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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
  • 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

    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

  • Jim Campbell Flight Instructor
    Jim Campbell

    Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot Commercial, CFII Schedule Lesson

Contact Us Today!

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Hear What Other
Pilots Have to Say

  • Now I can fly to any destination of my choosing. It’s hard to convey the excitement of being a pilot

    “When I came to Mach 1 for the first time all I could think is “I can’t believe I’m going to fly a plane!” When we lifted off the ground for the first time, I was amazed by Jason’s complete control of the plane. His confidence was so reassuring. I couldn’t wait for the day I could fly a plane with the same confidence. I now have that confidence. I will never forget the day of my first solo. There is no feeling like the first time I lifted off all by myself. All I could think as I was flying around the pattern is “oh god now I have to land”. When the wheels of the plane touched the ground I just wanted to scream with joy because I’d done it! I’m training full time to become an instructor and I fly every day. Every time the wheels touch the ground I still get the same feeling. Mach 1 is really making my dreams come true! I can fly solo and have now been granted my Private Pilot Certificate! Now I can fly to any destination of my choosing. It’s hard to convey the excitement of being a pilot. My training at Mach 1 has been amazing and so thorough. Just one flight with Jason in the Cirrus and I was hooked! I really never imagined how bad ass it would be!”

    J. Suiter

  • 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

  • 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

  • One of the most knowledgeable CFIs I have ever flown with

    “Decided to actually finish my private pilot training and was looking around for a school. I have about 65 hours in a Cessna but was thinking about finishing in a Cirrus. That is what attracted me to Mach 1. After talking with a couple friends who fly they talked me out of the Cirrus for now and convinced me to finish on the Cessna. My first lesson didn’t happen. The student from the day before left the master switch on and the battery was dead. Not the fault of the school. So I had a choice to go home or fly. So we went and got the keys to an SR20 and took a nice stroll though the skies over So Cal. The Cirrus was amazing but not really something that I am ready to convert to. I scheduled another flight with Jason and he might be one of the most knowledgeable CFIs I have ever flown with. He pointed out some really important bad habits that I have that only a real professional would know. We were up for almost 2 hours and it felt great. I was pretty rusty but it is like riding a bike. My first power off stall was great. I slammed the yoke in a little hard and we were diving at a 75 degree angle. Their planes are the newest fleet at KVNY. It was my first time flying with an all glass cockpit and it was so much nicer than I could have ever imagine. Everything is clean and well maintained. Tanks were full and ready so there wasn’t much time wasted. Looking forward to my next appointment tomorrow. Going to take one of the triplets who has never been in a plane before. I think I am more excited than him!”

    Dennis O.

  • The Mach 1 Staff are incredibly helpful.

    “Flying was the thing I hated most. Put me in any plane and I would panic – so therefore, we drove – or we didn’t go. Randy put up with me – but his dream was to fly his own plane. He thought that was just a dream until one day, a friend showed us his Cirrus and explained all the safety features, such as the parachute and took us to the airport to see his plane. It looked and felt like an expensive sports car and the parachute made me very comfortable. Luckily I was referred to Jason Price – who was just forming Mach 1 Aviation, who took us up for a flight. I felt very safe with Jason’s expertise (as well as his patience) – so much so, that I decided to give it a try and take lessons. Randy was in heaven (no pun intended) and signed us both up. I formed a trust for “my teacher” Jason, that really surprised me, and I have amazed myself and everyone who knows me. I actually enjoy flying now – Jason is an incredible instructor – patient, talented, skilled and intuitive. The Mach 1 Staff are incredibly helpful – the relaxed yet professional atmosphere suits us perfectly. Last week, Randy & I (with Jason as our Pilot) said our vows and were wed about 4,500 feet over Malibu Beach, in the back seat of the Cirrus we are training in. A beautiful memory – and a beautiful beginning. Thanks Jason and Mach 1 Aviation!”

    Suzanne Olsen