Stay on course by coming to American Pilot Academy in Fort Worth, Texas, for your flight training needs. Under the leadership of Hugh Lawrence and Billy Fulton, we have spent more than 50 years providing aviation education to pilots of all experience levels.

We understand that each student is an individual with specific training needs. From the moment we begin discussing your goals, you will have the full attention of our entire staff. Whether you want to obtain a private pilot license for recreational purposes or you have a lifelong dream of flying for an airline, we will help you achieve your goal.

Professional Flight Instructors

Our staff consists of full-time, professional flight instructors that cater to your specific schedule and needs.  You shouldn’t have to depend on someone else’s hobby to reach your goals.

The American Pilot Academy experience is like no other.  If you want to fly for the simple pleasure of flying with your friends and family, or if you are interested in an aviation career, American Pilot Academy is the ideal choice for you.

Training Available 7 Days a Week

American Pilot Academy’s two divisions of Pilot Training.

Personal Aviation Division

Our personal aviation division provides comprehensive ground, flight and simulator instruction to students seeking licensing for recreation or to further their personal business interests.  The majority of these students will take individual training courses tailored to their specific schedule availability.  Time is your most precious commodity, and with our approach, YOUR time will not be wasted.

Professional Aviation Division

Intended for the career-bound aviator, our professional aviation programs are designed to put students on the fast track to a successful flying career. Students enroll in either our Professional Pilot Academy or an individual Professional Pilot training course designed to move at their own pace.  You are provided the ground, flight and simulator instruction needed to reach the level of proficiency required of a professional pilot.

The Professional Pilot Course is an intensive training program focused on professional pilot development with emphasis on crew cooperation, coordination, and resource management. This course prepares the successful graduate for his or her first job as a pilot. Students will be in a structured learning environment where all of their concentration is placed on aviation-related subject material, not elective courses that have nothing to do with their intended field of study.

Our Mission Statement

  • Our mission is to be your “Co-Pilot for Life” by providing you with decision-making skills you can rely on in any situation and at any experience level throughout your flying career. We will always be there with you.
  • At American Pilot Academy your instructor will become your co-pilot for life.  Wherever your flying takes you, you will often hear your instructors calming voice providing confidence and reassurance to make that perfect approach and landing, leading to another round of applause from the passengers in back or maybe just a sigh of relief from your friends and the family dog.
  • Our philosophy is to build lasting relationships with our students based on honesty and integrity.
  • Our goal is to provide each student with the highest quality of flight training, service, and education, all available at a reasonable price.

Student Testimonials

“I was nervous about taking the FAA written test, but at American Pilot Academy, their approach to helping me solve my problems made me feel much more relaxed, and I was able to pass my written test and get back to the fun stuff. FLYING!!!”


“At my previous school I had 25 hours of flight training in my logbook, but all I had ever done was touch and go’s in the pattern. I was in a rut and felt like I was beating my head against a brick wall. When I found APA, their way of training was just what I needed. They gave me the confidence I was lacking by exposing me to more than just landing after landing.”


“I only had 30 days leave from the military and they helped me accomplish my goal with time to spare.”


“As a corporate pilot, I know the type of training I wanted for my son. I looked at many flight schools and found that most of their airplanes were older than I was. That made me more than just a little skeptical, but when I walked into American Pilot Academy, I was greeted by Hugh and Billy who immediately made me feel at home. Their modern fleet and no nonsense approach to pilot training made me know immediately that I was making the right decision for my son. If you want top-notch training, you would be foolish not to at least give American Pilot Academy an opportunity to show you what they’re made of, I’m sure glad that I did.”


“The Pilot Club at American Pilot Academy makes airplane rental a breeze. I got my check out on Thursday afternoon and my son and I were on our way to the fishing lodge on Saturday morning. Thank you American Pilot Academy!!!”

Contact our Flight School for more information about our affordable aviation products. We proudly serve pilots of all experience levels from around the DFW area and around the World.