charts, plates, radios and ATC.
That discipline is learned best from an organized school.
We’re proud that American Flyers has trained more
Instrument Pilots than anyone in the world, but we know
that what’s most important is not what we did for them,
but what we can do for you.
Courses Offered Include:
H 5 Day Course
H 10 Day Program
H Custom Tailored Program That Fits Your Unique Needs
Save Big… Combine Your
Private License & Instrument Rating
One of the most important benefits you’ll
discover is the ability to train in almost any
weather. For example, when training for your
Private and weather conditions prohibit VFR
flying the day you’ve scheduled your lesson,
you’ll still be able to receive instruction in the
IFR phase of training. American Flyers
instructors file and fly in actual IMC.
Our VIP Program provides the best value
for your investment by providing the finest
education in the industry.
Simulator Learning
A good simulator is an incredible learning tool…
you can cover 3 or 4 times as much
material in them as compared to an aircraft,
whether you use one of our “live” instructors
or “Programmed Learning” software courses.
• 55 Hours Dual 172
• 10 Hours Solo 172
• 20 Hours Dual Simulator
• 15 Hours Programmed Learning Simulator
• 80 Hours Integrated Ground Instruction
Call 800-362-0808
“Learning in the simulator and practicing
in the air saves time and money.”
“Finish-Up” Courses
Most of the pilots who enroll into American Flyers started
their training somewhere else. Many had 40 or 50 hours
toward their Private or Instrument, but just couldn’t
get the job done locally. “My instructor got hired by a
corporate operator.” “Something always comes up at the
office or at home.” “My instructor or the plane, or both,
haven’t been available.” Whoever said, “it’s always
something!” must have been taking flight training.
“I didn’t realize how unstructured
my previous training was until I finished
my Instrument Rating with you.”
In some instances, the local club or FBO just hasn’t got
the equipment or organization to get the job done, and
worse, some pilots actually consider quitting, thinking that
they’re the problem. Let’s face it, a good teacher is what
enables us to learn to fly, and just being a great pilot
doesn’t necessarily qualify someone to teach. In addition,
few of us can learn very well if there isn’t an organized
system or consistency to our scheduling.
American Flyers has the solution. We’re extremely
proud of our reputation of “getting the job done.”
A long weekend is usually all it takes for most of our
“finish-up” students. We can customize a training
program to satisfy the most demanding schedule and by
getting away from the distractions you’d be amazed at
the progress you can make.
“We’ve helped pilots like you ‘Finish-Up’
their Private Licenses or Instrument Ratings
for over 70 years… we’re eager to create a
schedule to help you achieve your goal.”
“We Can Help”
We’re proud of what we’ve done for others but
your satisfaction is what’s important now. Call us
to discuss “getting it done.” One long weekend
may be all it takes to achieve your goal.
The finish-up course begins with one of our senior
instructors. While you’re receiving instruction you are
also being evaluated for exactly what you’ll need in order
to complete. At the conclusion of this session you’ll
visit with your training manager or the chief pilot to
create a schedule that will get the job done, including
making tentative reservations for the pilot examiner or
FAA inspector.
“We promise you
our undivided
attention. We don’t
sell gas, maintenance,
or rent aircraft, or
anything else that
might divert us from
your education.”
Jill Cole
Executive Director
“American Flyers can even customize a “Destination
Package” including entertainment for your loved
one(s) as well as prepare you for your flight test.”
For Details Call Your Closest Office or 800-362-0808
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P&P Magazine
There’s never been a better time to pursue an aviation
career. Flight schools, corporations and the airlines all
need professional pilots. There will be more pilots hired in
An astounding 50% of today’s airline pilots
will be retiring in the next 10 years.
the next five years than were hired during the last two
decades. The airlines historically employed pilots trained
by the military, but today most will have received their
training from schools like American Flyers and NOVA
Southeastern University. What are the credentials that the
airlines are looking for? Good health, 20/20 (or corrected)
vision, a college degree, the appropriate licenses and a
minimum of 1,500 hours logged as a pilot. That will get
you the interview, but not the job. Most future employers
will insist upon a flight test as well, usually conducted in a
simulation device. The airlines are also now required to
conduct a thorough background check, so it’s imperative
to establish and maintain an impeccable record. Regardless
of how many hours you have in your logbook, the quality
of your education will be very important to your success.
