Getting Started


Ready to get started? The first step is to schedule an enrollment meeting with our Chief Flight Instructor or Flight School Manager. Please bring your driver’s license and valid US passport or birth certificate. If you’re pursuing an advanced rating, please bring your pilot’s certificate, medical and logbook. During the meeting you will be set up with access to the online schedule, will be paired with a flight instructor and scheduled for your first lesson. IMG_0960

Learn to Fly Seminar

You’re invited to the airport! CIA Flight School offers a Learn to Fly Seminar every Saturday at 10:00am. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required. You will enjoy a tour of our facility and airplanes with one of our professional flight instructors. This is a great way to get more information about our flight school and have your questions answered. IMG_1327

Deluxe Introductory Flight Lesson

Looking for an affordable way to take your first flight lesson? If you’ve always wanted to learn to fly and want to know what it’s like before you officially enroll in training, schedule a Deluxe Introductory Flight Lesson! This lesson is actually the first lesson in our syllabus and is two hours in duration. You will spend the first hour learning how to pre-flight a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and you will then spend about thirty to forty-five minutes in the air. A professional flight instructor will guide you through the process and you will actually get to take the controls of the Skyhawk! Reservations are recommended for Deluxe Introductory Flight Lessons a few days in advance although same-day reservations may be available. We are blessed with flyable weather year round in Camarillo but if there is a weather delay we will contact you the day of your flight to reschedule for another day when the weather will be more conducive to a first flight. Looking to log this flight in your first logbook? No problem! We ask that for TSA purposes you bring in your valid US Passport so we can verify citizenship and provide you the proper TSA endorsement. We have logbooks available to purchase in our pilot supplies store and if you purchase training materials at the end of your lesson, a Cessna logbook is included. To schedule your Deluxe Introductory Flight Lesson please contact our front desk at (805) 987-1301. IMG_1862