Flight Instructor Michael Phillips

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Flight Instruction with Michael Phillips

Aviation Instruction office and Simulator Training Center is located at the Camarillo Airport. Click here for location and contact information.












Master Instructor Master Instructor SAFE FAAST


I am a seasoned teaching professional with a passion for aviation and all phases of flight instruction. I have a diverse background personally and professionally which provides me with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. I have been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1975 and have had an opportunity to teach in a number of regions of the country which provides me with an understanding and appreciation for weather and challenges that other parts of the United States offer to pilots.

In addition to my flight instruction I am an owner and Chief Flight Instructor and Center Manager for Aviation Instruction Simulator Training Center at CMA.

I am based in Southern and Central California and call Santa Paula (SZP), Camarillo (CMA), Oxnard (OXR), Van Nuys (VNY), Santa Monica (SMO), Santa Barbara (SBA), Santa Maria (SMX), Santa Ynez (IZA), San Luis Obispo (SBP) and Monterey (MRY) my home airports but will travel to work with a pilot at their home airport upon request for training at any level.

Announcement ~ February 1, 2016

Master Instructors LLC takes great pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of Michael L Phillips,Principal and Chief Flight Instructor at Aviation Instruction Simulator Training. Recently, Michael's accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed for the Fifth time by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved Master Instructor Program.  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2008 and has held it continuously since then.      

Aviation Flight Experience

Master Instructor

Instructor Cessna Advanced Aircraft Recurrent Training

American Bonanza Society BPPP Certified Instructor
Total Flight Time: 12,000 hours
Instruction Given: 9800 hours
Instruction Given as CFII: 4300 hours

Tailwheel Instruction Given 1200 hours

Over 5000 hours in turboprops, high performance and complex aircraft to include:

  1. Columbia/Cessna/Corvalis 400 Ttx C240
  2. Cessna Centurion P210
  3. Cessna Centurion T210
  4. Cessna Skylane 182 and 182T
  5. Cessna Stationair 206T
  6. Beechcraft Bonanza/Debonair G36 BPPP Instructor Pilot
  7. PA32RT 301T Lance and Turbo Lance and 6XT
  8. PA46-350P Mirage
  9. PA46-500TP Meridian
  10. Mooney M20 Ovation and Acclaim
  11. Diamond DA 40
  12. EPIC LT