One of the most underrated aspects of flight training is attending a quality ground school.  American Winds has a well-defined and structured ground school with FAA-approved classes, as well as an Open Enrollment Policy for both ground and flight training. We strongly encourage all students, weekend warriors or career-minded students, to attend. Ground school provides a structured learning environment as well as personal interaction with qualified instructors.  The sessions will provide reference points relating to every topic you will need for all current and future flight training.  Once you have made the decision to pursue flight training, reserve your space in our ground school. 

Highlights of our ground school course include:

  • A one-time fee for unlimited attendance of only $495.00, a value of over $1,400.00.
  • Evening classes accommodate your schedule
  • Concurrent sessions running every 2-3 months
  • Taught by experienced Ground/Flight instructors
  • Opportunities to use the Elite AATD and Cirrus II BATD Flight Simulators
  • FAA Approved Private, Instrument, and Commercial ground school


American Winds Flight Academy is the FIRST flight school to offer unlimited sitting for ground school. Don't be fooled by other flight schools that offer this feature until you take your FAA Knowledge Exam. We understand the value of quality and continued education. Enroll in our ground school, obtain your certificate or rating, then come back to ground school for a refresher prior to your flight review. A flight review is a FAA requirement of a pilot to take a minimum of one hour flight and one ground every two years. The sessions run concurrently Mondays and Wednesdays evenings, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for 9 weeks.

2013 Private/Instrument Ground School Schedule

Session 2
Monday, April 1st Wednesday, April 3rd
Monday, April 8th Wednesday, April 10th
Monday, April 15th Wednesday, April 17th
Monday, April 22th Wednesday, April 24th
Monday, April 29th Wednesday, May 1st
Monday, May 6th Wednesday, May 8th
Monday, May 13th Wednesday, May 15th
Monday, May 20th Wednesday, May 22th
Monday, May 27th Wednesday, May 30th
Session 3
Monday, June 3rd Wednesday, June 5th
Monday, June 10th Wednesday, June 12th
Monday, June 17th Wednesday, June 19th
Monday, June 24th Wednesday, June 26th
Monday, July 1st Wednesday, July 3rd
Monday, July 8th Wednesday, July 10th
Monday, July 15th Wednesday, July 17th
Monday, July 22th Wednesday, July 24th
Monday, 29th Wednesday, July 31st
Session 4
Monday, August 5th Wednesday, August 7th
Monday, August 12th Wednesday, August 14th
Monday, August 19th Wednesday, August 21st
Monday, August 26th Wednesday, August 28th
Tuesday, September 3rd Wednesday, September 4th
Monday, September 9th Wednesday, September 11th
Monday, September 16th Wednesday, September 18th
Monday, September 23rd Wednesday, September 25th
Monday, September 30th Wednesday, October 2nd
Session 5
Monday, October 7th Wednesday, October 9th
Monday, October 14th Wednesday, October 16th
Monday, October 21th Wednesday, October 23th
Monday, October 28th Wednesday, October 30th
Monday, November 4th Wednesday, November 6th
Monday, November 11th Wednesday, November 13th
Monday, November 18th Wednesday, November 20th
Monday, November 25th Wednesday, November 27th
Monday, December 2nd Wednesday, December 4th