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Why Ascent?

My Name is Seth and i am the owner of Ascent Aviation. The mission at Ascent since its birth has always been to provide training that actually gets you to that end goal of a pilots license, Instead of treating you like a Dollar Sign we value and take pride in getting you through ratings. Theres no better feeling for me than watching one of our students solo or pass their check rides. Currently i work full time at Ascent along with a group of other instructors i have hand picked, We all have an extremely high pass rate on our checkrides and really push to get you through the first time. I initially did my training in and around Van Nuys airport awhile back and it really was a process trying to find a school i could trust, at the end of the day i learned that really its not the school you choose but it is the instructor that you are paired with. I have taken more people than i can count through their pilot training all the way to the point where they are instructors and airline pilots themselves and id love to help you out with that as well.

Ascent Aviation Academy has changed my life. I'm so glad I enrolled in their comprehensive training. Seth has been amazing and it's definitely worth every penny! Thank you Ascent Aviation Academy and thank you Seth!

Top of the line, modern aircraft

We have the most modern aircraft in LA. With touch-screen navigation, terrain alerts and more, we're the best around!

Comprehensive training

Advanced training makes us one of the best flight training schools in Los Angeles. Whatever you are looking for we can help you achieve!

Guaranteed job placement!

When you train with us, you have guaranteed interviews and job placement! If you're serious about your career, choose us!

Fully accredited and secure

As a fully accredited flight academy, we have built our name and reputation since we opened our doors in 2017.

What our students have to say.

I started with ascent this month and have been extremely happy with my training. Andy my instructor is extremely knowledgeable and a captain at jetsuite. All of the staff at ascent have been very helpful and out of the 3 schools I’ve been too since starting my training this is definitely the most professional.

Nate Carmine

Seth is an EXCELLENT instructor. Having two instructors before him I can confidently say I wish I had him all along from the beginning. This man knows how to fly. He will teach you stick & rudder skills. Today I really required a lot of extra work on my steep turns and he never once got fed up or had a temper. I’m truly grateful to have even found him. I will continue to train with him for the rest of my ratings because he is competent and encouraging. I definitely recommend him.

Krista Shawn

Working with Seth at Van Nuys’s Ascent Aviation Academy I was able to achieve my childhood dream of becoming a licensed pilot. Seth’s honesty, devotion to his students, and passion for flying resulted in a successful check ride on the first attempt.Thanks to this awesome course, I am now a certified pilot and so happy that I went through Ascent Aviation Academy flight school! I appreciate the hard work that your team does for the trainees – the course went smoothly with tons of useful information. You are great!

Robert Joseph

Los Angeles
Seth Utz Owner Ascent Aviation Los Angeles

Let your dreams take a flight!

Choose Ascent Aviation Academy located at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles and let your dreams and passions take flight.  We can’t wait to hear from you and offer you the training you deserve.

Ascent Aviation Academy is a top-rated flight school in Van Nuys known for comprehensive training, licensing and discovery flights.  Located conveniently at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) we have world-renowned flight instructors, top of the line aircraft and different options for financing.

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