Published on The Ventura County Star in Business on March 19, 2016
Flight school OK'd to issue licenses
Camarillo-based Channel Islands Aviation Flight School has received examination approval from the Federal Aviation Authority, the family-owned business said.
FAA examination authority means flight school has the privilege to conduct end-of-course checks and testing for student pilots and to issue pilot licenses. An outside FAA-designated pilot examiner previously had to conduct the exam.
"One advantage of receiving examination approval is the scheduling end-of-course checks. We don't have to wait for an outside examiner's schedule to coincide with a test date," said David Koble, the flight school's chief flight instructor, who will be issuing pilot certifications. "We can streamline student activities and the test dates. It's more expedient."
Started in 1976, the Channel Islands Aviation Flight School offers private pilot, instrument rating, commercial single engine, certified flight instructor, and advanced ground instructor courses. A youth aviation academy is offered in the summer.