Stop Dreaming and Start Flying!

We have been helping students achieve their dreams of flight training since 1968 at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. As an FAA approved flight training school we have our own training curriculum, classes, and certified instructors. As a Flying Club we have 12 planes in our fleet available for your flight training.

Our flying lessons go at the pace you want to take and you can pay as you go. Since we are more than a school you can continue to use the planes you are familiar with and continue on with advanced training right here at Golden State.



Become a Garmin GNS 430/530 Master!

Due to popular demand Golden State Flying Club is sponsoring another comprehensive, 1-day Garmin GNS 430/530 GPS course on March 15, 2015 from 8:00 to 3:30. You will learn all you need to know for efficient operation & management of the GNS 430 & 530 Nav/Com GPS radios for both VFR & IFR operations including techniques that are not in the Garmin manuals!!! Even experienced GNS 430/530 pilots will probably learn something new and useful. This course will also include information useful to the Garmin GTN series users as well.

Seating is limited. Please email Barry Bardack at to reserve a seat. Cost of the course is only $75.



How to get Started

Introductory Flight Special - $99.95 - Cessna 152

2 one hour flights, FAA Flight Training textbook (200 pages), 2 ground school sessions, 2 hours of dual-instruction, and a logbook. This is an opportunity to find out what flying is like and decide if Golden State is where you want to earn your Private Pilot's License. We are open 7 days a week, call us at (619) 449-0611 to schedule when you would like to fly.

Private Pilot Ground School - $295.00 + Books

Starts April 7th, 2015, every Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9:30pm. This 11-week course will prepare you for the FAA Knowledge test and is definitely the most fun way to accomplish your required ground training. This class consists of 16 lectures, workshops, testing and graduation which provides the student with the necessary certificate to take the FAA test. Cost of all this... just $295 plus books. The FAA test is also taken here when the class has been completed. For more information, call or come by to sign up!


Call (619) 449-0611 for Professional Flight Instruction , Flying Lessons , Flight Training in San Diego, California since 1968.