Whether you come to fly solo in the #1 high-performance tailwheel planes like an Extra or a Pitts, or to advance your stick and rudder skills, XL Aviation will meet your needs. We work with the world’s top USAF, Navy, and NASA trained aerobatic/combat instructors right here in Livermore, California.
Northern California's Tailwheel Aircraft Specialist
Tom Cruise’s First Love (Pitts S2B Serial # 5304)
Upset Avoidance & Recovery Training
We designed our UART program to provide the pilot mental and physical preparation for recognizing and reacting to situations leading to Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-1). The course provided by XL Aviation’s highly trained and experienced CFI’s will provide the pilot with various upset scenarios typical of those the pilot will encounter. We train piltos to understand the aerodynamics as well as the physical and mental aspects of each situation. The course is in line with ICAO and FAA expectations and is highly recommended for pilots at all levels.
Improve your skills as a pilot while you fly formation with other aircraft. Formation flying is an acquired skill that will make you a better pilot … period. What you will learn from XL Aviation’s military trained CFI’s will enhance your overall stick and rudder skills. It will also expand your situational awareness capabilities. And yes, we train for FAST (Formation and Safety Team) certification.
We participate and are proud supporters of the Memorial Squadron