Denise Hobart Denise Hobart
Owner & Chief Pilot

Jason Edwards Jason Edwards
Assistant Chief Pilot

About American Winds

American Winds is an FAA Part 135 approved (Air Carrier Certificate #AYKA724K) private air charter company in Northeast Ohio. We operate out of Akron Fulton International Airport (KAKR) and our aviation specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our mission is to provide you with an alternative to commercial flight by offering you the flexibility convenience and cost savings that are not always possible with commercial airlines. 

Meet Our Charter Pilots

President & Chief Pilot Denise Hobart has been in aviation for more than 25 years, as a Commercial Airline Pilot, a Corporate Pilot, and an instructor with thousands of hours of experience training students. She is a nationally and regionally recognized business owner of an FAA approved Part 135 charter (Air Carrier Certificate #AYKA724K) and a flight school and. She is a two-time recipient of Master Certified Flight Instructor accreditation from the National Association of Flight Instructors and an FAA Gold Seal Instructor.

Assistant Chief Pilot Jason Edwards is a former Commercial Airline Pilot and a former U.S. Marine Air Crewmen and Aircraft Firefighter.