Becoming a Private Pilot has never been easier at Proteus, explore the skies of Los Angeles and beyond as your own pilot.

If it’s not on your bucket list already, getting your Private Pilot’s license should be. Learn to fly on your own schedule and invest into something that will last a lifetime (your license never expires). Master the art of flying, a skill less than 1% currently have a license for. Unlock your wings, and soar through the skies, exploring locations such as:

Santa Barbara

40min flight time

Big Bear

44min flight time


20min flight time

San Diego

55min flight time

Travel first-class, whether for traveling to meetings or leisure, reach your destination faster and on your own schedule. At Proteus we have a serious passion for general aviation, a track record of producing the best and safest pilots, with a commitment to keeping flying fun and attainable.

Exclusive Fast-Track 60-Day Private Pilot Program

Our 60-Day Accelerated learning program is a fast-track course designed for the busy individual who requires training on a compressed and intensive schedule. You will go from 0 hours to a Private Pilot rating within 60 days. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the theory and practical training, and provide you with a faster way of obtaining a private pilot license.

  • World-class Instructors
  • State-of-the-Art Training
  • Personalized for you
  • Fly to your schedule
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Private Pilot Training in a Cirrus

Our fleet of Cirrus SR20 & SR22 provide an executive flight experience equipped with advanced avionics for a modern and safe flying experience. With a comfortable, airconditioned, spacious cockpit designed to provide an unparalleled learning experience. With enhanced safety features, including the proprietary Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), learning to fly has never been safer.

Private Pilot Training in a Cirrus

Private Pilot Training in a Piper

Learn to fly in our fleet of Piper Cherokee & Warrior aircraft, a cost-effective way to becoming a Private Pilot. We believe in offering an unparalleled training experience, and our Piper aircraft fleet is a testament to that commitment.

Private Pilot Training in a Piper
Private Pilot Prerequisites:
  • 16 years of age to solo
  • 17 years of age for license
  • Understand & speak English
  • Must have at least a FAA 3rd class medical
Private Pilot Steps:
  • Attend ground school or self study
  • Minimum of 40 flight hours
  • Pass FAA private pilot written exam
  • Pass FAA private pilot practical exam
Private Pilot Privileges:
  • Fly day and/or night
  • Fly Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
  • Rent from Proteus
  • Carry passengers
Private Pilot Training in Santa Monica

Ready to become a Private Pilot?

Gaining your private pilot’s license is the first step in unlocking your ability to become Instrument Rated, soaring through the clouds, and opening doors to various aviation pathways, including Commercial and Private Aviation.

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