Proteus Air Services

Proteus Air Services

Hello Come And Fly With Us In Santa Monica
Learn To Fly We're L.A's Friendliest Flight School
Flight Training All FAA Certificates From Private Pilot To ATP
Aircraft Rental KSMO's Best Equipped Rental Fleet


Proteus Air Services provides superior flight training and aircraft rental at the historic Santa Monica Airport. Founded in 1996, our mission is simple: provide the very best flight instruction and customer service to our students and renters.

In our dreams we are able to fly . . . and that is a remembering of how we were meant to be.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Flying in Los Angeles is like nowhere else – our weather, airspace, and incredible scenery combine to make it an unforgettable experience. If you are thinking about learning to fly, or you are already a pilot looking to rent an aircraft, please get in touch with us. We are committed to being counted among the best flight schools in the nation, and we look forward to the opportunity to show you what makes us special.

Student & Renter Scheduling


Please contact us for a user name and password if you are a new student or renter.

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310 398 6929


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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.


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.

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