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7900 BALBOA BLVD. Suite D3
VAN NUYS CA 91406
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We flew so close to the Hollywood sign it was crazy. Then right down the center of Dodgers Stadium, downtown LA, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, and Malibu. He also pointed out all of the cool houses such as Mel Gibsons (no he wasn't beating anyone outside). He also had me fly over some mountains so I could see how turbulence affected the plane. Pretty sweet stuff. He landed, and I got the steer the plane down the runway. He didn't try to push any lessons on us or anything. Great sense of humor and just a nice dude. All 20-something of him. Couldn't have asked for a better guide.
I purchased flight training for my fiancée, and let me say, he had a great time. Shane was very helpful and the overall experience was great.
This is my first review on yelp, but I had such an amazing flight, I just had to write a review. If you want the best pilot, ask for Andre Malloy. I've always dreamed of flying a plane, and Andre is the best pilot and teacher anyone could ask for. He made me and my girlfriend feel safe, comfortable, and confident. His knowledge of flight is impeccable. He was in the Air Force, and it shows. I'm now on my way to getting my pilots license, and I can't wait for my next flight with Andre!
Such a unique experience!! Toured LA, Hollywood, Santa Monica, etc and the views were absolutely incredible. The pilot was so nice and funny! Staff in the office was also incredibly sweet
Andre, our Captain, was awesome! He guided us through our flight over L.A. He was quick to ease any anxiety and make it a comfortable, safe, fun and informative experience. 5 stars all the way. Great customer service, great experience, definitely a must do in L.A. After flying all around the world in commercial planes this was the first time I actually felt I was "flying". Cannot wait to do it again!
My boyfriend has been taking flying lessons at Encore Flight School and he absolutely loves their program; he is almost done with completing the course to get his license. Last month , my boyfriend flew us to Catalina Island with Alex's ( the instructor) supervision and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had . FYI , I am absolutely terrified of flying and I would refuse traveling because I am so scared of heights and flying ; however , I couldn't believe how comfortable and safe I felt during the flight . Alex , the instructor , appeared very experienced . He is so knowledgable and he makes you feel very comfortable . A true professional ... If you are looking for taking flying lessons whether for pleasure or possibly as a career , I would HIGHLY recommend Encore Flight School . They have very reasonable prices for different packages ; They definitely would exceed your expectations.
Had my very first flight class today. My girlfriend surprised me my birthday. I was literally blindfolded and driven to the location - totally clueless. I had an amazing experience. Everything from the friendly staff, to our flight instructor to the flight trainer (Ryan - great guy!), to the simulator - down to the take-off, flight and landing. AMAZING. I decided that I'm hooked. I'll be a certified pilot before long... Thanks to Encore Fight Academy for a great experience. I'll be sure to tell my friends and you can count on seeing me on the tarmac again soon.
I want to take this time to share with anyone who maybe interested in getting lessons from an amazing pilot with such great background knowledge that not only you will feel safe but will have a pleasant company as well. I definitely and highly recommend this establishment for any flight lessons and the best pilots are hired there to teach you. I had an amazing experience and wanted to share this with the public. Enjoy the ride.
I highly recommend this flight school to anyone who wants to be a pilot, I had the best experience. This flight school has very friendly staff and nice planes. Overall great service and dedicated instructors.
I took my wife on a one-hour sightseeing flight for her birthday and it was fantastic! We took off from Van Nuys, flew past the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory, past Dodger Stadium, and then west over the Santa Monica pier and Point Dume to watch the sun sink below the horizon. The pilot, Kyle, was very friendly and a great guide, too, and the plane was comfortable.
Jonathan KILLED IT!!! he is the man!! one of my best experiences in a long time. A must bucket list to do. He gave me and m brothers an amazing smooth experience! Friendly and funny and knew how to give us thrill (which is what we were seeking) while in the air! From Florida to Los Angeles, He is the MAN with the plane! looking forward to coming back in the future
Alex is absolutely amazing! Highly recommended. They have really great airplanes, and flight simulators. I have been a customer my here for while now and I have nothing but good things to say about them. I signed up for the private pilot course, I got the full package, it came with all the books and the reading materials. I think I have total of 50 hours of flight time in my program. They have excellent customer service, place give them a visit and ask for Alex, he will give you a your and really take care of you.
We are absolutely thrilled by how professional and sharp Encore is as a flight school. They provide gracious and impeccable services that would impress a picky customer like me. I overcame my fear for flying with Encore's Diamond aircraft and simulator... thank you very much!
Excellent customer service, I have been there a few times for flight lessons. The training was amazing and views are breathtaking. My instructor was Alex, he is very experienced and made my session very comfortable. I will defiantly go back.