A Message From The Owner
If you’ve stumbled across this page, you are about to find out a very important piece of information about the financial aspect of your flight training. I Myself (Owner) started and finished my flight training many years ago at Van Nuys Airport from private all the way through my advanced ratings.
I entered flight training with a package deal that I ended up undershooting by quite a bit and then trying to figure out how to get the money back because i finished my training in under what i paid (School had a no refund policy).
There are two types of flight schools, 141 and 61. Part 61 is the most common path of flight training in and around Socal. The thing is, everyone will get their license at their own pace, and each will spend a different amount of time obtaining the ratings. There are so many factors that come into play when it comes to flight training, Weather, schedules, LIFE, etc. The standard way to pay at Part 61 schools is to use what is known as a BLOCK rate. Ascent Aviation Academy allows 20hrs of block rate at a time, when you purchase a block rate you get a better discount than just paying flight to flight but we do provide that option as well as you will see on the packages and plans page on this site.
Our Guarantee To Our Students
What we can guarantee is an airworthy and well maintained airplane with all of the proper documentation, a perfect safety record (No Accidents or Incidents), and an instructor who is honest that truly wants to get you a license that isn’t going to waste your time. Currently We have a 100% Pass rate on private pilot check rides and there is a reason for that.
We like to see you get your rating, Thats what you come to us for. With that being said our package rates you see offered on the website are a breakdown that will only need limited adjusting, we wont oversell you, and we also will continue to give you a package rate if it takes you longer! (You do not need to lock yourself into a package, you can do it one block of 10 or 20 hours at time. Or if you’d like, even pay each flight individually).
Owner, Ascent Aviation Academy
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