Make your dream reality.

If you want wings, we’ll help you get them. Since 2008, we’ve been training and inspiring tomorrow’s pilots.

“Safety, Integrity, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.”

It’s more than just a motto. It’s who we are and how we teach, do business, and the way we fly. When we show up, we’re on a mission much bigger than any one of us.

All Things Aviation.

As a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) we provide a variety of aviation services, including flight training, aircraft rental, quality maintenance and pilot gear. But we go beyond just that. Unlike most other training centers, we also offer:

  • In-house Maintenance
  • In-house FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPEs)
  • FAA Written Testing (PSI Center)
  • Experienced CFIs
  • A LARGE, diverse fleet of primary and advanced training aircraft
  • Structured FAA-approved 141 Flight Training
  • Flexible Part 61 Flight Training

Mach 5 Aviation offers both FAA Part 61 and FAA Approved Part 141 Flight Training Programs ensuring you the very best, most structured training available. 

We are also a proud partner of William Jessup University, supporting the next generation of professional aviators in commercial, military, and missionary aviation. Learn more.

Official Testing Center

As an official PSI testing center, we can proctor FAA written exams right here in-house! We also offer a variety of non-aviation exams.

Find the edge.

In addition to primary and advanced training, we offer specialty courses. Our American Champion 8KCAB is an international standard in aerobatic training. Our experienced instructors can help pilots of all skill levels refine their stick-and-rudder abilities. This includes:

  • Tailwheel training and endorsements
  • Spin training
  • Basic aerobatic training
  • Upset recovery training: offering exposure to unusual attitudes that is PRICELESS for any pilot at any level.

Gain confidence with this type of extreme flying!

From Our Happy Customers:

Instrumental in my Education!

“Mach 5 Aviation was instrumental in helping me meet my professional aviation goals. The entire team was both professional and fun to work with, and their aircraft are clean and well equipped. It’s a good place to be if you want to enjoy the experience of becoming a proficient pilot.”
Andy M.,
Commercial Pilot

Exceeds Expectations

“Mach 5 exceeded my expectations every step of the way and I felt no stress during my checkride. I recommend stopping by and seeing for yourself what they have to offer”

Damen S.,
Instrument-Rated Pilot

Professional & Helpful

“Mach 5 is a very professionally run flight school.  I did some of my primary training here and all of my instrument training.  All of the instructors that I have worked with are really helpful, and the planes are maintained in excellent fashion.  I would recommend Mach 5 to anybody looking for a flight school.”
Denise K.,
Instrument-Rated Pilot

Best in the Area

“Since 1996 I have either trained or rented with almost every FBO at Sacramento Executive, Lincoln and Auburn. Mach 5 is my favorite. Fly safe!”

Tom O.,
Private Pilot

Top Notch in Norcal

“I’ve been to most of the flight schools in Norcal. I am super impressed with the teamwork here at Mach 5 Aviation.”

Mike R.,
Private Pilot

Best Decision Ever

“My flight training was difficult, challenging, and unbelievably rewarding all at the same time. Everyone at Mach 5 made me feel welcome and treated me like part of a whole new family and lifestyle! I can’t say enough about the staff and even the other students that go through all levels of training Mach 5, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and am so grateful to everyone there for all the help and support on my journey to be PIC!”
Todd S.,
Private Pilot & Aircraft Owner

Enthusiastic & Professional!

“Everyone at Mach 5 is very enthusiastic about flying! They have made it such a fun and enjoyable experience for my husband.  Also, everyone has been very professional!”
Priscilla P.,
Private Pilot

Structured Training, Endless Support

“I started at a different airport and flight school. Dissatisfied, I went in search for a more structured training program where the instructor and staff are invested in you, supporting you, and encouraging you. I found it with Mach5. This school encourages you to hang around and get to know other students and pilots. Making these connections helped everyone during their training. My instructor was above and beyond knowledgeable and now I am a pilot. I could not be more pleased with my flight school experience at Mach 5.”
Candace F.,
Private Pilot

A Community

“Mach 5 Aviation is an excellent place to learn to fly. It is very much a family atmosphere where we all help each other, including volunteering for the air shows and pilot programs. I learned so much and would highly recommend Mach 5 to anyone interested in learning to fly an airplane.”
Mary C., Private Pilot & Aircraft Owner