Inflight Training LocationLocal airports for our dedicated training aircraft
These airports are home-base to our dedicated training aircraft for inflight training.
Van Nuys (KVNY)
Van Nuys Airport (IATA: VNY, ICAO: KVNY, FAA LID: VNY) is a public airport located in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley section of the city limits of Los Angeles, California, United States.
No major commercial airlines fly into this airport; it is used by private, chartered, and small commercial aircraft. It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports. Van Nuys Airport is currently one of the busiest general aviation airport in the world (the second busiest being Phoenix Deer Valley Airport), and the 25th busiest airport (in terms of takeoffs and landings) in the world.
With just two parallel runways, Van Nuys Airport handled 448,681 aircraft movements in 2005, averaging over 1,200 operations/day; in 2006 it handled 394,915 movements, nearly 1,100 per day. By comparison, Los Angeles International Airport (with 4 runways and exceptional amounts of commercial traffic) has roughly 1,700 operations a day. The airport was the world’s busiest general aviation airport through 2005.
Long Beach (KLGB)
Long Beach Airport (IATA: LGB, ICAO: KLGB, FAA LID: LGB), also known as Daugherty Field, is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of the City of Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
It serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It was formerly known as Long Beach Municipal Airport.
Santa Ana (KSNA)
John Wayne International Airport (IATA: SNA, ICAO: KSNA, FAA LID: SNA), or comonly known as the Santa Ana International Airport, is an airport in an unincorporated area in Orange County, California, with its mailing address in the city of Santa Ana, which is also the county seat, hence the International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code.
Santa Ana lies just north, not actually touching the airport directly. Originally named Orange County Airport, the county Board of Supervisors renamed it in 1979 to honor the actor John Wayne, who resided in neighboring Newport Beach and died that year. It also became the first airport to be named after an entertainer.
Fullerton Municipal Airport (IATA: FUL, ICAO: KFUL), owned and operated by the City of Fullerton, is the last strictly general aviation airfield still operating in Orange County, California.
It is popular among private pilots traveling to nearby attractions such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Fullerton Municipal Airport can trace its origins back as early as 1913 when barnstormers and crop dusters used the former pig farm as a makeshift landing strip. The airport’s “official” birthday is 1927.
A portion of the Howard Hughes feature Hell’s Angels was filmed at Fullerton in 1929. Hughes would feature later in Fullerton’s history by buying a tract of land for Hughes Aircraft. The campus eventually became home to Hughes Aircraft Ground Systems Group, closing in 2000. The control tower, built with Federal Aviation Administration funds in 1959, was the first in Orange County.
Santa Barbara (KSBA)
Santa Barbara Airport (IATA: SBA, ICAO: KSBA, FAA LID: SBA), also known as Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, is a public airport located 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Santa Barbara, California, United States.
The Santa Barbara airport is adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara and the city of Goleta. However, the land that the airport sits on was annexed to the city of Santa Barbara by a 7 miles (11 km) long, 300 feet (90 m) wide corridor, most of which lies under the Pacific Ocean.
This a shoestring annexation. Much of the airport is between 10 and 15 feet above sea level, and it is bordered by the wetland area known as the Goleta Slough.