(626) 869-7099
Office Hours Mon - Fri : - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Weekends: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Flight Operations: 24/7

DA-40 Diamond Star

G1000 Avionics. XM Weather and Traffic. Extended Range Tanks. 150 kts cruise.

Read more


Our newest twin! Garmin G1000. XM Weather and Traffic. Leather Seats. Extended Range Tanks.

Read more

Cessna 182RG

Workhorse! 235 horse power. GPS. IFR. Fits 4 adults and full tanks.

Read more

R-22 Helicopter

Lycoming O-360. GPS. Leather Interior.

Read more

500 +





Locations (KEMT + KLGB)

12 +

Flight Instructors


Private Pilot License

Pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circum him some great pleasure.

Multi-Engine License

Temporibus autem sed quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum ut necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates.

Instrument Rating

Which of us ever  sed undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it.

Certified Flight Instructor

Our being able to do sed what we like best, every pleasure is to be ut welcomed and every pain certain circumstances.

Commercial Pilot License

Which of us ever  sed undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it.

Airline Transport Pilot

Our being able to do sed what we like best, every pleasure is to be ut welcomed and every pain certain circumstances.


More Questions

How long does it take to get a Private Pilot's License?

Even though the FAA states that a minimum of 40 hours of total time is required for the private pilot’s license, the national average is approximately 65-75 hours.

Is flying safe?

Well-built and well-maintained aircraft flown by a competent and prudent pilot make flying as safe or safer than many other forms of transportation.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit/debit and personal checks.



Mark V.

(Commercial Pilot)

My first commercial flight was when I was in the 5th grade to the Philippines - I knew. I knew, this is what I wanted to do with my life. To fly. But to do that, you need to find a place to learn to fly. With the cost involved and the dynamic experience you will need to have with an instructor flying right next to you hours on end - you don't just choose any flight club/school to learn.

SoCal gives you both. With some of the lowest rates for renting a DA-40 (G1000 and Steam Gauge) and some of the most friendly and knowledgeable flight instructors out there - they have definitely brought back the fun with flying again. Trust me, I have looked far and wide for a "home" with DA40s, and I have been met with open arms from the crew at SoCal. Not only are they easy going and professional, but they actually care about their customers. Easy to schedule with online as well! Aircraft: SoCal has a G1000 DA40 and steam gauge equipped DA40 (and more on the way!) - they are kept top notch and cleaned regularly and detailed. Each aircraft has its own toolbox with tools and oil may the event you need it. All prices are included with fuel, and if you need fuel at another destination, they will reimburse you to the amount at KPOC. Instructors and staff: From my first tour with Jeff - who was nothing but professional and understanding to my needs; to my checkout with Rick their chief pilot who has loads of flight hours and professional experience. Rick is committed to a professional safe operation of each flight and a knowledgeable experience during training. And it shows; with my flight instructor Ben who is nothing but professional and courteous with my training for my IFR rating. But one thing that all the staff have in common is the fun they put into the process. Easy going, easy to talk to - no B.S. on the instruction hours or surprise billing. TL;DR: One of the best places to train with DA40s, knowledgeable - easy going, instructors, top notch maintained planes, and KPOC is a great airport with two runways, towered with really chill+professional controllers. Not convinced? Go on a demo flight.


Marc Ahumada

Marc is a CFI with a career in aviation that spans more than two decades long. He too enjoys sharing his love for teaching others to fly. His background includes…

Gil Herrera
Chief Pilot / ATP / MEI

Gil is a CFI who has a passion for teaching students the art of flying. After retiring from his years of dedicated service to the Los Angeles County community, he…

Ruben Garay

Ruben started as a customer of So Cal Flying Club and with his passion for aviation and future goals, he worked hard in obtaining his Instructor Ratings with while flying…



Call Us Now On (626) 869-7099