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The Instrument Rating – More Flying Fun
with Added Safety

No More Unexpected Layovers Due to Weather

You won’t have to wait for that low cloud deck over your destination to clear, and some low visibility will not cancel your travel plans. With an instrument rating, there are no more missed appointments or fretting over the weather on those murky days.

An Instrument Rating Makes You a Better VFR Pilot

We’re convinced that an Instrument Rating will make you a better VFR pilot – definitely a safer one – and you’ll discover that it's much nicer flying above those clouds where the air is calm, the visibility, forever. It all starts with your instrument rating.

  • Instrument training is NOT complicated! (Read More)
  • Nothing more than a Private Pilot Certificate required. (Read More)
  • Same equipment, same tools, just new ideas. (Read More)
  • Learn on the ground, practice in the air. (Read More)
  • Do you have previous IFR flying experience? Learn how to finish up your Instrument Rating in as little as one long weekend. (Click Here for Details)

    Although we have features of a large organization, our reputation is based upon personal service and providing you the finest aviation education available anywhere.

    That's what you can expect from us; personal, quality instruction tailored to your specific needs and guaranteed to save you time and money.

    About American Flyers

    Founded in Ft. Worth, TX, American Flyers has enjoyed its status as both a national and international flight training provider since 1939. Having operated schools across the United States, Central America and Europe, we're proud to have a resume that has included teaching WWII military pilots, providing both airline pilot and flight attendant training, being a 121 Air Carrier – even flying the Beetles around during their first U.S. tour.

    In 1980, American Flyers joined forces with Aviation Training Enterprises (ATE), headquartered out of Chicago's Midway Airport. Founded in 1947, ATE was highly respected for their expertise in IFR instruction as well as pioneering the use of flight simulators for both airline and civilian pilots.

    While many years have passed, the core-values that made American Flyers and ATE great have remained:

    • We still educate professional pilots as well as the businessman and “hobby-pilot”
    • We have a very strong international presence in the aviation community
    • We continue to enjoy working with the servicemen and women of the US Military and are a VA-Approved flight school
    • We have maintained our reputation as instrument training specialists
    • Our use of flight simulators remains a key-element in the success of our training courses  

    We're also proud to be working with Nova Southeastern University to provide the Aviation Human Factors Bachelor's Degree program, and holding true to our tradition of supporting pilots throughout their careers, American Flyers provides renewal certification to nearly 50% of all flight instructors.

    Today, American Flyers has training centers in the New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles areas, and operates an Airline Training Center out of one of two campuses at the Addison Airport in Texas. We continue to be proud of our service to aviation and look forward to another 76 years of service to the flying populous.

    Santa Monica, CA
    Santa Monica Municipal Airport
    2501 Airport Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Addison, TX
    Addison Airport
    16151 Addison Rd
    Addison, TX 75001

    Houston, TX
    Hooks Field
    20803 Stuebner Airline Rd. Suite 32
    Spring, TX

    Pompano Beach, FL
    Pompano Beach Airpark
    801 NE 10 th Street
    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

    Morristown, NJ
    Morristown Airport
    50 Airport Rd. Suite 120
    Morristown, NJ 07960