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About Mach 1 Aviation

Los Angeles Flight School

At Mach 1 Aviation, we have made it our mission to help those who love to fly achieve their goals. From training aspiring commercial pilots to those who fly as a hobby, we have a full range of aircraft training and management services. You can go from zero flight experience to proud owner of your personal jet right here. We provide comprehensive ground and flight training that adheres to the highest standards in safety and proficiency. Whatever your flying goals are, we can take you there.

State-of-the-Art Flight Training Center

You get to experience the most technologically advanced aircraft and equipment here at our state-of-the-art facility located inside Signature Flight Support West in Van Nuys Airport. As one of the first Platinum Cirrus Training Centers and the only one located in Los Angeles, we are known as one of the leading aviation training centers.

What makes Mach 1 Aviation unique?

  • Use of the newest and top-of-the-line planes in the industry
  • Industry-leading curriculum taught by experts
  • Comprehensive flight training, tailored to your goals

We also have a lobby area, as well as a conference room, pilot lounge, viewing area, and complimentary snacks and refreshments. Every detail of our facility is designed to maximize the comfort and experience of our clients. We love serving our clients and welcome you to stop by anytime.

Call Mach 1 Aviation at (877) 960-0511 or schedule a session online.

Meet The Mach 1 Aviation, Inc. Team

  • Jason Price
    Jason Price President
  • Erin Tomerlin
    Erin Tomerlin Chief Flight Instructor
  • Rich Phelan
    Rich Phelan CEO/Flight Instructor
  • Devin Vainer
    Devin Vainer Flight Instructor
  • Kent Yarnell
    Kent Yarnell Flight Instructor
  • Jim Campbell
    Jim Campbell Flight Instructor
  • Jason Price President
    Jason Price

    Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot ATP, CFIAIM Schedule Lesson

  • Erin Tomerlin Chief Flight Instructor
    Erin Tomerlin

    Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot ATP, CFIAIM Schedule Lesson

  • Rich Phelan CEO/Flight Instructor
    Rich Phelan

    Training Center Instructor, CFII, MEI Schedule Lesson

  • Devin Vainer Flight Instructor
    Devin Vainer

    Training Center Instructor, CFII, MEI Schedule Lesson

  • Kent Yarnell Flight Instructor
    Kent Yarnell

    Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot Commercial, CFII Schedule Lesson

  • Jim Campbell Flight Instructor
    Jim Campbell

    Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot Commercial, CFII Schedule Lesson

Contact Us Today!

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Van Nuys, CA 91406 Map & Directions [+]
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Hear What Other
Pilots Have to Say

  • Luxury, reliability, safety and most important, a lot of fun.

    “When it was time to upgrade to glass cockpits and luxury aircraft, Mach 1 Aviation was my obvious choice. The cool thing about this operation is that it’s a boutique family run business located inside one of the most prestigious FBO chains in the country and on Van Nuys Airport which is one of the most busiest GA airports in the country. This combination gives you the best of both worlds, personalized customer service (they truly care about you) and world class FBO treatment along with awesome ramp personell [sic]. I got my private pilot’s license at Mach 1 in 2009 and I loved every second of the journey….yes, the Cirrus SR-20 is an expensive aircraft to train in, but you get what you pay for, luxury, reliability, safety and most important, a lot of fun. After all, this is a luxury business, you might as well go all out if you really want to train in a cool airplane. Over time, they’ve expanded and catered to a clientele that is looking for more affordable solutions, by providing a line of single engine Cessnas that range from under $100 to the mid buck fifty. Pretty good price for the latter since it comes with a glass cockpit. Good instructors, good service, good establishment…and the best part of all…..once you get your license, if you wanna show up at 3AM and fly one of their airplanes……you can, because the FBO is open all around the clock. Just make sure you have an account on file and you’re good to go!”

    R. Garay

  • You couldn’t ask for a better school, aircraft, facility and staff.

    “I got my PPL ticket at Fly Mach 1 Aviation. This is the best flight school in the LA/Ventura area. Before Fly Mach 1 I cycled through at least seven flight instructors as a student. I started at a different school at Van Nuys in a Cessna 172. My initial instructor quit. Then I bounced around a few of the school’s newbie CFIs. I moved to a Cirrus school which no longer exists and was left high and dry just post solo. I felt that school was just cashing in on my instruction hours they went belly up. I found Fly Mach 1 owner Jason Price. He salvaged a bad situation and helped me get my private pilot license. I’m sure Fly Mach 1 Aviation would recognize this review. I’d be happy to speak in detail with anyone who is considering Fly Mach 1 Aviation. They can get you in touch with me via email. You couldn’t ask for a better school, aircraft, facility and staff. I have the picture, adventures and lifelong memories to prove it. Fly safe!”

    T. Mackel

  • I would highly recommend this FBO to anyone looking to re-enter flying after being away for an extended time.

    “An excellent place if you are interested in renting a plane. I got back into flying after eleven years, took my flight review from Kent Yarnell, and was thoroughly satisfied with both his thoroughness and professionalism. In addition to an excellent staff, the two 172s have state-of-the-art G1000 avionics and are well-maintained. They use an online scheduler, which really streamlines the process and is a great way to plan one's training. I would highly recommend this FBO to anyone looking to re-enter flying after being away for an extended time.”

    Todd

  • Professional, knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend both Jason and Mach 1.

    “I have a heavy background in Customer Service (Disney) and can easily distinguish between those who do their job for money vs. those who do it for passion. Jason is definitely the latter. Professional, knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend both him and Mach 1.”

    Kent

  • They are the only pros around teaching in the Cirrus. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

    “Mach 1 is a truly amazing and professional flying school. I have flown all over with many different instructors from Florida to NY to here in California. Jason the owner and his instructors have an extremely high level of competence but they also make the experience fun. In addition, I love flying out of Van Nuys it's a lot safer statistically than Santa Monica. The aircraft is really nice at Mach 1. They are the only pros around teaching in the Cirrus. I wouldn't go anywhere else.”

    Sarah E.