Flight Training

You have a number of options available when learning to fly, adding an instrument rating, a commercial rating or an endorsement to your license. Each of these requires a significant investment in time, energy and financial resources. One of the most significant decisions that you must make is deciding on an instructor. Before you make this decision be sure to assess what is important to you in an instructor and what your expectations for this learning experience are. Think about how you learn best, what type of personality will fit yours and the way you learn. You are going back to school and to succeed you must make the commitment to do whatever is necessary to achieve your goal. The relationship with your teacher is critical, especially if you are an older learner. My approach to this process is to function as a coach and a facilitator to the learning process. It is important to make this process fun while at the same time being serious and focused on the challenge at hand.

I specialize in technically advanced aircraft to include initial, transition and recurrent training. I also have significant experience with most avionics suites and individual units available to the general aviation pilot today.

Based on my years of experience, both in the classroom and the airplane, it is clear that personalized training which includes flight simulation is the most effective way to teach the skills required to learn to fly, learn new aviation skills or maintain existing skills. To underscore this belief, we opened a simulator training center to accomplish these goals using the Redbird SD Advanced Aviation Training Device. To learn more visit Aviation Simulator Training.


Plane Approaching RunwayI regularly instruct at Camarillo and Santa Paula and have a number of aircraft available for training. I am also available to fly with you at your home base in your aircraft.

  • Primary Flight Instruction
  • Instrument Training
  • Commercial Rating
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Instrument Flight Instructor Rating
  • Tailwheel Endorsement at CP Aviation only
  • High Performance Endorsement
  • Complex Endorsement

Personalized Ground School and Simulator Training

Are you struggling with the preparation for an FAA Knowledge or Practical Test, and require some personalized attention to get you ready to pass the requirements for your rating? A review of what you have done and your flight history and what your particular challenges will give us the information necessary to structure a focused, results oriented plan to get you through these tests the next phase of your training. I also will work with you to improve your aviation weather skills and provide you with simple, practical tools that will allow you to make good decisions when it comes to the weather. Do you have a friend or spouse that would like to assist you when you fly but does not want to get a pilots license? If so I offer practical training for the non-flying spouse, friends or family member. In addition to the ground training required to prepare you for whatever goal you have set we offer training in our Advanced Aviation Training Device which will save time, money and reinforce the skills necessary to be a safe and competent pilot.

  • Private Pilot Knowledge Test
  • Private Pilot Practical Test
  • Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test
  • Instrument Pilot Practical Test
  • Preparation for CFI Oral and Practical Test
  • Aviation Weather-Practical Application
  • Aviation Weather Tools and How to Use Them
  • Practical Training for the Non-Flying Spouse

Non-Pilot Flying Skills Course

Not a rated pilot, but you spend a great deal of time in the right seat of an airplane. Would you like to be able to assist the pilot in case of an emergency? Handle the radio and other avionics in the airplane? We have a program that will provide the non-flying passenger with the skills and confidence to assist the pilot in the event they are incapacitated or need assistance in the event of an extraordinary situation. Learn more…