American Aviation Academy (AAA) is an M-1 flight school specializing in FAA part 141 pilot flight training.  AAA is also certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train European student pilots from PPL to CPL. 

 

The majority of our cadets are international students from all over the world.  We offer structured courses that give students the best learning environment both in class, and during their practical flight phase.  Our 200-250 hour career-path programs usually take anywhere from 8 to14 months to complete.  Given our international training nature, we often tailor specific courses to meet each and every country’s aviation authority requirements.  In short, we will do what is necessary to meet our students’ aviation goals.

 

Reasons to choose American Aviation Academy:

 

·      Climate and overall flying conditions in Southern California (SaCal)

·      Position of our airport in relations to air traffic 

·      Structured FAA and EASA courses with approved FAA 141 ground schools

.      Excellent weather nearly all year round, and world-class airspace 

·      Knowledgeable and experienced staff with years of aviation experience 

·      25 plus aircrafts to serve our student body, and continuing to grow

·      Specializing in international student pilot training

·      Streamline Visa processing, SEVIS and TSA approved

·      English language training environment (ICAO 4 or better)

·      12 pilot briefing rooms, student and Instructor lounges

·      Furnished student accommodations 

.      Available language training courses through vetted partners

·      Daily student shuttle service (3 times daily Monday thru Friday)

·      Easy access to public transit, and new trolley system near school

·      Cultural diversity throughout the school and San Diego

·      Customized programs to meet various aviation authorities      

.      UK radio license approval (ICAO level 6)

.    EASA ATPL theory program and examinations conducted on-site  

 

We enjoy an average of 300+ days of VFR conditions, and add another 30 to 50 days of actual IFR conditions.  This sums up to be the best flying weather in the world.  As they say “time is money”.  Since available weather in San Diego is superior to anywhere else in the world, we are confident that we can save you time while training with us. 

 

Gillespie Airport (KSEE) is ranked 46th in the US amongst all airports.  That includes civil, GA, international, and military airports.  Flight training in SoCal will give you the best possible experience to take back home with you… especially if you are seeking a career path in aviation.  You can experience mountain flying, coastal, proximity to international border, high altitude, and over the water operations.  This multi dimensional experience will prove most valuable when flying back home, or for a prospective airline.   

 

EASA PPL program details:

 

25 hours dual flight instruction in either C-172P or PA28             $5,375.00

20 hours solo flight in either C-172P or PA28                                   $2,600.00

20 hours of ground lessons and flight briefings                                $1,700.00

9 EASA written exams completed on site                                             $765.00

EASA Skills Test completed on site with Head of Training             $550.00           _  

Total of EASA Private Pilot program at AAA                                   $10,990.00   

 

Optional UK CAA Radio Telephony License                                    $500.00

Optional Night Qualification 4 hours dual – 1 hour solo            $1,015.00

 

 

Time Building Program (incl. taxes, fuel, & ins.):

 

Hour building in C-172P or  PA28 (non-Garmin Model)               $130.00 per hour

  • 4% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 8% discount on 100 hour blocks

 

Time building in C-172P or PA28  Garmin 430 model               $135.00 per hour

  •  4% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 8% discount on 100 hour blocks

 

Time building in C-172SP KLN94 model                                       $155.00 per hour

  •  2% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 4% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 100 hour blocks
     

Time building in C-172S G1000 model                                         $165.00 per hour

  • 2% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 4% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 100 hour blocks

 

Time building in C-172RG or Piper Warrior complex             $160.00 per hour

  • 2% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 4% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 100 hour blocks

 

Time building in Duchess BE76 or Piper PA34                         $295.00 per hour

  •  2% discount on 25 hour blocks

  • 4% discount on 50 hour blocks

  • 6% discount on 100 hour blocks

 

 EASA CPL Single Engine program:

 

25 hours dual in either C-172RG or Piper PA-200                      $6,125.00

15 hours required ground lessons and briefings                        $1,275.00

EASA CPL Skills Test on site                                                          $750.00                 _

Total Cost                                                                                          $8,150.00

 

FAA (ICAO) Instrument Rating program:

 

FAA 141 IR ground school (30 hours)                                       $999.00

25 hours dual in C-172P Garmin 430 model                           $5,500.00

10 hours in FRASCA 142 SIM dual                                            $1,600.00

10 hours 1 on 1 ground lessons and briefings                        $850.00 

1 FAA written exam on site                                                        $165.00

FAA 141 IR – AAA approved stud y kit                                      $275.00                         _

Total Cost of program                                                                $9,389.00

 

EASA ATPL distance learning theory program on site:

 

  • Using PadPilot study material on your iPad

  • 70 hours of on site and in class brush-ups

  • Downloadable iBook for all 14 subjects

  • Jeppessen Chart Supplement for exam use

  • Dooley’s E-6B flight computer

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Total cost of program                                                              $4,795.00

 

 

Student Accommodations:

 

Our student housing includes furniture and bedding material, furnished kitchen, Laundry facility, paid utilities, pool access, and student shuttle service Monday thru Friday. These are 2-bedroom apartments which you can share a bedroom or have your own private bedroom (when available). Sharing a bedroom costs $750.00 per month, and $1,050.00 per month for a private bedroom.