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 in 2009 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
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.
Miguel Puente - Owner
Airline Transport Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: A flight instructor since 2003; world-wide ferrying experience; published author in aviation books ("Checkride Prep"); and currently an airline pilot flying an Airbus A320.
Hobbies: Traveling, sports, outdoor activities, and playing guitar.
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.
Commercial Pilot, CFI
Experience: Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Seif moved to the United States to pursue his aviation career. He commenced flight training in 2011 and is currently pursuing his dream of sharing his love and passion with future pilots.
Hobbies: Hiking, football, sprinting, and cooking.
Commercial Pilot, CFI CFII MEI
Experience: A California native, Reed has been in General Aviation for over 50 years and has held a Flight Instructor Certificate since 1972. Reed has enjoyed a distinguished career as an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for over 33 years so he's well aware of what it takes to become a safe and proficient pilot. He has remained in General Aviation because he loves teaching, expecially beginners.
Hobbies: Staying in shape, Classic Cars, Home Improvement/Landscaping, Hiking, and banging on the piano.
Commercial Pilot, CFI
Experience: Originally from San Luis Obispo, Brad moved to Southern California to attend CSU Long Beach. Upon graduating, Brad worked in product development while pursuing flight training on the weekends. Brad has a deep passion for aviation and sharing the adventures of flying with future pilots.
Hobbies: Traveling, speedskating, playing basketball, and reading.
CFI, CFII & MEI
Experience: Rachel is originally from Northern California in the Bay Area. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University, where she was a four year collegiate athlete, and played short stop for the Azusa Pacific softball team. Prior to attending flight school, she had a career in the yachting industry as a chef on private sailboats and catamarans.
Hobbies: Riding her beach cruiser down the local ocean front boardwalks.
CFI, CFII & MEI
Experience: Born and raised in Long Beach, Pedro is a home grown flight instructor who loves being active. He went to school in the area and grew up living breathing and sleeping baseball. He enjoys new challenges such as cooking and dieting. He got into aviation because the freedom of seeing the city you grew up in from the sky is invigorating and it has become his passion to give that same feeling to others.
Hobbies: Baseball, Yoga, soccer, camping, and anything competitive.