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Learning how to become a pilot starts here! Channel Islands Aviation Flight School has been in the business of flight training since 1976 and is the leading pilot certification expert in Southern California. Whether you’re looking to learn for fun, need to fly for business or are looking to have a career as a commercial pilot, you’ll want to fly Channel Islands Aviation!

Channel Islands Aviation is the premier flight school for single engine pilot and commercial pilot license training in the Ventura and Los Angeles County area.

We provide the ideal learning environment for flying lessons to ensure that your pilot certification is under the best supervision by our team of highly experienced flight instructors. Our current team of ten flight instructors has a combined total of one hundred and fifty seven years of flying experience including over eighteen thousand hours of certified flight instruction experience. Rest assured you’re in good hands with our Channel Islands Aviation team.

In 2009, Channel Islands Aviation Flight School became the only FAA Approved Part 141 Pilot School in the tri-counties area achieving this prestigious mark allowed us to receive approval for the following courses:

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Single Engine
  • Certified Flight Instructor and Advanced Ground Instructor
  • We also have approval for Certified Flight Instructor & Multi Engine Commercial under our 141

With this prestigious approval, Part 141 requires Channel Islands Aviation’s flight training process, recordation, instructor training and aircraft to a much higher standard versus our competitors based on frequent audits by the FAA. These standards with the FAA mandates a safer learning environment for our customers and allows lower completion times for ratings

Additionally, Channel Islands Aviation received approval from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to issue M-1 Visas for international pilot training and offer a VA Approved Education Program. Channel Islands Aviation was awarded the prestigious Diamond Award from Cessna Aircraft Company for “exceeding company operating standards and for excellence in flight training.” As of December 2015 we partnered with Liberty University to offer an online Bachelor’s Degree.

How to Get a Private Pilot’s License

If you’re looking to learn to fly as a hobby or are considering becoming a professional airline pilot, your flight training journey starts with a private pilot’s certificate!

Your training starts with the basics: how to take off and land, communication with Air Traffic Control and performing basic flight maneuvers. Upon mastering those skills you will begin one of the most memorable days of your life, your first solo flying experience.

Training then continues by learning how to navigate to other airports and navigate night time flying. Once you’ve met the training requirements, you will concentrate on perfecting your skills for final evaluation and eventual graduation. During your training you will complete online ground school with our Cessna Flight Training System which is designed to be fully integrated with your flight training.

Upon completion of a Private Pilot’s Certificate you will be certified to fly a single engine airplane. You may rent airplanes from our rental fleet or decide to purchase your own aircraft with our assistance. This certification will allow you to fly friends and family for pleasure, day or night, in visual flight conditions

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