OpenAirplane offers a Universal Pilot Checkout that allows partnered FBOs and flight schools around the country to easily verify your credentials, making renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. It’s free to join!

Whether you are looking for a new place to fly to, information about aircraft, planning your next flight, or how that new medication might affect your certificate, all the resources that support your desire to fly are here.

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The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system. 

AirNav is a free flight planning resource that provides up-to-date airport and fuel prices information, communication frequencies, navigation and runway details, and an extensive listing of FBO services and features.

On the ground and in the air, pilots worldwide depend on ForeFlight Mobile for flight planning, charts, weather, airport information, document management, flight logging, synthetic vision, and more.

To hold a Private Pilot license and above you are required to pass a medical exam by an approved aviation medical examiner. Click the following link for a list of FAA examiners we recommend:

Local FAA Medical Examiners

The FAA MedXPress system allows anyone requiring an FAA Medical Certificate or Student Pilot Medical Certificate to electronically complete the FAA Form 8500-8. Information entered into MedXPress will be transmitted to the FAA and will be available for you to review at the time of your medical examination.

By completing four simple steps, eligible pilots can now fly under FAA's BasicMed rules. Review AOPA BasicMed Pilot and Physician Guide (PDF 651 KB) and BasicMed FAQs (PDF 284 KB) to see if you're eligible to take advantage of BasicMed. If you held a regular or special-issuance medical anytime on or after July 15, 2006, you are likely eligible to fly under BasicMed.

Pilot Finance, Inc. is a private company that provides student loans for pilots to use to fund the cost of training from Private Pilot to ATP ratings. A privately owned company, Pilot Finance, Inc. was started in early 1999 by experienced finance professionals, who loved flying. Flight training financing is the only thing they do. Their programs give students the oppurtunity to earn their wings with affordable, level monthly payments.

There are many resources for renter insurance. We recommend Avemco and AOPA for the most affordable rates, however we will accept others as long as they meet the requirements. EFI requires that you carry at least $30,000 in hull liability.

EFI Flight School is also partnered with PSI-CATS to provide our customers with the written FAA Airman Knowledge Testing Exams. These exams are given in a controlled, comfortable testing environment. or Airman Knowledge Exam Registration, call (844) 704-1487.

Located at French Valley Airport, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while watching planes take off and land. The cafe also hosts a full bar and weekly entertainment.