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Serving Our Clients in Los Angeles

As one of the first Platinum Cirrus Training Centers in the U.S. and the only one in Los Angeles, Cirrus has recognized us as a top tier Cirrus flight school with advanced equipment and exceptional training programs. Our instructors participate frequently in training and safety seminars as well as yearly audits from Cirrus themselves. We deliver industry-leading instruction in all of our available aircraft. Mach 1 Aviation conveniently located in Los Angeles is the place to be for Cirrus transition training and upgrades.

Why Visit Our Cirrus Training Center?

  • State-of-the-Art Fleet with the Latest Technology
  • One of the First Platinum Cirrus Training Centers in the U.S.
  • The Only Platinum Cirrus Training Center in Los Angeles
  • Full Range of Services from Pilot Licenses to Aircraft Management
  • Free Amenities and Refreshments

VFR Transition

The VFR Cirrus Transition is designed to provide licensed pilots with the knowledge needed to operate a Cirrus aircraft properly and safely, focusing on aircraft control, emergency procedures, avionics, and engine management, using Cirrus approved curriculum. This is not your standard checkout. It will give you the tools necessary to master the Cirrus inside and out.

IFR/Advanced Transition

The Advanced Cirrus Transition is more in depth than the VFR Transition and encompasses comprehensive instrument flight training to develop your proficiency in IFR conditions flying a Cirrus.

Cirrus Differences

Cirrus Differences are for experienced Cirrus pilots who want to expand their skills and knowledge into different areas of Cirrus flying.

We offer the following differences training:

  • Avionics: Go from Avidyne to the Perspective avionics suite and master basic programming tasks, course planning and communications control, PFD and MFD navigation, and autopilot use.
  • Airframe / Powerplant: Learn crucial engine management techniques for Turbo or Turbo-Normalized Cirrus aircraft to provide engine longevity, as well as high altitude flying and weather, with use of supplemental oxygen.

To learn more about our Cirrus curriculum and training programs, schedule a session with an instructor today or call (877) 960-0511.

Hear What Other
Pilots Have to Say

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • My wings and license are not only backed by my hard work but also by all those at Mach 1 who sat in the right seat and taught me how to fly. I am lucky and privileged to be a part of the Mach 1 Aviation family

    “Lately, all sectors of the aviation industry have been criticized for unfriendly customer service and outdated aircraft and systems. Fortunately, this stereotype is not every passenger or pilot’s reality; Mach 1 Aviation proves that businesses operating in the skies can actually be friendly. When I made the decision to go ahead and get my Private Pilot License, Mach 1 struck me as the perfect group to work with. It is important to understand that all flight schools offer the same foundation: a plane to train in. The Cirrus aircraft parked on the flight line certainly were an enticing foundation, but when making a flight school choice the decision came down to the people. Mach 1’s “secret sauce” is not so much a secret but rather a rarity in today’s world; above and below the wing they have a great team. Jason and the entire Mach 1 family helped me earn my license on budget and ahead of schedule- try getting that kind of service from a large, national flight school. Coming out of Private Pilot training and moving into my next chapter, Instrument Certification, I do not feel like a product fresh off a conveyor belt but rather a pilot who can wear his wings proudly. My wings and license are not only backed by my hard work but also by all those at Mach 1 who sat in the right seat and taught me how to fly. I am lucky and privileged to be a part of the Mach 1 Aviation family”

    R. Lidow