Sometimes you need to shake off the rust after a layoff or just want to brush up on a particular skill such as instrument work, night operations, cross-county flying, takeoffs and landings, or area familiarization. Or maybe you're just in need of someone to fly with you and help you get back in the groove. Call or e-mail and set up a time to fly.


Garmin 430/530/650/750

Transitioning to a Garmin 430/530/650/750 is a great step, enabling enhanced position  awareness and navigation for the VFR pilot, and access to the thousands of GPS approaches for the IFR pilot. Learn how to take advantage of the capability of these receivers. Transition training is best accomplished using a flight simulator prior to flying.

Take Flight San Diego has created three training videos to help you learn the practical aspects of the Garmin 430/530 and 650/750. Developed by my flight training company, these videos are available for iPad, PC, and Mac and can be viewed at


Garmin G1000

Transitioning to a Garmin G1000, often referred to as Glass Cockpit Transition, is the  future of navigation.  The G1000 has quickly become the standard navigation choice for new aircraft from Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Diamond, Cirrus, Beech, and virtually all light jets. The range of features can be daunting, but like anything else it makes sense once you understand how the system works.

The G1000 transition is taught in the real airplane on the ground using backup power, to learn all of the features of the system and associated autopilot. The ground portion typically takes one sessions of approximately 2 hours followed by two flights totaling 5 hours.

Autopilot Training 

Become proficient in the use of the autopilot in the airplanes you fly. Training is offered in the KAP 140, Garmin GFC 700, STEC 55/55X, and Avidyne DFC 90.