Vista Air Inc.

Excellent Flight Training in the Greater Los Angeles Area

Whether you’re doing it for pleasure or starting a new career, learning to fly is a unique and life-changing experience. There are many opportunities available to pilots besides the obvious option of becoming an airline pilot after you complete your flight training. Other career choices that may not be as apparent include agricultural pilot or military pilot. Many choices can lead to other aviation careers in airport operations and services, such as A & P mechanic or accident investigator.

The time between lessons, the time you dedicate to individual study, and your own learning curve all contribute to the time it takes for you to earn your ratings and can affect your total cost of training. Here at Whiteman, there is no waiting to take off behind large aircraft like at other local airports, which saves you money. Yet, you still have all the benefits of training in the same airspace. Keep in mind that you do not need to pay for all your flight training upfront; you can pay as you go.

With online scheduling via Schedule Pointe, training or renting an aircraft from us can be done from any computer and most mobile devices. Schedule Pointe can also track your flight hours’ BFRs and aircraft checkouts for Vista Air Inc. Click here to access Schedule Pointe.

Private Pilot

Your flying adventure starts with earning your private pilot rating. With a private pilot rating, you may fly in visual flight rules (VFR) weather, carry passengers, and even share the cost of aircraft operation with your passengers. You must be 16 years old to fly solo and 17 years old to get a pilot’s license. Additionally, you must pass a basic medical exam. Please note that the FAA requires a minimum of 40 hours of flight time.

The following estimates are based on the average student at Vista Air Inc. These figures should only be used as guidelines for planning your training and not fixed package prices. However, you will get a price break for paying for a block of lessons in advance. For a block account, we require an initial $1,000 deposit and that you always maintain a minimum balance of $500 to qualify for the discounted price.

 

 

  • 70 Hours of Aircraft Rental at $137 per Hour – $9,590
  • 55 Hours of Flight Instruction at $45 per Hour – $2,475
  • Vista Air Inc. Headset – $129 (Many Choices are Available)
  • Pilot Supplies – $400
  • CATS Written Test – $173 (AOPA Discount Available)
  • FAA Practical Test – $800
  • Renter’s Insurance – $250 ($25,000 Minimum Liability)

Estimate $13,817

Instrument Rating

Have you ever wanted to play around in the clouds? An instrument rating opens up the skies for all-season flying by using instruments to navigate.

The estimates below are based on the average student at Vista Air Inc. These figures should only be used as guidelines for planning your training and not fixed package prices. However, you will get a price break for paying for a block of lessons in advance. For a block account, we require an initial $1,000 deposit and that you always maintain a minimum balance of $500 to qualify for the discounted price.

  • 30 Hours of Aircraft Rental at $137 per Hour – $4,110
  • 20 Hours of Simulator Rental at $80 per Hour – $1,600
  • 50 Hours of Flight Instruction at $47 per Hour – $2,350
  • Supplies, Testing, Insurance, etc. – $1,623

Estimate $9,683

Commercial Pilot

If you’ve decided that the only work you want to do at a desk is filing your flight plan, it looks like you’re ready for your commercial rating. This allows you to be paid for your flying.

The estimates below are based on the average student at Vista Air Inc. These figures should only be used as guidelines for planning your training and not fixed package prices. However, you will get a price break for paying for a block of lessons in advance. For a block account, we require a $1,000 deposit and that you always maintain a minimum balance of $500 to qualify for the discounted price.

  • 10 Hours of Complex Rental at $135 per Hour – $1,350
  • 10 Hours of Flight Instruction at $50 per Hour – $500
  • Supplies, Testing, Insurance, etc. – $1,623
Commercial Airplane

Estimate $3,473

Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Being a certified flight instructor is the ultimate accomplishment. It involves instructing others to fly and getting paid for doing something you love.

The estimates below are based on the average student at Vista Air Inc. These figures should only be used as guidelines for planning your training and not fixed package prices. However, you will get a price break for paying for a block of lessons in advance. For a block account, we require a $1,000 deposit and that you always maintain a minimum balance of $500 to qualify for the discounted price.

  • 15 Hours of Aircraft Rental at $137 per Hour – $2,055
  • 40 Hours of Instruction at $50 per Hour – $2,000
  • CATS Testing (2 Tests, FAA Test) – $2,096

Estimate $6,151

Financing

Although we do not offer financing, you can choose among financing options and scholarships available from third-party entities.