STOP DREAMING. START FLYING!
Flying is freedom – the freedom to go where you want, when you want. How does flying up to Lake Tahoe to go skiing sound? A weekend in Las Vegas without the hassle of the airlines? Lunch with friends in Palm Springs? A flight to Catalina for a world-famous Buffalo Burger? A romantic dinner in San Diego? Or just jumping in the plane and flying simply for the fun of being aloft? These are just a few of the countless adventures waiting to be discovered for any pilot flying out of Van Nuys.
"I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Flying is one of the most challenging activities you’ll ever experience, and that’s what makes it so rewarding. For many of us, flying has been a dream since we were children. Others see it as a fun hobby to add a new dimension to their life. Becoming a pilot gives you a new sense of adventure and freedom, an alternative to airline travel and long trips by car, and a fantastic way to leave the day’s stress behind you. It’s easier than you think to start your journey towards being a pilot, and we look forward to showing you how. Primary flight training in single-engine aircraft is the first step that most pilots make. If you want to fly for fun or fly for a living, this is where it all starts. Early in your training we will match you to the instructor best suited to your style of learning. Your instructor will work with you to accommodate your schedule and will give you feedback and encouragement as you progress toward becoming a licensed pilot.
Learning to fly is a process that requires some dedication. Ideally, students should take a lesson twice a week, three times if possible. This keeps your skills sharp and prevents you from having to relearn things that you’ll end up forgetting if your lesson are spaced too far apart. But if you need to interrupt your training for whatever reason, it will only take a few refresher lessons to regain your proficiency.