Flight Instructor Michael Phillips

Flight Instruction

Flight Instruction with Michael Phillips

The training can be in your aircraft or in one of the many aircraft that are available through my association with CP Aviation in Santa Paula, CA. Whether your interest is in becoming a Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor or you’d like to add a Tail Wheel Endorsement, High Performance Aircraft Endorsement, Complex Aircraft Endorsement or you just want to improve and refine your flying skills we have the aircraft to meet your personal and financial requirements. >>MORE...


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This program combines ground school and the flight simulator to introduce the non-pilot to basic aircraft control concepts. We will guide you through the critical elements of managing an aircraft in the event the pilot becomes incapacitated during flight. This is also an excellent course for the person who flies frequently and would like to be able to assisg the pilot with avionics, communications or other aircraft management tasks while flying.

The course combines ground discussion and simulator training that introduces key elements of flying the airplane, a basic introduction to avionics, basic communication skills, how and when to ask for help in case of an emergency, and how to safely get the airplane to a runway and land.

The couse syllabus includes:

  • The nomenclature of the various airplane controls and what role they play in flying the airplane
  • How to climb and descend
  • How to turn
  • how to glide
  • How to land and what role the wind plays when landing
  • How to taxi the airplane on the ground
  • Basic training for operation of the radio and other avionics in the airplane
  • How and when to ask for help

This course is not designed to make you a pilot but to provide you with the basic skills necessary to understand how your airplane flies and to assist in case of an emergency.

This course is built around the Redbird Flight Simulator and is personalized to meet the unique elements of your situation, level of understanding, the specific aircraft that you fly in most often, and other factors that are important to you. Your instructor has over thirty-five years of experience, is a Master Instructor, and is recognized by the FAA as a Gold Seal Instructor.

Course Details

  • The course is Three (3) hours in length
  • The cost for this course is $149
  • The course is offered at the Aviation Instruction Simulator Training Center, Camarillo Airport
  • The course is available when it fits your schedule. Call 805-665-3242 to schedule your training or to ask any questions that you may have.


  • SAFE
  • Master Instructor
  • FAAST-FAA Safety Team
  • Evolution Aviators
  • ABS Flight Instructor Academy