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I was reintroduced to general aviation in 2013 and decided that it was time to get my private pilot’s license.  Fortunately, a good friend introduced me to Santa Paula Airport and CP Aviation.  I trained with Judy Phelps, Owner of CP Aviation and instructor Mark King.  The aviation community and atmosphere there is very supportive, it is the perfect place to learn to fly.  As all pilots know, a pilot’s license is a license to learn to fly.  There is always more to learn.  CP Aviation offers advanced flight training: tailwheel, Emergency Maneuver and Aerobatic training.  I recently had the pleasure of completing the EMT training at CP Aviation. It was a great confidence builder, has improved my pilot skills and was great FUN!

Lisa Kienholz

Hi Mark, Hi Judy

I’m finally back in cold and snowy Switzerland and I would like to say thank you for the great time I had at CP Aviation again. I’m sure I improved my flying skills and made a lot of new experiences! Very friendly and helpful staff, well maintained aircrafts and beautiful Santa Paula Airport! Hope I will be able to visit CP Aviation again in future.

Thanks again all the best!


In 2015 I was selected as the Vickie Cruse Memorial Scholarship winner for CP Aviation’s full EMT/Acro course developed by Rich Stowell. I received the news with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. CP Aviation’s reputation is well known, reaching all the way out to New York State where I live and work as a flight instructor. I knew I was being offered an a superb opportunity, but I worried whether I’d be up for the challenges presented by Emergency Maneuvers Training and Aerobatics, especially given some powerfully negative experiences I’d had in the past.

I’ve been flying for more than 25 years, and and have made my living in aviation for decades. Over the years, I developed some cynicism about flight instruction, especially when somebody claims to have all the answers. I am delighted to report that CP Aviation exceeded all my expectations. Judy Phelps and her team presented a challenging course that required me to fly at my best, but always gave me the tools I needed to understand the material and succeed. The aircraft were clean and well maintained, ready for dispatch and flew beautifully. With a waivered aerobatic box just a few miles off the end of the runway, we didn’t waste any time shuttling back and forth to the practice area. Most importantly, the teaching was highly professional. The material was presented in a way that provided ample time for discussion, and I always knew exactly what was going to happen before we strapped into the airplane.

Judy and Mark (King) stayed focused on making sure I was learning as much as possible, and didn’t waste any time trying to impress me, show off or polish their own egos. They challenged me to think about being “in control” in new ways, and I flew both harder and better than I ever have before. I came away from the experience with a tremendous sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. I know that I am a better pilot and a safer flight instructor thanks to the training I received there.

Wayne Bezner Kerr CFI/MEI/DPE

Emergency Maneuver Training - Barbara Filkins

August 29, 2017 - CFI Mark King 
251 Hits

First Solo - Ivory Okleasik

August 11, 2017 - CFI John Gentzle 
410 Hits

First Solo - Bubba McDaniel

 August 7, 2017 - CFI Mark King
334 Hits

Private Pilot - Benny Emeterio

 August 10, 2017 - CFI Berkeley Brandt
384 Hits

Tailwheel Endorsement - Bob Harding

August 5, 2017 - CFI Rochelle Oslick 
249 Hits

First Solo - Colton Gregory

 July 5, 2017 - CFI Charles Steiger
263 Hits

Certified Flight Instructor - Brennan Johnson

July 4, 2017 - CFI Mark King 
452 Hits

First Solo - Derek Hutchison

July 15, 2017 - CFI Aravni Khachikians 
270 Hits

First Solo - Jason Keck

July 5, 2017 - CFI Charles Steiger 
156 Hits

Tailwheel Endorsement - Alison Barker

July 19, 2017 - CFI Rochelle Oslick 
326 Hits

Tailwheel Endorsement - Chuck Williams

 July 9, 2017 - CFI Mark King
271 Hits

Emergency Maneuver Training - Janie & Justin Thomas!

​July 7, 2017 - CFI Mark King
166 Hits

Private Pilot - Eric Stanton

July 10, 2017 - CFI Aravni Khachikians 
295 Hits

Private Pilot - Jacob Hooper

 July 10, 2017 - CFI John Gentzle
145 Hits

Tailwheel Endorsements Justin & Janie Thomas

June 29, 2017 - CFI Rochelle Oslick 
259 Hits

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