Pacific Flight Aviation at John Wayne Airport

At Pacific Flight Aviation, we are privileged to base our operations out of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. As one of the most complex airspaces in the world, Southern California is the ideal training ground for flight courses. Flying here will prepare students for flying anywhere.

California features 25 primary airports and this means a variety of training opportunities for flight students. To top off generally sunny weather, Southern California provides challenges and opportunities of navigating both small and large airports in metropolitan and suburban cities.

John Wayne Airport (SNA), the only commercial service airport in Orange County,  serves millions annually. Originally a privately-owned airport in the 1920’s, it evolved into one of the largest airports in the state. Although significantly smaller than Los Angeles International Airport, SNA completed nearly 200,000 general aviation operations in 2016. More than 500 general aviation aircraft are based here, along with 7 of the nation’s largest commercial airlines.

Whether you’re just starting your training or building your career in aviation, you’ll want to fly out of one of the most prestigious airports in the country. This year, Money listed John Wayne Airport as the best airport in the United States. In recent years, TripAdvisor, Travel + Leisure and J.D. Power have awarded SNA for excellence on all levels.

Between the extensive on-site services, from hangars, aircraft maintenance and fueling, to the variety of aircraft that fly from SNA, including commercial, private, fixed-wing and helicopters, John Wayne creates a community of aviation experts who are eager to expand pilot availability.

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