About Us

We have devoted our lives to aviation. From ferrying to flight instruction to the airlines, the various types of flying have helped us become professionals when it comes to flight training.

We started Pacific Air after working for several flight schools and realizing that many students weren’t getting what they signed up for. Flying is supposed to be a fun experience, and when you train with us, our goal will be to ensure you become a safe pilot and have fun in the process.

We have always put all our efforts into developing an easy learning system that allows students to absorb all the knowledge required for their training. Whether it’s learning the basics of a private pilot or learning the systems of a regional jet, our training systems will help you learn tough material in no time! By incorporating popular mnemonics, memory aids, and using helpful diagrams, you will notice that learning a difficult subject will be easier than you thought.

Whatever your flight training needs are, we are confident that you will enjoy every second of training at Pacific Air Flight School. Remember, our priorities are to make you a safe pilot, while making it a fun experience… Happy Flying!


Our Flight Instructors
Miguel Puente - Owner
Airline Transport Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: A flight instructor since 2003; corporate flying experience; current airline captain; published author in aviation books ("Checkride Prep"); and world-wide ferrying experience.

Hobbies: Traveling, sports, outdoor activities, and playing guitar.
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Jason M. Jeffery - Owner
Airline Transport Pilot, CFI CFII
Experience: Flying since 2008; corporate experience; ferrying experience; extensive flight instruction experience; a Gold Seal instructor with a high pass rate for all his students.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, snowboarding, fishing, outdoor sports, shooting, and recreational flying.

Michael Ha
Commercial Pilot (Land & Sea), CFI CFII
Experience: Michael has been flying since 2009. With extensive flight instructor experience under part 141 and 61, Michael specializes in international students and accelerated training courses.

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, sound engineering, traveling, fantasy sports.

Zach Ruhl
Commercial Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: Zach has been flying since 2000, when he earned his Private Pilot's License at the age of 17. He's always excited to help new students reach their flying goals and enjoys the flying environment in Southern California.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, cycling, camping, hiking, sailing, and traveling.

Justin Fisk
Commercial Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: Originally from Maine, Justin started flying in 2005 at age 14 and earned his Private Pilot License at 17. He's currently pursuing an Aviation Management Degree from Florida Institute of Technology.

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, reading, working out, and flying of course!

Reed Novisoff
Airline Transport Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: Reed has been flying for over 45 years and has accumulated over 20,000 hours. Reed enjoyed a 33 year career as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner having given over 6,000 Certification Flight Tests to Pilots and Flight Instructors.

Hobbies: Playing piano, gardening, working out, and spending time with family.

Have questions? Ready to go flying?

Contact us today!