Northern California’s Aircraft Specialist
You will get exactly what you need to become a trained pilot that is better and safer than most, both in the air and on the ground! Available to you 24/7, our fleet of aircraft and expert flight instructors are better and more affordable than the rest. We also provide solo aircraft rentals and aircraft type certifications at all levels. Nowhere in the world will you find single pilot affordable access to a fleet like ours.XL Aviation is now operating in Silicon Valley!
Training that is not only better and cheaper, but also safer
Our mission is to train pilots to be better and safer in the air and on the ground. Our fleet of aircraft and expert flight instructors will provide exactly what you need, whether you are just starting out or want to train for commercial aviation. We offer flight training in aerobatic, onset upset recovery, and air combat maneuvering while working with the world’s top USAF, Navy, and NASA-trained aerobatic and combat instructors right here in Livermore, California.
Beginner Aviation Training
Who comes to XL Aviation? Kids, hobbyists, commercial pilots, want-to-be commercial pilots, and military people getting experience, waiting to get into academy. We have programs for everyone, including beginners. Learning to fly helps you overcome fear. This skill carries over in life, giving you the confidence to learn new skills and build character. We have a stellar safety record, and we are simply better and cheaper than our competition!
Commercial Aviation Training
We can bring everyone up to commercial flying level and get their flight instructor certifications. This is important because pilot demand around the world is coming back. Competitors charge $90,000 for 200 hours to be a commercial pilot. XL Aviation charges only $58,000, which is 25% cheaper than the competition! We not only teach you how to fly well, but we go beyond what the FAA requires!
Solo Aircraft and Rental
XL provides all our aircraft for rent solo. Fly your plane whenever you want, wherever you want and let us take care of everything including training if you need it. Check out your entire fleet of certified aircraft. If we don’t have what you’re looking for…call me.
Leaseback and sales
Fly for free! Let your plane make you money while you fly any plane you like at XL. There’s never been a better time to own an aircraft. Whether you’re buying, selling or partnering with XL, there’s no better location in the world than Livermore Municipal Airport.
Stop by the hangar anytime and chat with Mike Henderson (925 961 6135), we’re open 24/7.
Tom Cruise’s First Love
This Beautiful Pitts S2B just added to XL’s stable.
Come to XL Aviation for training and solo flight.
Learn to Fly… Fly Well… Don’t Suck.
XL is not a typical flight school… XL is the best place to learn to fly!
Flexible aviation loan
Quick and Easy
After filling out a quick online application your students should receive a decision within 1 business day.
Private pilot’s license for as little as $150-300 a month*
Instrument rating for as little as $175 a month*
Multi rating for as little as $75 a month*
Students can borrow as little or as much as they need up to $20,000
Mike Henderson: XL Aviation Owner Operator
XL is a work of Love. For as long as I remember I’ve dreamt of flight. I’m very fortunate with the help of great Aviators to have been able to make that dream a reality….not only for me… but for many many others as well.
XL Aviation is special. We ain’t a box checking hurry up to get your license flight school. Like me, XL is Old School. Our CFI’s are some of the best in the world. We’ll teach you to fly and fly well. I’m very proud of that.
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