Jonathan Lucas
My passion for flying developed long before I can remember. My grandfather, a retired bird Colonel 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. Click here
Success Stories
I am currently using Jonathan Lucas as my transitional instructor to IFR in the Cirrus SR-20. He is patient and unassuming, yet takes control on the radio or through verbal instruction when necessary. He knows the airplane by heart and is safe and cautious. Never have I felt him do things for me; he has gauged my experience level and adjusts his lessons accordingly.”

- David Strassman
why cirrus
Cirrus Aircraft is the most technologically advanced general aviation aircraft on the market. Its features are in non comparison with any other. A glass cockpit, complete with features such as: an integrated autopilot, advanced GPS units, Storm Scope, Sky Watch, C-max, Synthetic Vision, Infrared EVS, a Level Button, dual AHARS, Perspective ESP, and Enhanced Terrain provide astonishing situational awareness and a greatly reduced pilot workload. All Cirrus Aircraft come with the most advancement in avionics possible.
Cirrus Aircraft have many engineered design features that make it far superior to other aircrafts. The airframe is composed of complex composites, making an aerodynamic airframe that’s incredibly sturdy and stable. Cirrus has also made improvements in wing design in creating a “spin resistant” wing. The wing is cuffed, or has a separate wing, that makes for excellent aileron control even in stalled conditions. Cirrus has also taken largely into consideration reducing pilot workload, a very safe design feature. Pilots find the cockpit designed and laid out in a very easy to manage manner. .
Cirrus has been the leader in safety since they’ve been in production. One astonishing feature that makes Cirrus the leader in safety is the ballistics recovery system, or Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System. Useable at altitudes as low as 500’ AGL, a deployed parachute will bring the aircraft and its occupants safely to the ground where the aircraft is further designed to absorb the impact through collapsible landing gear, forgiving honeycomb seat cushions, and an encompassing roll cage integrated into the airframe. The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System has already saved several lives in real life threatening emergencies.
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