We’ve been telling pilots for over 70 years the value of
excellent flight training and have launched more professional pilot careers than anyone in the world.
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The “sure track” to employment is not your hours, but
instead your ability to fly an airplane safely and
professionally. Another super important aspect of choosing
a flight school should be the amount of time it will take to
complete your training… for two mighty important
reasons. First and foremost, the quicker you are qualified
for employment, the quicker you can be employed.
Second, living expenses would be eight times more costly
if you enrolled in a course of study requiring two years
“Regardless of some bad press, the airline pilot
position ranks third in job security.”
instead of the three months required by an American
Flyers’ “Eagle” or “Academy” program. Organization is
the primary reason that American Flyers’ courses won’t
waste your time. In addition, we own enough aircraft so
that you can fly an average of twenty-five hours a week.
And to further demonstrate our total commitment to
you, our student, we even write and print learning guides
so that everyone – teachers, schedulers and students – are
all “on the same page.” (In fact nobody in the industry
publishes their own manuals like we do.) We sincerely
believe that nobody cares more for their students than
American Flyers.
For Details Call Your Closest Office or 800-362-0808
The “Nexus” Program
You and up to 5 other classmates can enroll into this
Accelerated Professional Pilot course, and after only 4
months hold a Commercial License with Instrument
Rating and both Airplane and Instrument Instructor
Certificates. Our Nexus program is unique in the industry
and is conducted only at our Florida campus.
To secure your front office job in the cockpit of today’s
modern jet airliner you will need to gain practical
experience. Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor is the
best way for you to earn the hours you need. By flying
every day in all kinds of weather, you will earn Pilot in
Command time, as well as the “real world” experience
Here is What a Recent
Graduate Said About NEXUS
“I was looking for an accelerated program, visited the
school and was very impressed with the facility, staff and
curriculum… I was comfortable there, the instructors and
customers were very down to earth. So I decided quickly
that American Flyers was the place for me. The equipment
was always available whether it was an airplane or the
flight simulator; you never had to adjust your schedule.
Nexus is just a totally efficient and effective program.”
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which you will value throughout your career. While your
abilities improve with each flight, teaching others the skills
they need to progress as a pilot is rewarding and gratifying
in its own right and you will be proud to be a “CFI.”
Our Nexus graduates top the list of newly hired flight
instructors at our schools throughout the country.
In addition to drawing a paycheck as a Certified Flight
Instructor, you’ll be a “Professional Pilot” and be part of
the Aviation Industry… flying company and customer
aircraft in high density areas, gaining exactly the
experience you’ll need to land the job of your dreams.
American Flyers is proud to have launched more
Professional Pilot careers than any other organization in
the world. The quality of education and experience you
receive is the foundation that will last your entire lifetime.
Nexus – Combining Licenses with Employment
The Nexus Program is unique because it is a seamless
connection between licensing and employment… you'll
train with the same company that hires more flight
instructors than anyone in the country. Think of the
advantage of having the same address, working with the
same people, using the same equipment – it's sort of like
“one stop shopping,” but you might prefer to call it:
One Stop Career Building.
The fastest track to an airline job is not to spend a lot
of money… rather, it’s earning money while you gain your
experience as a teacher. It’s also important to know that
most airlines will also test you in a simulator to determine
if you really know what you're doing, and there is no
better way to sharpen your skills than teaching others.
The “NEXUS” Program
• Commercial, Airplane & Instrument
Instructor Licenses
• All written and flight test preparation
• 200 hours classroom, 250 hours of flight
and/or simulator
• Prequalified employment
• 120 days to completion
Career Plan, Call 800-362-0808
The Eagle Program
The life of a Professional Pilot is one of the most exciting
and rewarding careers available. It is one of the few
professions where you can make a very nice living while
enjoying the freedom and exhilaration that flying provides.
