Current Open Positions

Full- and Part-time CFI Positions

American Winds College of Aeronautics is the only college in Ohio dedicated solely to aviation.  We are FAA-certified Part 141 and licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools.  We offer three Associate Degree programs:

  • Associate Degree of Applied Science in Aeronautics (Professional Pilot Program)
  • Associate Degree of Applied Science in Aeronautical Instruction (Instructor Pilot Program)
  • Associate Degree of Applied Science in Aviation Administration & Management (Aviation Administration & Management Program)

The college is conveniently located at Akron Fulton International Airport in Akron, Ohio. Small class sizes, one-on-one instruction, expert faculty and a fleet of aircraft maintained onsite help ensure all students get the best education and a truly remarkable flight school experience. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals in a friendly environment. Whether you are at the beginning of your career trying to build your hours or have experience in the aviation industry and want to share your passion for flying, as a CFI, you will provide aviation training for all levels of flight instruction. 

Monthly guarantee along with industry-leading compensation. Flight instructors will average $30-$36 per hour based on hours flown. Upon meeting FAA minimums, CFI may have opportunity to fly as a Part 135 pilot.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a CFI certificate along with a valid medical and/or meet Basic Med requirements to act as PIC. CFII/MEI is preferred and will be required after hiring. Employees will enjoy discounted rates along with assistance to obtain future licensure.

Must live within driving distance of Akron, OH or be willing to relocate.

Please e-mail your resume to or fax 330-733-2501.  No phone calls, please.

Director of Maintenance

American Winds is in need of a Director of Maintenance for the fleet of training aircraft and Part 135 private charter Piper Seneca II.  The position is full-time with flexible hours. The primary responsibilities of the Director of Maintenance:

  • Ensures all inspections, repairs, and component charges are accomplished according with the manufacturers and/or FAA approved procedures. Maintains compliance with maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters, and applicable FAA regulations. 
  • Maintains all necessary work records and logbooks, including certification in the aircraft permanent maintenance records, that the aircraft is approved for return to service. 
  • Maintains workshop and all required tools and equipment concerning the airplane fleet. Monitors and re-stocks existing inventory of tools and parts. 
  • Tracks the Hobbs time for proper inspections. Maintains and records all due dates for pilot static checks, transponder checks, and ELT checks. Performs the 100 hour and annual inspections. 

Requirements: Candidates must possess an AMP (IA preferred)

Must live within driving distance of Akron, OH or be willing to relocate. 

Please e-mail your resume to or fax 330-733-2501.  No phone calls, please.