Proteus Air Services
In our dreams we are able to fly . . . and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be.
— Madeleine L’Engle
Student & Renter Scheduling
Please contact us for a user name and password if you are a new student or renter.
310 398 6929
KSMO LIVE ATC
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LEARN TO FLY
Flying is one of the most challenging activities you’ll ever undertake, and that’s what makes learning to fly so rewarding. It’s easier than you think to start your journey towards being a pilot, and we look forward to showing you how.
Great rates, superior service, and squawk-free aircraft! We work hard to make renting from us easy, with straight forward checkouts, no-hassle scheduling, a short walk out to the ramp, after-hours access, and taxi in & out parking.
Los Angeles is absolutely breathtaking from the air. Join us for an unforgettable flight over Universal Studios, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Park Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier, and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Santa Monica Airport
Situated on the sparkling Southern California coastline, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO) is the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County with a heritage dating back to 1919, in the pioneering days of Barn Stormers and Wing Walkers. The first circumnavigation of the world by air, accomplished by the U.S. Army with Douglas World Cruisers, took off from Clover Field on St. Patrick’s day, March 17, 1924, and returned there after some 28,000 miles. For many years the airport was home to The Douglas Aircraft Company. Douglas manufactured the entire “DC” series of reciprocating-engine-powered airliners at Santa Monica, including many thousands of the iconic C-47 (military version of the DC-3) during WWII.