With the explosive growth of flying opportunities, now is
the time to complete your training and become a part of this
dynamic industry.
Most career flight schools can only offer you their
“packages”; some might fit you – many will not, but your
choice is usually “take it or leave it.” American Flyers is
unique in the aviation industry by offering students virtually
unlimited choices in creating career flight training programs
tailored to individual circumstances.
Regardless of flying experience, you can embark on a career
path without being tied to a fixed training schedule. The
Eagle Program’s “a la carte” feature is perfect for those
“career change” individuals who cannot train on a full time
basis. We’re open seven days a week and always have the
aircraft and instructors available to meet your unique
training schedule.
Whether you are a pre-solo student pilot, a Private Pilot
with 200 hours or anywhere in between, we can create a
program to expedite your aviation career.
American Flyers is proud to have launched more
Professional Pilot Careers than any other organization in
the world. The quality of education and experience you
receive is the foundation that will last your entire career.
Ratings and Licenses Available in
The Eagle Program
• Private Pilot License
• Commercial Pilot License
• Instrument Rating
• Certified Flight Instructor Airplane (CFI-A)
• Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFI-I)
• Multi-Engine
Multi-Engine Training
There are some organizations that want you to spend a small
fortune on acquiring multi-engine time, but is it a wise
investment ? Let’s study the facts.
First of all, “total experience” is far more important than
having a lot of twin time. You will seldom, if ever, learn in
the same equipment that your airline employer will have
you fly. And regardless of your twin time, your employer is
obligated to train and certify you in the specific equipment
they have on the line. In addition, you will undoubtedly
start out flying in the right seat where your IFR skills will be
the most important.
“The foundation of an aviation career
should be based on a solid education,
not on the accumulation of multi-engine time.”
Second, and just as important, don’t get the “cart before the
horse” by paying a lot of money for multi-engine time
within your Commercial / Instrument Program. In fact,
your best plan is to get your instructor ratings prior to the
multi-engine rating. Why ? You will learn far more if you
can “participate” in the twin
instruction. And you can
do that best if you already
have given at least a couple
of hundred hours of
instruction. Further, as
an instructor, your network
of pilot friends will likely
put you on to inexpensive
options. For example, a
lot of instructors will pool
their resources and rent a
twin to get licensed and
build experience. That
can save a lot and be great
fun at the same time.
Recognize too that your first instructor job will be single
engine only, so having the multi-engine rating provides
no advantage.
American Flyers has a practical, no nonsense and economical approach to multi-engine flight training. We will save
you money and you’ll be hired just as quickly as anyone else.
For Career Planning, Call 800-362-0808
CFI Academy Program
American Flyers graduates nearly 20% of the new
instructors in the United States each year. You will
receive instruction to secure both your CFIA and CFII
certificates in only 30* days. The Academy training
concept is modeled after the Air Force’s system where
“If the numbers hold true,
flying will continue to offer
a great way to make a
living. The demand for
pilots will offer tremendous
opportunities for those
who are prepared and seek
the unique magic of life in
a professional cockpit.”
Pl ane & P il ot Ma g a zi n e
small groups, “flights,” of up to 15 pilots work together
to achieve their goals. Regardless if it’s a military or a
civilian pilot training program, time is of the essence.
To ensure that there is no wasted time, an extremely
organized curriculum is adhered to. Most important,
the quality of your education is the primary focus.
An additional benefit of the Academy is the incredible
level of camaraderie that each training group achieves.
Many a lifelong friendship is created during participation.
American Flyers has
launched more professional
pilot careers than any other
organization in the world.
Our goal is to assist you in
achieving your Flight
Instructor Certifications,
making you marketable to
teach, gain experience,
build time and reinforce
“You’ll build confidence as
you “practice teach”
with fellow students.”
your education. There are no guarantees for getting a job,
but if one reason stands out over all others, it’s the quality
of your education that counts most.
