PRIVATE PILOT

ADD WINGS TO YOUR LIFE

Whether you’re learning to fly for a career, as a hobby, or to fulfill a lifelong dream, the first step towards this goal is obtaining a private pilot license. We welcome individuals, military personnel, aspiring pilot instructors, and virtually anyone interested in joining the aviation field to begin their journey with us. Founded by a team of experienced pilots, Mach 1 offers structured training and course curriculum to enrich your aviation skills.

We train in Cirrus, Cessna, and Piper aircraft, equipped with glass cockpits or traditional gauges. Our training curriculum is tailored to your schedule to give you the best possible experience. Our instructors will work with you to accomplish all FAA requirements and beyond. The FAA minimums can be attained in many schools, we believe the value of training with Mach 1 is knowing that you will leave with confidence to fly after your check ride.

Becoming a pilot is one of the most rewarding and thrilling skills someone can attain. We equip you with all of the necessary tools and training to be a safe and proficient private pilot. Our Van Nuys Airport location will give you the perfect platform to learn how to navigate in today’s flying environment.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

PRIVATE PILOT PREREQUISITES:

 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or comply with TSA requirements

  • 16 years of age to solo

  • 17 years of age for license

  • Must have an FAA 3rd class medical

  • Minimum of 40 flight hours

  • Pass FAA Private Pilot written exam

  • Must be proficient in the English language

PRIVATE PILOT FIRST STEPS:

 

  • Meet with an instructor
  • Select a ground school or self-study course (after talking with your instructor)
  • Schedule your first flight
  • Acquire the necessary supplies
  • Understand your budget and schedule constraints

PRIVATE PILOT TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Master different types of takeoffs and landings
  • Develop mastery of your aircraft during different phases of flight
  • Understand and practice a variety of flight envelope maneuvers
  • Develop the skills to fly in day and night conditions
  • Understand how to mange aircraft emergencies
  • Develop an understanding of aircraft systems
  • Understand and apply aerodynamic theory
  • Develop and practice aeronautical decision-making skills

PRIVATE PILOT PRIVILEGES:

 

  • Fly day or night
  • Rent our single-engine airplanes
  • Carry passengers
  • Fly in Visual Flight Rules (VFR) conditions

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
LET’S FLY!