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Have you always dreamed of your first flight and becoming a pilot? The first step is very easy.
Learn to fly Los Angeles


We can not wait to take you up in the air and share with you what it means to be a pilot. Get ready for an unforgettable experience. To get started please fill out the form below and our flight crew will take care of the rest! 

Piper and Cessna Discovery Flight

Piper or Cessna Discovery Flight


Assume command of a Piper Archer or a Cessna C172 during a scenic flight around Los Angeles.

Cirrus SR20-G3 Discovery Flight

SR20-G3 Cirrus Discovery Flight


Take your first flight in a Cirrus Aircraft and experience what it is like to soar in Southern California.

Cirrus SR20-G6 Discovery Flight

SR20-G6 Cirrus Discovery Flight


Take to the skies above LA in Clipper's flagship and most advanced aircraft, the Cirrus SR20 G6.

UPRT/Aerobatics Course

Aerobatic Discovery Flight


Get ready to turn everything upside down and learn what it is like to fly aerobatics.

Your first flight

Teaching a client how to fly

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Take your first flight - soar into the skies and see the world from a whole new perspective by discovering the thrill of flight!

A Discovery Flight at Clipper Aviation is unlike any other. It begins at Van Nuys airport by meeting with one of our charismatic Certified Flight Instructors (CFI), who tailor an introductory meeting specifically to your individual passion for flight. Shortly after, your CFI will show you what makes Clipper Aviation a world-class flight school with a guided tour throughout our contemporary classrooms, state-of-the-art facilities, and aircraft fleet. A pre-flight briefing before setting out to the flight line is all that is left before getting in your airplane for start-up!


Full of adventure


Throughout the one-hour flight around Los Angeles, you will soar along the coast, mountains, and all over the beautiful skies of Southern California. During this time you can relax and take in all the joys of aviation while you take the controls and feel the alluring sensations of flight!

After landing, you and your CFI will debrief the flight. Here is when you can ask any other questions about becoming a pilot, Clipper Aviation, or the world of aviation.

If you dream of flight, a Discovery Flight truly is the best way to open the door to your lifelong aviation adventure!

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After booking several discovery flights with multiple flights schools, I came across Clipper Aviation. The discovery flight for Clippers was by far the best, and I decided from there that Clipper Aviation was going to be the school that I would attend. The fleet that they have is amazing and very well maintained! I want to thank Chris, who is currently my CFI, for being an amazing instructor. He does a great job in explaining the material, and has always answered any questions that I've had. Everyone in Clipper Aviation has been very kind and welcoming, and I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn how to fly.
5-Star Google Review Kenneth A
Kenneth A.
I’ve been a student at Clipper since June and am currently finishing up my requirements for private pilot. I did a few discovery flights and tours with different schools around the LA area and was having a hard time deciding where to go until I did a tour with Clipper. I could tell almost immediately that they were a major cut above anything else I had seen. Now that I’ve been here for 6 months I can say my instructors Supreet and Chris have been awesome, the fleet is incredible and well maintained, and everyone is the community has been so nice and helpful every step of the way.
5-Star Google Review Zach S
Zachary S.
I got a discovery flight for my 15th birthday with Clipper after looking at several flight schools in LA. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and kind. I loved the whole process and Chris (my instructor) offered so much knowledge to my family and I. I can’t wait to have more lessons with Chris! I highly recommend coming here and to anyone looking for a flight school- this is the one such a cool and amazing experience.
5-Star Google Review Capri I
Capri I.
Clipper Aviation is a fantastic place to fly. I completed my Instrument rating with CFIIs JJ and Asher. Both are A++ instructors. Jessica and Emma, who run the office are always a pleasure to work with and provide excellent service.

The fleet of aircraft is beautiful. From upgraded glass panel Archers, to a sharp looking C-172, to great fleet of G6 Cirrus SRx and more, there is a vast choice of aircraft to rent and train in. I’m all in on Cirrus at the moment – they are amazing machines to fly.
5-Star Google Review Dirk S
Dirk S.



We love teaching people how to fly and learn what it takes to become a pilot. At Clipper Aviation, we are here to walk you through every step of the process and will be here to guide you from start to finish. During your discovery flight, you will have the opportunity to understand what it takes to become a pilot and if it is the right fit for you. We are excited to provide you with an immersive experience that will ignite your passion for flying and unveil the breathtaking world of aviation. 





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