• Both Airplane & Instrument Instructor licenses
• All written & flight test preparation
• 120 hours ground and practice teaching,
10 hours dual flight training
• Unlimited Program Learning
• 30 days to completion
• $ 3,49500 (best value in the industry)
Get More Information
What’s most important is not what we’ve done for others,
but what we can do for you. Personal attention. Quality
education. Proven results. To enroll, or for additional
details on scholarships, housing, financing or VA benefits,
call 800-282-9595, email us at [email protected] or check out
our website: www.AmericanFlyers.net.
* If you cannot dedicate 30 consecutive days to training,
ask about our 2-week program for the CFI-A only…
We can also “Custom Tailor” a
program to meet your unique
For Details Call
Mike Simmons at
Or Visit Us on the Web
* Prices subject to change
2013 CFI Academy Class Dates
Jan. 10
Feb. 7
Mar. 7
Apr. 11
May 9
Jun. 6
Jul. 11
Aug. 8
Sep. 12
Oct. 10
For Details Call Your Closest Office or 800-282-9595
Nov. 7
Dec. 12
Airline Preparation Course
The best qualified resume gets the first interview, and the
pilot who best demonstrates his commitment gets the
job… there isn’t a better way to prove to an airline Chief
Pilot that you are ready for cockpit duty than having
“737” (the most popular airliner in the world) instruction
in your logbook. Absolutely, for sure, you’ll have a leg up
on the competition.
Picture yourself flying in the newest Boeing 737, the
“NG” Flight Training Device… this state of the art
simulator is the answer to those seeking a career as a
professional pilot. Designed by airline captains, it is
a realistic representation of Boeing’s 737 NG (Next
Generation) featuring all-glass digital instrument systems
displays and realistic control feel.
Your course uses training techniques styled after major
airlines and corporate operators which focus on
operations, systems and flight crew dynamics. Your
instructors (airline qualified themselves) use an organized,
airline-style training curriculum created by a team of
retired airline professionals. Your program is designed to
prepare you for a successful transition into the right seat of
the 737 in as little as two weeks, but most important, to
give you the advantage in getting that first interview.
Course Breakdown:
• 40 hours of classroom instruction
• 4 hours of cockpit procedures trainer (CPT)
• 16 hours of 737 FTD time
Optional Multi-Engine Add-on:
• 8 hours of ground school
• 10 hours of flight training
Also Included:
• Course Learning Guides
The American Flyers Airline Transition Course is currently
available at the new Airline Training Center at the Addison
Airport (KADS) in Addison, Texas. Extended stay housing
is available at reduced rates, including free continental
breakfast 7 days per week, with transportation provided to
and from campus.
Classes start monthly. To speak with someone who
can help launch your career, call 800-362-0808.
For financing options, call 866-904-0808 or email
[email protected]
A commercial pilot’s certificate with instrument rating is recommended, but not required. A five- to
seven-day multi-engine rating add-on is available, and your VA benefits can be used for the multiengine
rating providing you with a significant cost savings.
Call for Details 800-362-0808
Special Features
Management Training:
Mechanic Internships:
The Management Training and Development Program
is offered to college graduates who possess at least their
Commercial Pilot’s License. This one-year program
includes three months of “on the job” administrative
training, one month attending the CFI Academy and the
remainder of the year flying, promoting and managing
within an American Flyers’ facility. Applications can
be found at www.AmericanFlyers.net or requested by
e-mailing [email protected]
Nearly 400 professional pilots or mechanics got their
first year of experience or qualified for professional pilot
positions by participating in these internships. Interviews
are available to A&P school top ten percent graduates
who possess at least their Private Pilot license and a
willingness to work hard. Applications and more
information are available by visiting www.AmericanFlyers.net or e-mailing Rick Farmer, ten year American
Flyers employee, at [email protected]
Financial Assistance:
American Flyers has a long
history of providing various
financing options for those
seeking tuition assistance.
In addition to internship
programs described on this
page, we offer a zero interest
“pilot boost” program to those
who qualify.
We constantly monitor the
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federal programs and private
financial sectors as new opportunities are created.
