Welcome to Sunset Flying!

Our goal is simple: To create safe pilots for fun, or for career, one student at a time.


Since we opened our doors in 2004 Sunset Flying has been helping students fulfill their potential. We do this through personalized 1on1 instruction,using a written curriculum, that is scenario and safety based.  We are the only school in Southern California to teach flying in this way. Our curriculum is designed by one of only 14 Master Instructors in California.  If you want to train with the best program with Instructors that are accomplished professional pilots, we are the school for you.

Our Staff

Gary Reeves, ATP,


He is one of only 14 Master Instructors in the State of California.  He hast trained over 200 students and was the 2014 Instructor and FAA Safety Team Rep of the year for the Long Beach Area.

Dawn Gordon, ATP, CFI

She has over 7000 hours as a previous airline captain.

Test Preparation

  • Practice Written Tests
  • Mock Checkrides
  • FAA Written Testing Center
  • We can get you ready!


We are the only flight school in southern california that uses a SAFETY-BASED written curriculum. 

Our chief pilots is also a Lead Representative for the FAA Safety Team.read more

Our Instructors

All of our instructors have over 5000 hours and are Airline Transport Pilots.  Why train with low-time amateurs?  If you want the safest and best, train with Sunset Flying. read more