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FLIGHT TRAINING

Private Pilot License

Flight Training in Los Angeles

Becoming a pilot is one of the most rewarding and thrilling things someone can accomplish. Some may want to learn to fly as a hobby, as a career, or to fulfill a lifelong dream. But the first step towards this goal is obtaining a private pilot license. From zero hours to your check ride, we can give you the tools and training to be a safe and proficient private pilot. Our Van Nuys Airport location will give you the perfect platform to learn how to navigate in today’s flying environment.

Our pilot license training includes:

  • Takeoffs
  • Landing
  • Flight maneuvers
  • Ground training
  • Aerodynamics
  • Airplane systems
  • Weather theory
  • Airplane regulations and compliance
  • And more

We train in both Cirrus and Cessna aircraft, all equipped with glass cockpits. Our training curriculum is tailored to your schedule to give you the best possible experience coupled with exceptional training techniques to prepare you for your first solo and into your FAA exam.

Add Wings to Your Life

We welcome individuals, military personnel, aspiring pilot instructors, and virtually anyone interested in joining the aviation field. Founded by a team of experienced pilots, we offer structured training and course curriculum to enrich your aviation skills.

Why train with Mach 1 Aviation?

  • Experienced instructors who are industry veterans
  • Advanced fleet technology
  • Integrated lessons for comprehensive training
  • Ability to work with the best planes in the industry

Learn more about our pilot training when you call (877) 960-0511.

Hear What Other
Pilots Have to Say

  • The aircraft are immaculate and all fairly new, and the office manager/flight dispatcher Sarah was extremely helpful.

    “I could not have had a better experience. The instructors are enthusiastic, knowledgable and incredibly talented. The aircraft are immaculate and all fairly new, and the office manager/flight dispatcher Sarah was extremely helpful.”

    Jeet

  • 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

  • Mach 1 Aviation is the ultimate flight school in the San Fernando Valley. After renting for over 20 years, I finally found home. Mach 1 has modern “like new” state-of-the art aircraft which are well maintained and always clean.

    “Mach 1 Aviation is the ultimate flight school in the San Fernando Valley. After renting for over 20 years, I finally found home. Mach 1 has modern “like new” state-of-the art aircraft which are well maintained and always clean. The terminal is impressive, the amenities from the coffee to the pilots lounge are exceptional. Above all, the entire staff is super friendly, professional, and truly a pleasure. I feel privileged to be part of Mach 1 and wish you much success! Thank you for your great service.”

    Gabriel (Commercial Pilot)

  • 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

  • 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.