News About AMS Flight School

Welcome to AMS Aviation – Where We Train You to Become Pilot in Command!

We just celebrated our 25th year as a flight school, a significant accomplishment for any flight school, and in large part, it is because of the great students we have. We will be filling this section of our website with some of the best practices for flight training, as well as news about what is going on at AMS Flight School.
Best regards, Christopher S. Schultz, Chief Flight Instructor


Former WWII Bomber Pilot Gets a Big Surprise for his 96th Birthday.

James Player and Grandson Zachary James Player of Milton, Florida, a former World War II B-24 bomber pilot took his first flight in an airplane in over 50 years. His pilot for the flight was his grandson, Zachary Player, a newly minted private pilot who had just passed his checkride on his 17th birthday less than two weeks earlier.

After looking around the cockpit of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk for a few moments, James commented that it was little smaller than he was used to in his B-24, then put on his headset and said “Let’s go.”

His grandson flew a scenic route over the Blackwater River, across Milton and near Whiting Field Naval Air Station, where James got a bird’s eye view of his home and farm.

After the flight, James commented: “today was certainly a different day than I’m use to. I really do miss being up there.” A very special thanks to CFI John Lawler and AMS Flight School for making this truly special flight possible.


AMS Flight School Is Seeking To Hire CFIs.

Whether you are just starting your career and need to build hours, or are a retired airline pilot who wants addition income, AMS Flight School is a great employment opportunity for CFIs, CFIIs, or MEIs, who are passionate about teaching aviation.

AMS Flight School offers many attractive employment benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Base Salary + Instruction Hours
  • Sign Up Bonus
  • Meticulously Kept Aircraft
  • Modern Facility

If you are interested in a career opportunity with AMS Flight School, please call Christopher at 850-623-4704.


SkyWest Rotor Transition Program

AMS Flight School has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to provide a direct path for helicopter pilots to become a commercial airline pilot. Qualifying AMS Flight School students can receive up to $27,500 in tuition reimbursement and bonuses! Click to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


AMS Flight School Now Offers an Accelerated Rotor to Fixed-Wing Aircraft Transition Course.

If you are military helicopter pilot, or have an FAA Commercial Rotor Certificate, and wish to obtain a Fixed-Wing ATP rating at a reduced cost, then our Rotor Transition Program is ideal for you. Our FAA approved Part 141 program is designed to transition you from rotor to fixed-wing aircraft in about three months and is perfect for a career focused student wishing to maximize their time while receiving the greatest value.

Click the link to learn more our Rotor Transition Program.


AMS Flight School Adds Twin-Engine Aircraft to its Fleet

AMS Flight School has just added a second twin-engine aircraft to its training fleet. The aircraft, a Piper PA-23 Aztec, features 250 hp Lycoming O-540 engines and a six-seat capacity.

 


AMS Flight School Chosen as Preferred Partner School by ExpressJet

Milton, FL – October 31, 2017. AMS Flight School, a part 141 flight school located in Milton, Florida has been selected as a Preferred Partner School by ExpressJet Airlines.
The preferred partner school program is designed to provide a pathway to future employment at ExpressJet for qualifying student pilots. The program is available to those student pilots who have completed, or are nearing completion of their flight training with AMS Flight School. Click to read full press release >>>