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California Flight Schools

Aero Aviation Flight School
Located in Long Beach, CA
Aero Aviation LLC offers professional quality flight training for career minded individuals. Their aircraft fleet is specifically designed to allow students to pursue their Professional Pilot career path from the Private Pilot certificate to the Airline Transport Pilot certificate.
www.flyaviationwest.com/home.htm

Aeroplex Aerolease Group
Located in Van Nuys and Long Beach, CA
The Aeroplex / Aerolease Group leases aviation hangars, offices and shops at Van Nuys and Long Beach Airports. The Group owns and manages three of the most prestigious aviation leaseholds at the Van Nuys and Long Beach Airports.
www.aeroplex.net/

Aeroventure
Located in Petaluma, CA
Aeroventure offers professional flight training for local and international students. It also participates in the Be-A-Pilot program, which offers prospective students a $49.00 US introductory training flight.
www.aeroventure.com/



Ahart Aviation Services
Located in Livermore Valley, CA
Located in the Livermore Valley, CA. They offer all courses relating to fixed wing flying from Private Pilot License to Airline Transport Pilot.
www.ahart.com/

Air Rudder Aviation
Located in San Jose, CA
Flight instruction for the professional or recreational pilot, free membership and guaranteed programs.
www.airrudder.com/

Air San Luis
Located in San Luis, CA
Air San Luis is located on the beautiful Central Coast of California on the San Luis Obispo County Airport (McChesney Field) and have been serving the general aviation population for over 20 years.
www.airsanluis.com/

Airflite Aviation Services
Located in Long Beach, CA
Airflite's 24-hour FBO facility provides executive conference services, a deluxe pilot lounge with big-screen multimedia entertainment center and salt water aquariums, complimentary snacks and refreshments, and concierge services to meet your entertainment, lodging, and ground transportation needs.
www.airflight.com/modules/tinycontent/?i

AirWard
Located in Novato, CA
AirWard in Marin County is a complete flying school and aircraft rental service. They have a staff of dedicated instructors and 7 aircraft to choose from, located on Gnoss Field (KDVO).
www.airward.com/

Alliance Internation Aviation
Located in Chino, CA
Alliance International Aviation operates from its facility located at the Chino Municipal Airport in Chino, California. Alliance's facilities include a reception area, waiting room, classroom with extensive video library, instructor and administrative, Tie Downs, offices, and computerized testing center.
www.aiaflight.com/

Altitude 95
Located in San Diego, CA
Flight school operating at Montgomery field, offering flight training from private pilot to ATP, as well as scenic flights.
members.tripod.com/altitude95/



American Academy of Aeronautics
Located in Santa Clara, CA
Offers career pilot training programs, airline transport pilot training, and all manner of aviation courses.
www.americanacademy.net/

American Aviation School
Located in Santa Rosa, CA
Offers private pilot and instrument training programs. Students train in a large fleet of immaculately maintained Katanas, Pipers, and a Cessnas.
members.aol.com/robertgallaghera/America

American Flyers
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Full service flight school with locations across the country, including Santa Monica.
www.americanflyers.net/

Angel City Flyers
Located in Long Beach, CA
Diamond factory training center placing a high emphasis on new technology, including glass cockpit transition courses.
www.angelcityflyers.com/Welcome.html

Anglo-American Aviation
Located in San Diego, CA
Flight training school specializing in the training of international flight students.
www.flyaaa.com/

Attitude Aviation
Located in Livermore, CA
Located in Livermore, California at the Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), Attitude Aviation offers an extraordinarily diverse and well maintained fleet of rental aircraft.
www.attitudeaviation.com/

Bald Eagle Aviation, Inc.
Located in Columbia, CA
FBO located at Columbia airport offering Chevron aviation fuels, flight-seeing tours, and other airport services.
www.baldeaglecolumbia.com/

Bel-Air International
Located in San Carlos, CA
Established in 1995, Bel-Air is a career pilot training and FAA approved flight school. Students can be trained under Part-141 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR).
www.belairintl.com/

Benbow Aviation
Located in Torrance, CA
Flight training and aircraft rentals at Torrance airport.
benbowaviation.com/

California Aviation Services
Located in Riverside, CA
Private and commercial helicopter training located in Riverside, CA.
www.caaviationservices.com/

California Flight Academy
Located in San Diego, CA
California Flight Academy is a Federal Aviation Administrations’ (F.A.A.) and Veteran Military Flight Training (V.A.) approved Part 141 flight academy, operating out of Gillespie Field.
www.flycfa.com/

California Flight Center
Located in Long Beach, CA
Formed in 2001, CFC operations provides aerobatics training, spin training, & tail wheel proficiency. They fly in brand new Cessna aircraft.
www.californiaflightcenter.com/

