Encore Flight School at Van Nuys

Encore Flight welcomes you to the world of aviation. We are a prominent Flight School located at Van Nuys Airport with ideal conditions for flight training. Van Nuys Airport is located in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles, with the Hollywood Hills isolating it from costal weather conditions that may not be favorable for flight training, unlike Santa Monica airport and other airports in the Los Angeles basin.

“I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Encore Flight Provides the Highest Level of Flight Training at Van Nuys

Van Nuys Airport is a designated Class “D” (control tower) airport by the Federal Aviation Administration. It is located just adjacent to Burbank Airport with Class “C” radar service, and within a short distance to world famous Los Angeles International Airport. This complexity of airspaces and excellent year round weather gives Encore Flight Academy the opportunity to provide a level of flight instruction unmatched anywhere else in the world.


Among other reasons, ideal flight conditions have made Van Nuys Airport the number one choice for Flight Training. There are 758 aircraft based at Van Nuys Airport, including 128 jets, 27 turboprop jets, 531 piston aircraft and 52 helicopters. Van Nuys Airport is ranked as one of the busiest general aviation airports in the United States with 400,000 operations annually. That adds up to 1,100 takeoffs and landings daily.

Number of Aircraft
FAA Approved Flight Simulators
FAA Certified Flight Instructors

Flight Training Offered by Encore Flight School

Flight And Ground Training at Encore Flight School

You will experience hands on flying from the first day of your flight training with the aid of your Certificated Flight Instructor. And from that moment, you are on your way to one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Encore Flight provides flight and ground training for the following certificates:

Private Pilot License
Instrument Training
Commercial Pilot Training
Multi Engine Training
Flight Instructor Training
Airline Transport Pilot Training


Learning to fly can be on of life’s most rewarding accomplishments. The freedom of movement in a three dimensional state is not only fun but can lead to some interesting travel options and possibly a Career Opportunity.

The process starts by selecting a Flight School, preferably one with full time
flight instructors and company owned airplanes. Possibly not having done this before or familiar with the flight training process, selecting the right school for you can be a formidable challenge. In order to figure out which flight school is best for you, start by developing a check list which has some of these questions:

Does the school have more than one training airplane of the same type?
Are these Aircraft company owned and not leasebacks?
Are the flight instructors full time and on staff?
Has the operation been in business at least 10 years?
Does the school have it’s own on-site aircraft maintenance facility?
The option of FAR Part 141 approved school training?
Modern air-conditioned facility with multiple ground school rooms?
Plenty of parking and easy access to the school?

If you’re selection process is narrowing down to a few flight training operations and one in particular can answer yes to most of the above, you should next consider scheduling a “first flight lesson” to confirm this is where you are going spend the next 40 hours in the air for that Private Pilot Certificate.

How to Determine What You Need and Want

At the beginning of your flight school search, it helps if you have a general idea of what you want from aviation. Why do you want to learn to fly? What is your ultimate, long-term aviation goal? Do you want to fly for fun, or are you seeking a Flying Career? Will your flying be local, or do you want to use general aviation aircraft to travel? Do you want to own an airplane or will you Rent? These are questions you should answer before you start considering flight schools. And you should consider whether you’ll train full time or part time. These factors can have a major impact on your school selection criteria.


Highly Qualified Flight Instructors

Encore Flight School’s certificated flight instructors are graduates of reputable institutes such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. With high levels of knowledge and experience, our flight instructors are committed to provide you with the absolute highest level of flight instruction. We develop unmatched level of professionalism with every single one of our student pilots with close attention to individual needs of the student pilots.

One of the Busiest General Aviation Airports in the United States

Best Airport: Located in the San Fernando Valley, just north of Los Angeles, Van Nuys Airport with its ideal weather conditions and parallel runways was chosen as the base of operations for Encore Flight. Situated adjacent to Burbank Airport and within close proximity to LAX, Van Nuys allows for training within a control towered environment without compromising safety, instilling confidence in our students to be able to fly most anywhere in the world under the most challenging conditions.

Best Ground Training Courses

Best Ground Training: We believe the best flight training starts on the ground in the classroom. Encore Flight has these facilities in our upstairs building along with five state-of-the-art Flight Simulators. Using a training syllabus with Power Point Presentation capability, maximum exposure of material is achieved, making learning effective as well as fun.  

Most Professional Staff

Best Staff:Our service orientated staff at Encore are exceptional individuals who are committed to making your dream of flying come true. Front desk, flight instructors, and management are available 7 days a week to provide our customers access to Encore Flight Academy’s wide variety of training and rental services.

Highest Value For Your Flight Training

We provide the best value for the high quality of flight training we provide. While you may be able to find slightly cheaper programs, the qualify of our program will ultimately pay for any difference. By way of example, our students typically graduate with flying hours far less than the national average for flight schools.