about calair

CalAir Aviation is Los Angeles’s debut Cirrus Training Center and Cirrus rental facility. Based out of Hawthorne Airport, we specialize explicitly in the innovative, safe, and technologically advanced Cirrus Aircraft. We offer Flight training for a variety of ratings and certificates, including Cirrus transition courses. Our Flight school is built on a strong foundation that structure and knowledge is an absolute necessity in developing superior piloting skills. Our instructional staff is standardized in Cirrus make aircraft and has the patience and perseverance to work diligently with students on any topic and through any plateau. We invite you to come take a look and experience why CalAir is already home to most Los Angeles based Cirrus pilots!

Why CalAir:

Several flight schools and exist in the Los Angeles area and it can be extremely difficult to make a proper decision on what’s a best fit for you. Amongst the multitude of reasons most fly CalAir, following are just a few:

Location: 2.5 miles southeast from LAX, where the 405/105 meets, you’ll find Los Angeles’s fastest growing airport, Hawthorne (KHHR). It’s the most accessible in Los Angeles with easy freeway access. Traffic’s a part of LA living, we’ve done our best to minimize that. And, excitingly, Hawthorne is one of the few “aviation friendly” places left. With no departure curfews, landing fees, or noise restrictions; they want to see aviation alive and well.

Facilities: Your flying the most exquisite aircraft general aviation has to offer, why not fly it out of the nicest general aviation facilities there is to offer? Our thoughts exactly and that’s why we’ve set up shop at the Jet Center LA! With the growth of Hawthorne airport, it’s an FBO like no other. Make use of the pilot’s briefing area or lounge, have guest relax in the terminal area, watch aircraft on the airport, or grab a bite to eat at the Eureka tasting kitchen, a gastro pub. It’s all inside and it’s all here! It’s a perfect base for Cirrus operations.

Staff and Services: At CalAir, quality control is second to none. Our aircraft are meticulously maintained and by only Cirrus certified mechanics. Their washed and detailed once a week and databases stay current. Our instructional staff is hand selected and standardized per Cirrus flight operations and held to the highest expectations possible. Our training procedures and policies are derived from only the safest and newest in practice, as well as our syllabuses and training materials. There’s zero substitution for up-to-date training and knowledgeable staff.

jonathan Bio:
My passion for flying developed long before I can remember. My grandfather, a retired bird colonial from the U.S Air Force, used to take me flying on weekend’s in his circa 1940’s Navion. Departing Van Nuys early in the mornings to get breakfast at any number of airfields in Southern California, I had the privilege of learning to fly from a 40,000 hour combat pilot as a child. After high school, I joined the California Air National Guard where I served 6 years as an Air Transport Journeymen with the 146th Airlift Wing out of Point Mugu. While serving enlisted, I attended a few of California’s community colleges working on credits to fulfill my Bachelor’s in Physics. It wasn’t until I became a tutor for college Algebra and calculus that I realized I had developed a strong passion for teaching. Eventually, I decided to transfer to an Embry-Riddle satellite campus where I completed my Bachelor’s in Professional Aviation, graduating on Dean’s list and Honor roll. Post enlistment, I was approved to attend the Delta Connection Academy in Florida. I was one of the first students to complete the newly implemented scenario based FAA FITS Private-Instrument combined and commercial syllabus. I trained explicitly in Cirrus aircraft for my Private, Instrument, and Commercial Single Engine licenses. After a brief 10 months and 148 flight hours in the Florida humidity, and a not so promising job market, I moved back to California where I did my CFI and CFII part 61. I worked for a flight school in the LA area for a couple of years where I was able to hone and develop my own teaching style and technique. Before long I naturally found that my background, training, and style are a seamless fit for Cirrus.


Dean’s List, Honor Roll, Honorable Discharge California Air National Guard, CFI, CFII, Commercial Multi-Single Engine Land, B.A. in Professional Aeronautics

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