Our country's diverse weather allows students the ability to train and become experts at flying in the best and worst conditions. In order to be a successful and prepared pilot, a student must train in all conditions. The United States experiences sun, clear skies, cloudy skies and ice. At the end of training, students are able to fly through all ranges of weather calmly and safely.
The United States has by far the largest aviation industry in the world. When you think about the number of successful global corporations based in the US with their corporate jets; the largest military aviation force in the world in the United States Air Force and Navy; and the largest economy in the world including 5 of the 7 largest airlines in the world. Add to this the recent regional jet explosion in the states, and you can get an idea for how truly huge this market is.
FAA pilot licenses are respected and validated around the world as ICAO pilot licenses. Most US pilots stay within their own massive US pilot market, but their training and licenses are so highly respected throughout the world, that many US pilots have ventured away to fly abroad for airlines such as Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines Cargo, and more. As mentioned above, there are many schools now in the US that provide JAA flight training and JAA European pilot licenses.
The US has excellent training schools and facilities. Flying in Canada is cold. There is rain, snow, poor visibility, clouds covering the skies, and possibilities for icing conditions. Flying in England is expensive. The fees and flight training expenses can almost double the cost of training compared with the US. Many UK based pilot training schools have set up schools in the USA for Europeans to be able to acquire the JAA pilot licenses.
Training in the United States is extremely cost effective when compared with training in Europe and Asia. In fact it is estimated to be between 30-35% less. This reduced cost in building flight hours and training can be a real advantage to pilots from European and Asian countries. When estimating costs for training in the US, remember that one euro is about equal to one US dollar. For this reason many schools in the US have set up foreign license training programs and pilots from Europe come to the USA to do their pilot training to save costs. Also many Asian airlines have set up Ab-Initio training programs for their new cadet pilots to train them from day of flying right through to their first airliner simulator training flight. This saves airlines millions of dollars each year due to the relatively low cost of training in the US.
Why Select to Train in Ohio?
Ohio is known as the heart of it all as it's in the shape of a heart. However, Ohio does have several attractions and types of entertainment that make it not only a great place for you to train, but a great place to relax and sight see on the weekends.
Unlike Florida, Ohio offers four different seasons and gives you a variety of flight training. You will learn about preheating the aircraft in the winter and how to detect ice and why icing is a hazard to flying. You will experience first hand the effects of a high density altitude in the summer. You will be able to log several hours of actual instrument time – a GREAT thing to put in your log book and on your resume.
Between the end of March and the beginning of November, we generally benefit from excellent flying weather. Strong winds, high moisture and tropical storms are rare phenomena in our area. At most, you will see some mist in the early morning and a few thunderstorms in the early afternoo