California Flight School
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Established in 1996, California Flight School offers beautifully new aircraft and long time career instructors that train pilots with a flawless safety record.
www.californiaflightschool.com/

Carter Flygare, Inc
Located in Sacramento, CA
Flight Training - Aircraft Rental - Pilot Supplies Charter - Aerial Photography - Air Taxi
cfi.com/

Celebrity Helicopters
Located in Compton, CA
Helicopter and fixed wing flight school offering basic and advanced flight training out of Compton, CA.
www.celebheli.com/

Channel Islands Aviation
Located in Camarillo, CA
Offering a full range of services including New Cessna and used piston & jet aircraft sales, Charter and aircraft management, Cessna Pilot Center flight training, Line services including Chevron 100LL & Jet fuels, complete maintenance, parts and avionics sales.
www.flycia.com/

CP Aviation
Located in Santa Paula, CA
Full service flight school and aircraft maintenance facility offering a wide fleet of Cessnas.
www.cpaviation.com/

DanAir
Located in Oceanside, CA
A full service Fixed Base of Operations located at the Oceanside Airport.
www.danair.com/

Diamond Aviation
Located in San Carlos, CA
Full service flight school offering three new Garmin G1000 equipped Skyhawk 172SP airplanes.
www.ksql.com/

Don Cordier Aviation
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Advanced pilot training and aviation consultant.
www.home.earthlink.net/~doncordier/

Dragonfly Aviation
Located in Santa Rosa, CA
Cessna pilot center and flight school located at Sonoma County/Santa Rosa Airport(STS).
www.dragonflyaviation.com/

Elite Helicopter Tours
Located in Los Angeles Area, CA
Elite Helicopter Tours has been around for over 29 years and offers a wide variety of helicopter tours, flight training and other aerial services to visitors and locals to the Los Angeles area
www.elitehelicoptertours.com

Fly Corona
Located in Corona, CA
A Cessna Gold Pilot Center and friendly flight school nestled between Orange County and the Inland Empire.
www.flycorona.com/

Gibbs Flying Service
Located in San Diego, CA
Gibbs Flying Service is one of the oldest and most respected aviation businesses in San Diego. Established in 1937, they actually named the airfield (Gibbs Field). The FBO facility is one of the largest full service FBO's in San Diego.
www.gibbsflyingservice.com/

Good Flying Flight Training
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offering general flight training training towards Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, Instrument rating, Commercial Pilot, tailwheel, acrobatics, unusual attitudes and upset training, mountain flying, and any personalized flight training you may wish for.
www.goodflying.com/

Grey Eagle Flight Academy
Located in Carlsbad, CA
FAA 141 Flight school offering all types of general aviation training as well as an online scheduling system for rental aircraft.
www.greyeagleflightacademy.com/

Guaranteed Flight Training
Located in San Diego, CA
Guaranteed Flight Training's goal is to train a safe pilot in less time with less cost, and to provide students with the utmost level of accountability. Their instructors are experienced, dependable, and reliable full time professionals that enjoy their work.
www.guaranteedflighttraining.com

Heliclass
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Training school and charter for helicopters, including a full helicopter pilot program.
www.heliclass.com

Hill Side Aviation
Located in Redding, CA
Offering full service private pilot training, discovery flights, and aircraft maintenance out of Benton Airpark in Redding, CA.
www.hillsideaviation.com/

JetSource
Located in Carlsbad, CA
A leading aviation business center located at Carlsbad's Palomar airport. They are an immense full service Fixed Base Operation with an Executive Terminal and more than 120,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 35,000 sq. ft. of office space.
www.jetsource.com/index.php

Justice Aviation
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Justice Aviation has the single largest fleet of aircraft to rent and train with in the entire Los Angeles area. Their main goal is to train highly competent and safe pilots.
www.justiceaviation.com/

Kaiser Air
Located in Oakland, CA
Offers full-service aircraft management for the business executive or private client, including the arrangement of co-ownership plans. FBO offers 24/7 fuel service and aircraft maintenance.
www.kaiserair.com

Los Angeles Helicopters
Located in San Pedro, CA
Helicopter sightseeing, charter, production and flight training.
www.lahelicopters.com/tours/ports

Mazzei Flying Service
Located in Fresno, CA
A flight school that offers career or personal private pilot training courses that include precision altitude control techniques.
www.flymfs.com/

Memley Aviation
Located in Fresno, CA
A flight school and FBO offering standardized flight training in both Piper Cherokee and Cessna 172 aircraft.
www.memleyaviation.com

Mike Reuter Flight Instruction
Located in Bay Area, CA
A flight instructor in the California Bay Area offering airplane, tailwheel, multi-engine, and even helicopter flight training.
pilottrainer.com/

