Flight Training in Southern California--Sunrise Aviation
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Flight Training • Aircraft Rental • Aerobatic Instruction
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"One century of powered flight, one third of a century at Sunrise Aviation" 

 

Sunrise is a Flight Training Academy in Orange County, Southern California, committed to providing a full range of conventional and aerobatic flight instruction. We have been in business at John Wayne Airport for over thirty-five years and have gained a national reputation for excellence.

Cirrus • Cessna • Piper • Diamond • Evektor
Champion • Decathlon • Pitts • Extra

 

 
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Sunrise Aviation is pleased to announce the formation of an important new Bridge Partnership with SkyWest Airlines. Qualified Flight Instructors are guaranteed a hiring interview with the Airline.


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Why Choose Sunrise Aviation?
Sunrise was founded and is personally supervised by Michael Church, He is a nationally respected flight training authority, honored by the FAA as Safety Counselor of the Year and recognized as a Master Flight Instructor and Master Aerobatic Flight Instructor. Church has logged more than 11,000 hours of in-flight instruction.
Our Instruction Philosophy
Quality flight training demands a complex mix: stick and rudder skills, effective teaching methods, risk management, and above all, love of flying. Our Director of Training, Lyn Carlson, was honored by the FAA as Flight Instructor of the year and has logged over 8,000 hours of in-flight instruction. She is an FAA Designated Flight Examiner. Carlson heads a remarkable team of instructors: all have aerobatic experience and all love to teach.
Our Training Aircraft Philosophy
Primary flight training is best done in airplanes built for the role: two-place, light, and maneuverable. By happy coincidence, such aircraft are naturally less expensive to operate than larger models.
Sunrise is committed to operating planes designed for flight training: we offer three different models of Two-Place Trainers: SportStar, Citabria and Decathlon. No other California flight school can make a similar claim.

Sunrise is the sole flight training provider for the Orange Coast College Aviation Pilot Training Program

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NEW! Redbird Advanced Aircraft Training Device.
Motion; World-wide data base; Five aircraft configurations:
• Cessma 172S • Diamond DA40 • Piper Seminole
• Cirrus SR22 Avidyne • Cirrus SR22 Perspective •

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Local Weather
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Reported Weather at John Wayne Airport (KSNA).
Local time: subtract 8 hours.
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ASOS: 714.424.0590


Sunrise has allied with Utah Valley State University (UVSU). Through the UVSC Global Aviation Degree Program, students can receive college credits (AA and BS degrees) for pilot Certificates and Ratings earned at Sunrise. UVSC students are also eligible to apply for Federal education loans. Inquire at Sunrise, or click the banner on the right for more information on UVSC Aviation.


Newest Arrivals!--Sunrise is an Evector dealer, and we now offer the fastest selling trainer in the US--the SportStar Max--for training and rental. The fourth airplane became available in 2013.

  • Great value for the price!
  • Glass panel displays
  • Garmin technology with weather, traffic and terrain awareness
  • Ballistic parachute

Scholarships!
Sunrise offers two annual training scholarships: the Jeffrey Cheng Scholarship and the Reinaldo Beyer Aerobatic Scholarship. Contact Dispatch for more details.

Sunrise offers the newest technology:

  • Cirrus: We offer training in the SR 20.
  • DiamondStar: Three DA 40's, with Garmin 1000 technology
  • Evektor SportStar; FOUR on line! Our continued committment to offer airplanes specifically built for flight training.

Southern California Aerobatic Club!--The Club mission is to advance aerobatic flight through seminars, instructional videos, training camps and contest team support. Visit our companion website, www.aerobats.com for aerobatic news, a calendar of scheduled events and spectacular training videos.

NEW--Seminar Webcasts!
We are now offering a new series: streaming webcasts of Sunrise Training Seminars.

Listed below are some of the more visible awards that have come our way.
Staff Honors
(chronological)
  • May, 2008: The National Association of Flight Instructors honors Michael Church, Sunrise Chief Instructor, with renewal of the prestigious "Master Instructor" and "Master Aerobatic Instructor" designations.
  • August, 2007: Sunrise Senior Aerobatic Instructor Bill Hill is honored by the National Association of Flight Instructors as a "Master Aerobatic Instructor."
  • November, 2004: Sunrise Chief Instructor, Michael Church, named National Safety Counselor of the Year for 2005. This marks the second time in a decade that a Sunrise Instructor has been singled out to receive one of our nation's four top General Aviation awards
    (see Lyn Carlson, below).
  • December, 2002: Pam Hengsteler, Sunrise Assistant Chief Instructor, is presented with the "Exceptional Aviator Award" by the FAA in recognition of her career flight instructor accomplishments.
  • November, 1995: Lyn Carlson, Sunrise Director of Training, is honored by the FAA as "National Flight Instructor of the Year for 1995."

Sunrise Aviation
19531 Campus Drive, Suite 7
Santa Ana, California 92707 USA
info@sunriseaviation.com
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Voice (800) 717-4200  •  (949)-852-8850
Fax (949) 852-8866

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In-Flight VIDEO--The Sunrise Extra 300 is equipped with 3 cameras and a state-of-the-art digital recording system. Whether for vanity (we all have that) or training, the resulting DVDs are spectacular. Click the image below for a sample: "Tumbling the Extra"


INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
Sunrise is proud to offer sales and service for the following manufacturers:


EXTRA Service Center


SPORTSTAR Sales


ROTAX Service


CIRRUS Sales & Service


DIAMOND Service

 

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