LEARN TO FLY RESOURCES

Aspiring pilots entering this prestigious institution are on the cusp of transforming their dreams of soaring the skies into reality. The academy, renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and expert instruction, also emphasizes the importance of preparedness. Here, we delve into the essential resources and tools every flight student at Essence Flight Academy needs to ensure a smooth and successful training experience.

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Comprehensive Study Materials

The backbone of any pilot’s education is a solid foundation in theoretical knowledge. Essence Flight Academy provides an extensive curriculum covering aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, and aviation law. Students are encouraged to invest in a comprehensive collection of textbooks and online resources recommended by the academy. Embracing these materials wholeheartedly enhances understanding and application of theoretical concepts in practical flight situations.

AVIATION HEADSETS

A top-quality aviation headset is arguably the most critical piece of equipment for a flight student. The cockpit environment can be incredibly noisy, with engine, wind, and airframe noises creating a challenging environment for communication. A good aviation headset provides clear communication by significantly reducing background noise and protecting the student’s hearing. Noise-cancelling technology, comfort for long flights, and durability are key features to look for. Brands like Bose, David Clark, and Lightspeed are popular choices, offering a range of headsets to fit different preferences and budgets.

RECOMENDED AVIATION HEADSETS

BOSE A30 $1,299

BOSE A20 $1,095

LIGHTSPEED $699

DAVID CLARK $345

FARO PASSIVE $199

Kneeboards

A kneeboard is a small, flat surface that straps to a pilot’s thigh, providing a stable platform for charts, notes, and electronic devices. It’s an invaluable tool for flight planning and in-flight navigation, helping to keep information easily accessible and organized. Kneeboards come in various sizes and styles, including options designed specifically for use with tablets and smartphones.

FLIGHT SCHOOL VAN NUYS ESSENCE FLIGHT

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Based on 65 reviews
Fabian Soto
Fabian Soto
19 July 2024
Beautiful place. I was greeted with a smile. Alex answered all off my questions. I hope to study here.
Arman Navaei
Arman Navaei
18 July 2024
Absolutely amazing flight school. First of all they offer full financing option for all the training, there are few options to choose from, I think they go can finance up to 15 years. I did my private and multi engine training and financed the program for 5 years. I am about to finish my private pilot and start my multi engine program. Great airplanes, I did my private in the Diamond airplanes, they have two of them, and my multi engine is going to be in the Seminole.
Ghazal Mohammadi
ghazal mohammadi
18 July 2024
If you want to become a pilot, this the place. The instructors and the airplanes are great. I have been flying with Alex and Joe, they have syllabus they flow and training has been very organized. Also I really like the Cessnas, they have a have a lot airplanes to choose from. I highly recommend them.
Sum A
Sum A
18 July 2024
Professional, fun, amazing institution! As a doctor I was looking for a hobby to escape from my daily stresses. Flying was one of my options, but I wasn’t very serious about it. I don’t choose anything lightly without thorough research and my gut feeling. I went to Essence flight after visiting few other schools just to get some information. From the first moment that I met the staff, their planes, facility and the simulators, I knew I have found the school and the hobby was looking for. From the very first flight my instructor allowed me to control the plane by myself and I fell in love with flying! All stresses and life-issues remain on the ground when you are up there! Essence staff and specially my instructor Alex are wonderful! Thoughtful, professional, safe, and simply amazing… Going above and beyond to make you a safe pilot. Words cannot describe my experience. I tend to get distracted a lot during my initial landings from the conversations on the radio. In order to alleviate this problem, my instructor started to play Chinese radio during my landings to teach me to block out the radio distractions! I mean who does that!!!!!! I already solo’ed flying the plane by myself only after few short months and I am on my way to get my private license. I feel very confident landing on my own and I owe this to Essence flight and my wonderful instructor. I highly highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional flight school!
Brayan Medrano
brayan medrano
18 July 2024
I'm currently working on my instrument rating at essence, and it has been Fantastic so far, my instructor is Alex and he is very knowledgeable and patient with me. Making my training much easier. Their schedule availability is very flexible and I'm grateful for that due to my weird working schedules. And their staff is amazing specially Soofia she's been extremely helpful with the scheduling and any help I might need! I highly recommend essence school!!!
Emma Hatefinia
Emma Hatefinia
17 July 2024
I recently started my private pilot program with Essence Flight Academy, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, making the learning experience both thorough and enjoyable. Plus, their financing options made it possible for me to pursue my dream of becoming a pilot without financial stress. Highly recommended!❤️
Paul Barrera
Paul Barrera
17 July 2024
I just got back from my discovery flight with Joseph. I can say it was nothing less than amazing. Joseph was very informative and passionate about flying and aviation in general. I can see myself in the future pursuing a career in aviation thanks to Joseph and the people at essence flight academy.
Lakpathy Wijesekara
Lakpathy Wijesekara
15 July 2024
My experience with the Discovery Flight school was nothing short of exhilarating. As someone who has always been fascinated by aviation but never quite took the leap into flying, this introductory flight was the perfect opportunity to satisfy my curiosity and delve into the world of piloting. From the moment I arrived at the airport, the professionalism and enthusiasm of the pilot and staff were evident. They guided me through a brief but comprehensive pre-flight briefing, explaining the basics of the aircraft and what to expect during the flight. Safety protocols were clearly emphasized, which immediately put me at ease and assured me of their commitment to a secure and enjoyable experience. Once we boarded the aircraft, I was struck by the pilot's skill and confidence. Throughout the flight, they seamlessly balanced giving me the opportunity to take the controls and experience the thrill of flying firsthand, while also showcasing their expertise through smooth maneuvers and clear communication with air traffic control. The scenery from above was breathtaking; seeing familiar landmarks from a new perspective was a highlight of the flight. The pilot's narration added depth to the experience, pointing out interesting features and sharing insights into flying techniques and navigation. What stood out most was the Alex's (pilot) passion for aviation. Their love for flying was infectious, and it made me appreciate the art and science of piloting even more. When some pilots try to make it over complicate it, Alex simplified and made us feel comfortable. They patiently answered all my questions and encouraged me to explore further if I wanted to pursue flight training. Overall, my Discovery Flight Pilot experience was unforgettable. It was not just a flight; it was an introduction to a whole new world of possibilities. Whether you're a novice like me or someone considering aviation as a career, I highly recommend this program as a perfect first step into the skies.
Rakkad Alhouqani
Rakkad Alhouqani
12 July 2024
Last minute booking to surprise my wife on our honeymoon. She had no experience with flying and was scared of flying, but Alex was very easygoing and knew how to make her enjoy her first flight. Highly recommend flight school.
Odilio Lobato Estrada
Odilio Lobato Estrada
8 July 2024
Great flight school, they have the best training programs and pricing, i did a lot of research before signing up, also i was able to get financing for 5 years. they diamond airplanes are awesome. Thank you Alex and Soofia

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