For information on current financing programs, contact
Sherry Magno at 866-904-0808 or email [email protected]
Financing Options
• Finance Your Flight Training with Aspire
• AOPA Credit Card Option for Flight Training
• Regions Bank “Only for Texas Residents”
• Regions Bank Credit Card Option for Flight Training
• Extended Tuition Payment Plan for Our Nexus Program
• Additional Programs Added as They Become Available
Click on Channel 45 on Our Website
ACE Program:
The Aviation Continuing Education (ACE) program
has been in continuous operation for over twenty years
and is designed to help qualified individuals obtain
valuable experience in a professional flying environment,
while cultivating hands-on management skills.
After completing the program, a number of graduates
have been hired for permanent positions with American
Flyers and have become some of our best instructors,
chief pilots and school managers. Others have gone on to
successful careers in the airlines or other aviation
opportunities. For additional information contact Jill
Cole at 800-362-0808 or via email at [email protected]
Special Features
Military and Veteran Salute
We salute and thank all American military men and women, and especially those who have served in harm’s way. As a nation
we can never do enough to show our appreciation for your sacrifices, but as a school we can offer you some of the finest pilot
training in the world. If you are considering a career as a pilot we invite you to invest some time with us learning about the
opportunities and the courses of action that are available to you.
Veteran Benefits
• American Flyers has been a VA approved
school since 1968.
• In honor of your service the American Flyers
On-Line School Written Preparation Classes
are free for a limited time. Please call Roy
for details.
Questions? Call:
Roy Harrington
Free Class Registration:
Roy Harrington
Judith Resnik
The Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship is
named in honor of the late Challenger Astronaut
and aircraft pilot.
Women represent less than 6% of America's
700,000 licensed pilots. The Judith Resnik
Scholarship, founded in 1991, is designed to encourage more women pursuing aviation and flying careers. There
are ten, $2000 Scholarships awarded during each year. The funds must be applied to the Instructor Academy
(Commercial license is a prerequisite). Applications are reviewed and winners selected by a Blue Ribbon Panel of
women pilots.
For More Information Contact Sherry Magno at 866-904-0808
Nova Southeastern University & American Flyers
Nova Southeastern University
American Flyers is proud to partner with Nova Southeastern University to offer an accredited bachelor’s degree that
offers concentrations emphasizing Human Factors in Aviation. NSU is the nations’s eight-largest, not-for-profit,
independent university, with more than 28,000 students and 148,000 alumni. The Bachelor of Science in Human
Service Administration with concentrations in Human Factors in Aviation, commences with the winter session
beginning January of 2013.
What distinguishes this program and what can it do for you ?
• Most university aviation programs focus on
the technical aspects of flight only, but as the
mechanical and technical advances in aviation
equipment reduce accident and risk, human
factors become more important in preventing
accidents. To address this need, these concentrations
focus on the “Human Factor” in the cockpit
including communication, critical thinking,
problem solving and resource management. These
concentrations will bring a unique aspect to any
future aviation employer looking at a resume.
• There are two concentrations: a Basic, which
will afford you the opportunity to earn your
Private Pilot License and Instrument Rating;
and Professional, which students have the
opportunity to earn their Commercial, Instructors
and Multi-Engine Ratings.
• Transfer credits and previous flight training may
reduce coursework.
• Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
• Nova Southeastern University and American Flyers
possess FAA and VA approvals for these courses
of study.
• This is a fully integrated program, not an "add on"
most frequently given at the end of other programs.
• Courses are offered on-line and the flight portion is
available at any of American Flyers approved sites.
• International students can apply for "M-1,” as well
as "J-1" Visas.
• Timing: most people are unaware of the serious
pilot shortage… some airlines have actually
grounded aircraft for lack of crews. This degree
program is destined to help solve the shortage one
well trained, qualified pilot at a time.
Proud Partner of
Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. Telephone number: 404-679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral
degrees. Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.
On-Line Training Programs
Written Preparation Programs
Flight Training Software
Preparing for your FAA written exam on-line offers
the convenience of 24/7 access from anywhere – your
home, office or anywhere you have access to the Internet.