Monterey Jet Center
Located in Monterey Peninsula, CA
An FBO offering high quality customer and line service using very modern facilities, including 200,000 square feet of hangar space that can house aircraft up to a DC-9. The office and customer service areas are 10,000 square feet. The ramp offers over 10 acres of open area that can accommodate the largest corporate aircraft.
www.montereyjetcenter.com/

MS Aviation
Located in San Jose, CA
MS Aviation offers full pilot courses for private pilots, sport pilots, instrument, and commercial ratings. Operating out of San Jose, CA.
pilottraining.com/

National Air College Inc.
Located in San Diego, CA
National Air College is an FAA Certified Flight Training Academy Located on Montgomery Field (MYF) San Diego
www.nationalaircollege.com/HTML/controlf

Ocean Air Flight Services
Located in Watsonville, CA
An FBO offering a clean, state-of-the-art fleet of aircraft, flight instructors, and aircraft rentals out of Watsonville Municipal Airport.
www.oceanairflightservices.com/

Patterson Aviation Co.
Located in Sacramento, CA
Located at Sacramento Executive airport, this FBO offers jet fuel, parking, rental cars, and more.
www.aeromar.com/patco.html

Rainbow Air
Located in Long Beach, CA
Rainbow Air Academy provides professional and private flight training in fixed-wing and rotor-wing at the Long Beach airport in California. They fly a large fleet of aircraft from Beechcraft Kingair 200 to Diamond DA40, Cessna C172 and C152; Piper PA28 and Robinson R-22 and Bell 206 helicopters.
www.rainbowair.com/

Red Baron Aviation
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California (SBA), Red Baron Aviation is a full service Flight School and Pilot Shop, offering introductory and advanced flight training as well as supplies for pilots of all levels of experience.
www.redbaronav.com/DesktopDefault.aspx

Rison Aviation
Located in San Diego, CA
Rison Aviation is located at Gillespie Field (SEE) in San Diego County. The offer personalized flight training for private pilots, instrument and commercial ratings, and multi-engine ratings too.
www.risonav.com/flight-training/

Rotor Aviation
Located in Long Beach, CA
Rotor Aviation provides high quality helicopter flight instruction and helicopter services in Long Beach, CA. They offer tours as well as training.
www.rotoraviation.com/

Rotors of the Rockies
Located in Broomfield, CA
Rotors of the Rockies is the Denver Area's oldest helicopter flight training school. They provide quality training in reliable Schweizer 300C helicopters.
www.rotorsoftherockies.com/

SAA Flight Training
Located in El Cajon, CA
A Part-141 Flight training school offering job placement opportunities as well.
www.scanavia.com/

San Diego Flight Training
Located in San Diego, CA
Professional aviators working towards advanced pilot and instructor ratings and certificates, SDFTI has delivered safe quality instruction since opening in 1989.
www.sdfti.com/

Skywalk Inc.
Located in Sacramento, CA
One of the premier providers of professional flight training located at Sacramento Executive Airport, California.
www.skywalkinc.com/

Spitfire Flight School
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Spitfire's training program offers Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Instructor Pilot Certification.
www.flyspitfire.com/

Squadron 2 Flying Club
Located in San Jose, CA
A flight school with large selection of training aircraft and a broad range of professional flight instructors. Aircraft range from the economical Cessna 152, 172, Pipers, to fast twins and luxury cabin-class aircraft, maintained by a full-time staff of certified mechanics.
www.squadron2.com/

Tradewinds Aviation
Located in San Francisco, CA
Flight Training School - Commerical Pilot Training - Private Pilot Training - Learn to Fly - San Jose / San Francisco Established in 1988, Trade Winds Aviation is the A San Francisco Bay Area's flight training facility and Cessna Pilot Center, Trade Winds Aviation is dedicated to providing safe, high quality flight instruction using the industry's best training aircraft and advanced training tools.
www.tradewindsaviation.com/

West Coast Flyers
Located in San Diego, CA
West Coast Flyers is a part 61 flight school at Ramona Airport near San Diego. They offer Flight Training from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot, and also EXPRESS Ground Schools, to help student pilots pass the FAA written exams.
www.geocities.com/klhaviation/

Zenith Flight Support
Located in Riverside, CA
Zenith Flight Support is Southern California's Premier Flight School, Service Center, FBO, and Chevron Dealer (JET A/100LL). The Flight School provides complete pilot training with a Lasergrade testing facility on site for FAA and Microsoft testing. Zenith Flight Support also is the host of many FAA wings workshops, ground school classes, IFR refresher courses, and other aviation related events.
www.flyras.com/



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