American Aviation refers professional flight training to meet FAA Part 61 and 141 standards and requirements through our referral program with our sister company; American Helicopters. Our pledge to you is to take your dreams and goals and make them a reality. All of our ground and flight training is done one-on-one with your instructor. We tailor our flight training programs to your specific needs and schedule. Call us today to set up a meeting with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor to start your training.
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Flight training will enrich your life in countless ways. You’ll learn to balance technical training with the freedom of flying toward an endless horizon. You’ll adopt new ways of speaking, navigating, and calculating your position. What initially feels like a complex process will slowly become second nature, and you will always have a great story to tell.
Instrument rating refers to the qualifications that a pilot must have in order to fly under instrument flight rules (IFR). It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate or commercial pilot certificate, including rules and procedures specific to instrument flying, additional instruction in meteorology, and more intensive training in flight solely by reference to instruments. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical test (known more commonly as the check ride). The check ride is divided into an oral component to verify that the applicant understands the theory of instrument flying and an actual flight to ensure the pilot possesses the practical skills required for safe IFR flight.
A commercial pilot may be compensated for flying. Training for the certificate focuses on a better understanding of aircraft systems and a higher standard of airmanship. A commercial pilot can be paid for certain types of operation, such as banner towing, agricultural applications, and photography, and can be paid for instructing if she or he holds a flight instructor certificate. To fly for hire, the pilot must hold a second class medical certificate Often, the commercial certificate reduces the pilot’s insurance premiums, as it is evidence of training to a higher safety standard. If you plan on making a career out of flying then a Commercial Certificate is a required training evolution.
An Airline Transport Pilot rating on your pilot certificate may provide the edge needed to move ahead in a competitive pilot job market. It is the highest level of pilot certification in the United States and is a requirement to act as a required crew member for major airlines, many charter operations and several other flying careers that require a high degree of airmanship and aeronautical experience.
Multi-engine ATP training is done in our Piper Aztec.
A Certified Flight Instructor Certificate holder or (CFI) is someone who had mastered the art of airmanship and can relate those skills to those in the process of learning to fly. As a CFI you can teach on your own, as part of a flight school or be promoted to a Check Pilot in your current flying job. Many pilots choose to get their CFI in order to build flight time as instructors while they accrue flight time of their own to move on to flying as part of an airline or charter operation.
An Instrument Instructor or CFII, for short, is authorized to conduct training for the issuance of an instrument rating. This is a common add-on rating to a pilot's CFI Certificate.
Multi-Engine rated pilots will experience the remarkable improvement in aircraft performance capability along with an increase in speed, power, and rate of climb. Managing the complexity and workload of a multi-engine aircraft is both exhilarating and rewarding. The multi-engine land rating is an “add-on” to an existing single-engine land private, commercial, or ATP certificate. For this rating, both VFR and IFR operations will be emphasized. There are no minimum time requirements for the multi-engine land rating; however you will need an instructor endorsement for flight and ground training prior to taking the checkride. There is no written exam, only an oral exam and practical checkride are required.
While a multi-engine rating can be added to a private pilot certificate, in most cases it makes more sense to wait until a pilot has a commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating as this will save the pilot a substantial amount of money in the long run.
We also provide Biennial Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency Checks, Aircraft Checkouts, Safety Pilot Services, Ground Training and Aviation Seminars.