Affordable & Convenient Flight Training

The Flight Training You Need
At a cost you can afford.

We believe the thrill of flying should be an attainable goal for anyone with the drive to pursue it. Established in 2008, EFI has focused on creating a safe and fun environment for new and experienced pilots to learn in the most effective and affordable manner possible.

Whether you are aspiring to have a professional career in aviation or just want to learn to fly for fun, our customized training programs will help you become a safe and successful pilot.

Our 93 percent first-time pass rate is something we are extremely proud of!

For exceptional customer service in a relaxed and student-friendly atmosphere, we welcome you to stop by our flight school located at French Valley Airport (F70) in Murrieta, California to meet our friendly staff and view our facilities.

  • EFI Flight School is proud to be a Cessna Pilot Center, a flight school specially selected by Cessna that represents top-quality, professional flight training. Cessna’s online based interactive courses will help you fly through your ground training.
  • EFI is a certified PSI Testing center and able to offer any FAA written knowledge examination on-site, making your flight training experience that much more convenient.
  • EFI offers flight training programs under both FAR Part 141 and FAR Part 61.

Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your aviation goals and help create a training program that’s right for you.

Join the EFI Flight School community in Murrieta California with over 500 Certified private and commercial pilots today.

  • Speak to our team so they can learn more about your personal and career goals, your budget, and schedule your Discovery Flight.
  • Take to the skies as you begin your flight training with our fun team of experienced instructors.
  • Become a licensed pilot and watch the reactions of your family and friends as you step into the pilots seat. You’re on your way to – well most anywhere.

We believe life’s too short to be grounded when you could be flying high in the clouds. Just imagine when you are up in the sky soloing an airplane for the very first time! Now that is something your friends will talk about. Give us a call today!

Give us a call today!

Why Choose EFI?

  • Located at French Valley Airport in Murrieta, CA, we offer a dedicated flight training facility and close proximity to a variety of airports and airspace within the Southern California area. French Valley Airport is small enough that you will not feel intimidated by a fleet of huge airplanes, yet big enough and active enough to give you plenty of real-world flying experience. With an average of 276 days of sunshine and good weather, our location guarantees a consistent training schedule.

  • We are a certified Cessna Pilot Center (CPC), a specially selected FAA approved flight school that represents top-quality, professional flight training. As a Cessna Pilot Center, we offer the most professional flight training experience, including Cessna’s interactive computerized training curriculum. The online based format of the Cessna Pilot Center courses enables you to continue your education outside of the classroom and in the comfort of your own home. We’ve found that the flexibility built into the CPC programs enables our students to earn certificates and flight ratings in less time than the national average with other flight training courses.

  • We utilize the popular Cessna 150 and 172 as our primary flight training aircraft. These aircraft are easy to fly and extremely reliable, so you can be assured of the safest and most efficient learning environment around. We also offer a Diamond Eclipse, Piper Archer, Cirrus SR20, and Duchess BE76. Our fleet is maintained on-site by of our own dedicated airplane maintenance facility, which helps to control maintenance related downtime and cancellations, and ensures the utmost safety of our aircraft at all times. We are known for having one of the best maintained rental fleets in Southern California.

Meet Our Team


Dave Sowards


Stephanie Bowden
Business Operations Manager


Tom Guthrie
Flight Operations Manager/DPE

Chad Irick
Chief Flight Instructor

Connor Kisgen

Shelby Weidler

Tim Pungaew


Gabriel Winkler

Dustin Aynesworth

Marcus Mercado

Zack Tenbruin

Dan O'Neil

Tyler Wohlwend

Kylie Lennox

Regan Cunneen

Trevor Karan

Blake Hauser


Chuck Bremer
Maintenance Supervisor

Elliott Ray
Maintenance Tech

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