There are no CDs to change every hour or to lose… Our
on-line programs are always available whenever and
wherever you choose. You will also have access to the
FAA testing supplements, our on-line study guide and a
huge section of reference material, all at your fingertips.
On-line written preparation programs available
H Private Pilot
H Certified Flight Instructor – Airplane
H Instrument Rating
H Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument
H Commercial Pilot
H Fundamentals of Instruction
H Airline Transport Pilot
When it’s inconvenient to go to the airport, let American
Flyers bring it to you. Use this Learning Guide along with
our On-Line School and sophisticated course software and
you can eliminate up to 50% of the flight instruction
usually needed.
Learn at your pace, not limited by the weather or the
airplane’s availability. Most important, learn all of the
flight maneuvers and approaches – fly them as often as you
desire before getting into the airplane.
Our Downloadable Software Programs are Available for
the Following Flight Courses…
H Private Pilot
H Instrument Rating
H IFR Proficiency
Best Value in Aviation – $75 00* ea.
H Certified Flight Instructor
Airplane (CFI-A)
H Certified Flight Instructor
Instrument (CFI-I)
Investment – $15000* Any Program
Prices subject to change
Visit Us On-Line for These Dynamic Programs
AmericanFlyers.net /Online
On-Line Courses
Written Preparation Programs
Free Educational Programs
CFI Renewal (FIRC)
Software Courses
Pilot Support Team
“We’re here to answer any of
your questions, call us for
personal service (800) 362-0808.”
Flight Prep/Oral Prep
On-Line Gift Certificates
Visit Us
You and Your Friends
Are Invited to Our
Open House and Free…
• Careers in Aviation Presentation
• Wings Seminar
• Delicious Lunch
There is a gathering of local area pilots once a month
in our hangar. You and your friends are invited for a
free barbecue lunch, hangar flying and informative
aviation seminar.
Spend a fun-filled hour or so on the first Saturday of
each month at the airport. You are sure to enjoy the
camaraderie of other pilots, as well as the opportunity
to ask our CFIs any questions you may have.
As a special bonus, you will also receive a certificate for
2 hours simulator instruction in our SimPro flight
simulator. Perfect to practice both VFR and IFR
procedures and techniques, you will marvel at the level
of realism our simulators provide.
“Join us for delicious food and conversation
with those who share your interest.”
After lunch you may want to stay for our informative
aviation seminar. Recent topics include: Advanced
Navigation, Weight and Balance, Basic Instrument Flying
and Cross Country Planning, to name a few. There is no
cost or obligation to attend.
“You’re also invited to attend our optional Wings seminar.”
“Receive a
coupon for a free 2
hour simulator
session in our
state of the art
SimPro simulator.”
Open House
“This is a great time to do some ‘hangar flying’ or ask an
instructor that nagging question you may have.”
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Welcome to American Flyers
Mexico City
Santa Monica
Las Vegas
Santa Monica
Municipal Airport
Intl. Airport
David Wayne
Airport Hooks Muni Airport
Chicago-West Chicago-North
Morristown, NJ
Ft. Lauderdale
Municipal Airport
DeKalb Peachtree
Pompano Beach
Executive Airport
Dear Fellow Pilot,
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to boast a little about our credentials. Even though we have the assets of the
largest flight school in the world, each of our locations is small enough to provide you with personal service.
Believe me, there is a huge difference between good intentions and good organizations. I know because I've talked with
too many people who have been given the runaround elsewhere. If you want some frank talk about how to save time
and money and avoid potential problems no matter where you take your training, I think I've got some really valuable
insights and advice to share with you.
And if your bottom line is to have fun learning from
cordial teachers and an organization that you can trust,
please call and let's design the right course for you.
Looking forward to being of service,
Jay Elder
National Support Team
Email: [email protected]
P.S. Join us and all kinds of other pilots for some
“hangar flying” and free BBQ lunch the first Saturday of
every month… your friends and family are also welcome!
Ask The Question. . .
Demand the Answer – Trust Our Experience
Call our National Support Team
Santa Monica
Las Vegas
630-584-4700 847-459-5246
Morristown, NJ
Ft. Lauderdale