Private Pilot License (PPL)

Designed for busy individuals who are interested in getting their Private Pilot Rating. You will go from 0 hours to Private Pilot while flying through the most complex airspace in the country: Los Angeles

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Instrument Rating Course (IR)

Learn how to control and accurately maneuver an airplane solely utilizing flight instruments in Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) navigation. You will have the knowledge and skills needed to safely fly IFR conditions and pass your rating test.

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Commercial Single & Multi-Engine

Interested in Aviation for a career? Take flight to a new level with a Commercial Pilot Rating, unlock opportunities and soar into a fulfilling aviation profession.

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CFI & CFI-I Training

Become a certified flight instructor with our comprehensive CFI & CFI-I Training. Share your passion for flying and shape the next generation of aviators.

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Cirrus Transition Training

Become familiar with the Cirrus Aircraft Family, elevate your skills in an SR-20, or SR-22 through our specialized training.

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Complex/High Performance

To fly faster and more advanced aircraft, additional training is needed. Learn to fly high performance and complex aircraft; propeller governor, high performance airplane systems, autopilot, and more.

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Flight Review

Elevate your skills and confidence with our personalized Flight Reviews. Stay sharp, stay safe. Renew your flying expertise with our expert instructors.

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"I did my PPL training at Proteus. Amazing school with good people that stick with you for life. Happy to call them all my friends and will be continuing instrument here eventually. [...] More friendly, hands on and will guide you better through the process rather than just put you through a series of tests. If you’re in Santa Monica and want to learn to fly - go here.[...] Once you switch, you’ll never go back! This fleet is way more fun to fly."

— Ryan Leehey, Private Pilot


Accelerated Airline Pilot Program (AAPP)

The path to becoming an airline pilot is clearly defined. If done right, it’s the fastest way to the airlines. Our Accelerated Airline Pilot Program (AAPP) is the SoCal’s leading way to become an airline pilot in as little as 12 months.

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Finance your Flight Training

Becoming a pilot is one of the most lucrative and exciting careers available (with salaries topping out above $450,000 per year). While it is often smart to pay for Flight Training using your own funds, we also offer some of the best rates available to finance. Proteus have partnered with Stratus Finance to offer competitive options, which provide 100% financing of your pilot training.

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Soar to New Heights with Premier Flight Training in Santa Monica & Los Angeles

Welcome to Proteus, where dreams take flight, and aspiring aviators become skilled pilots. Whether you’re pursuing a Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, or Instrument Rating, our flight training programs in Santa Monica and Los Angeles are designed to elevate your skills and passion for aviation.

Flight Training in Santa Monica & Los Angeles

Embark on your aviation journey in the scenic landscapes of Santa Monica and the bustling skies of Los Angeles. Our flight school provides a dynamic training environment that blends the beauty of coastal flying with the challenges of navigating the Los Angeles airspace.

Private Pilot Training

Unlock the skies and obtain your Private Pilot License with our comprehensive training program. Learn the fundamentals of flying, navigation, and aircraft control under the guidance of our experienced flight instructors. Our modern fleet, including Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 aircraft, ensures a top-notch training experience.

Commercial Pilot Training

Take your skills to the next level with our Commercial Pilot Training. Master advanced flight maneuvers, navigation techniques, and gain the expertise needed for a successful career in aviation. Our training programs are tailored to prepare you for the challenges of commercial flying.

Instrument Rating

Navigate the skies with precision by earning your Instrument Rating. Our instrument training program equips you with the knowledge and skills to fly confidently in various weather conditions, enhancing your capabilities as a pilot.

Los Angeles Airspace Expertise

Navigating the complex airspace of Los Angeles requires specialized training. Our instructors provide valuable insights and hands-on experience, ensuring you are well-prepared to handle the challenges of flying in and around one of the busiest airspaces in the world.

CFI Certification

Inspire the next generation of aviators by obtaining your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certification. Our CFI training program combines practical experience with instructional techniques, preparing you to guide others on their aviation journey.

Cirrus SR-20 & SR-22 Instruction

Experience the advanced technology and performance of Cirrus aircraft with our specialized instruction on the Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22. Our instructors are certified to provide in-depth training on these modern and sophisticated aircraft, setting you on the path to mastery.

How Much Does Flight Training Cost?

We understand that cost is a crucial factor in your decision. Our flight training programs offer competitive and transparent pricing. Contact us for detailed information on costs, financing options, and any ongoing promotions.

Flight Training Requirements

To enroll in our flight training programs, you must meet specific requirements outlined by aviation authorities. Our admissions team will guide you through the necessary qualifications, ensuring a smooth and efficient enrollment process.

Flight Training Programs

Choose from our range of flight training programs designed to accommodate different goals and schedules. Whether you’re pursuing a full-time program or a part-time schedule, we have options that fit your needs.

Aviation Training Excellence

At Proteus, we are committed to excellence in aviation training. Our experienced and dedicated instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern fleet create an environment where you can thrive as a pilot.

Choosing the Best Flight School

Selecting the right flight school is a crucial step in your aviation journey. Consider factors such as accreditation, instructor expertise, fleet quality, and student support. At Proteus, we pride ourselves on being a trusted choice for aspiring pilots.

Ready to take the first step toward your aviation goals? Contact Proteus today to learn more about our flight training programs, enrollment process, and how we can help you soar to new heights in the world of aviation.