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My son and I went to CP for a week in October of 2011, to take aerobatics. My instructor was Judy, and she deserves every bit of being a Master CFI. Judy is really good at instruction, not only in the air but on the ground as well. She even invited us to attend the award ceremony when she received Master CFI for the 2nd time. I learned a whole lot, and even came away with a Spin Endorsement. I also learned a lot on tail wheel techniques. I didn’t get signed off because i was there for aerobatics. I am thinking of returning there as now i can drive there in a day to finish my tail wheel, and i will pay the extra for Judy, as she is worth it. She has lots of patience with her students and is always plesant, and in sync with her students. You cannot go wrong taking lessons from CP. Ron
Ronald Malavotte
Using the Michael E. Blackstone Memorial Scholarship from the Fullerton 99s was an AERODYNAMICALLY ENLIGHTENING experience. Couldn't ask for finer aircraft or instructor and cannot wait to complete Module 3! Thanks Judy :-)
Dana Glidden
So for my 40th birthday my lady got me an aerobatic flight. Something I had always wanted to do. So it was scheduled for my birthday, we showed up and everyone in the front office was simply down to earth, friendly and kind. I meet my pilot Mark, now that guy is one funny person. He is an amazing pilot! I had the best birthday ever thanks to everyone at CP aviation! Hands down the best experience ever!
Jon conley

Needed my spin endorsement for my CFI rating. Mark King did my instruction and he was wonderful. Fun to fly with and very knowledgeable. A highly recommended "eye-opener" course that I believe everyone should do at least once (better still regularly).

Ian Shere
Had an introductory Aerobatics flight with CP. Fantastic facilities and Instruction.
Peter Hodgkins

Local Flying

Local Flying Tips for Flying Safely in the Aerobatic Box, East of Santa Paula.

1. What is the extent of the aerobatic area?

The waivered aerobatic area is outlined on the map above. For exact coordinates, see the Special Notices section of a current Chart Supplement Southwest US.

2. When is the aerobatic area active?

The aerobatic area is likely to be active from sunrise to sunset whenever the weather is VFR.

3. What are the altitudes specified in the waiver?

Waivered aerobatic activity is confined to the block of altitude beginning at 1500 feet AGL up to 5500 feet MSL.

4. Can anyone use the aerobatic area?

Yes and no: anyone can fly in and through the waivered area; however, ONLY THOSE PILOTS AND AIRPLANES SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY, and adhering to the provisions of, a waiver issued by the Van Nuys FSDO can perform aerobatics legally in the valley East of Santa Paula.

5. How can I tell if the aerobatic area is active?

a. If it’s day VFR, assume aerobatic flight is in progress in the waivered area.

b. Contact Point Mugu Approach on 124.7 and ask if the area is active.

c. Pilots in aircraft with radios are encouraged to monitor 122.775 when transitioning through the valley. Simply transmit in the blind, “Santa Paula Aerobatic Area, is anyone out here?” or something similar.

6. How can I minimize the risk of a close encounter with an aerobatic airplane in the area?

a. Look outside!

b. Assume the area is active at all times.

c. Avoid flying straight down the center of the valley at 3,000 feet MSL — most aerobatic activity occurs 2,000-4,500 ft MSL between SZP and Fillmore. Aerobatic pilots from VNY typically fly over Newhall area. Local aerobatic pilots also tend to divide the practice area into two parts: North of the 126 FWY, South of the 126 FWY.

Whenever conditions make it safe to do so, the best plan would be to fly over the top of the freeway or along the foothills on either side of the valley.

7. How many aerobatic airplanes might be in the waivered area at any one time?

Particularly during the weekends in the summer months, it’s possible for the area to have as many as 3-4 airplanes performing aerobatics pursuant to a waiver at the same time! Again, keep your head on a swivel and monitor 122.775 if you can.

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