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Setting the Highest Standard in Flight Training
Steve Shaner - Owner & President

Steve Shaner

Chief Flight Instructor

American Air Flight Training, Inc

About Steve

Learn to fly in Atlanta, Georgia, at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) with Steve Shaner – a veteran flight instructor for over 49 years and over 55 years of pilot experience. Steve is a former FAA-Designated Pilot Examiner and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with a Citation Jet type rating. Steve conducts all of the ground and flight training at our aviation school in Atlanta, Georgia. The primary difference in the ground and flight training offered at American Air Flight Training versus other flight schools is our exceptionally high standard of SAFETY.




Gift Certificates for Ground, Simulator and Flight Training

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Looking for a truly special gift? How about an introductory flight lesson in our Piper Archer LX? Flying lessons can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends (including evenings) at the student’s convenience. Our pilot flight training center is located at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (some people call it Peachtree -DeKalb Airport, but the correct name is DeKalb – Peachtree Airport) – convenient to Atlanta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Duluth, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Stone Mountain, Doraville, Lilburn and Decatur.

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Piper PA 46 Initial and Recurrent Training

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American Air provides thorough, professional and personalized initial and re-current pilot training in the Piper PA 46 Malibu, Malibu Mirage, Matrix and M350.

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Pilot Training – Beginners through Advanced

American Air provides thorough, professional ground and flight instruction for Pilot certification from Private Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot. American Air trains and tests each student to an exceptionally high level of skill and knowledge. American Air is the only Atlanta flight school with programs that meet such a high standard. All of our pilot ground schools are taught in depth, one-on-one and are much more than just a test prep. Some of the training we provide in most of our courses is conducted in our flight simulator. We also conduct complete training programs for Aerobatics, Tailwheel Airplane and Emergency Upset Recovery in customer aerobatic airplanes. Customers can also receive in-depth, type-specific initial and recurrent training in their own airplanes at our training center.

Private Tutoring for Students Training at Other Schools

All of the training at American Air is provided by Steve Shaner, a highly-experienced ground and flight instructor. Steve has been providing personalized tutoring to students who are training at other flight schools and are seeking additional help with difficult subjects and piloting skills. Some of these students also come to Steve for more in-depth training or testing in certain areas. Please note that this is not a cheaper way of training to the higher standards that are met when taking all of your training at American Air. You will not achieve the same exceptionally high level of knowledge and skill using this tutoring option as you would if you took the entire course at American Air. As a former FAA-Designated Pilot Examiner for over 32 years, Steve can also conduct practice FAA check ride evaluations for students before they take their actual final tests with an FAA Examiner.

Online Ground Training Option

American Air can provide you with personal, one-on-one ground training sessions live online using Zoom. Some of the ground sessions for Pilot Training Courses can be done using this option. this gives you more schedule flexibility if you travel or can’t get away from the office.

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Pilot Supplies

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At the American Air main office counter, we stock various pilot supplies, text books and other training tools. Students who train at American Air have the convenience of purchasing all of their training materials at the school.

Comparing Flight Schools

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This is Atlanta flight training at its best. American Air consistantly sets the highest standard for quality of training, well-maintained aircraft and customer service. American Air is the only Atlanta flight school that provides such comprehensive ground and flight training. Our flight school is located in the administration building at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). Compare flight schools