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About DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)

DeKalb – Peachtree Airport (KPDK), is Georgia’s busiest general aviation airport and is by far the best location to learn how to fly. A mix of corporate jets, helicopters and private aircraft traffic provides an ideal atmosphere for developing the skills and self – confidence you will want to attain to fly to any destination you desire. Most of the popular locations to fly to for business or pleasure have very active airports. KPDK is served by a fully – staffed control tower and is close to other airports that operate without a tower. For pilots seeking advanced ratings, KPDK offers optimum experience for instrument flight operations. Experience at an airport like DeKalb – Peachtree is highly desirable to an employer hiring commercial pilots. Because of KPDK’s great location and services – fuel, aircraft parking and office spaces are more expensive, so flight schools operating here have to charge slightly higher rates to make their business economically feasible. The greater investment you make in your training here gives you a big return in terms of how safe, competent and confident you will be as a pilot as well as the convenience you will enjoy with your flying.


Parallel runways, allowing for simultaneous departures and arrivals, helps keep the traffic moving smoothly and efficiently at KPDK. Traffic delays at DeKalb – Peachtree Airport are not very common. You will find that even some of the nearby smaller airports with one runway will have their share of traffic delays on good weather days. DeKalb-Peachtree is conveniently located in Chamblee, near I-85, I-285, Peachtree Industrial, GA 400, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Doraville and Sandy Springs.

American Air has been ideally located in the middle of the airport for over 38 years – providing quick and easy access to all runways. The professional training you will receive at American Air will enable you to feel comfortable and enjoy flying out of DeKalb – Peachtree Airport.