I did my flight training at DuBois with Mike Descalzo. He is a fabulous teacher and communicator. I fully intend to take additional training at Dubois
Dubois Aviation is an outstanding facility and just the type of atmosphere associated with the good old days of aviation. The staff and instructors are friendly, knowledgeable, and promote an enjoyable learning experience. For most people, personal enjoyment is the reason we start flight training and the folks at Dubois work hard at making it a low stress and fun experience. The aircraft are well maintained, clean, reasonably equipped, and very price competitive. There maybe a cheaper operation out there, but I doubt it would be worth it. Chino is an excellent place to learn to fly - control tower but not too busy, plenty of runway to accommodate winds and technique, lots of really cool airplane to see, a great restaurant, and an excellent flight school in Dubois.
On February 01, 2010, I received my private pilot's license after being trained at Du Bois Aviation at Chino Airport. I am very pleased with my experience at Du Bois. It is a family operated business that provides expert training in well maintained aircraft at a very competitive rate. With safety being their top priority, I would and have recommended my family and friends to fly with Du Bois Aviation.
After researching numerous flight schools in the area, I selected DuBois Aviation as the school for me. I spoke with Lou at length regarding lessons. His friendly, no non-sense style of instruction was just what I was looking for. Lou made the journey of becoming a pilot both enjoyable and exciting. I will be going back to DuBois Aviation for all my future ratings. Lou began as my instructor, but he and his wife Pam have since become my good friends. I would highly recommend DuBois Aviation to anyone looking for a flight school.
I am a private pilot, instrument rated. Lou DuBois transitioned me from my Cessna 182 into my Beech A36TC. Wonderful experience. Then Lou acquired a Robinson 22 and Rob Clark taught me how to fly it. I passed my check ride on the first try on December 31, 2012. Flexible access to both the helicopter and Rob made my experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend both DuBois aviation and Rob Clark who is a very competent helicopter instructor.
I trained with Lou for my Private and Instrument rating and my son is currently training for his Private with Lou. Lou is a great instructor and I highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning the ins and out of being a pilot.
I must admit I approached learning to fly with a bit of trepidation. There seemed to be a lot going on, the guys on the radio were talking WAY too fast, and it seemed there were so many things to master. I was not sure I would succeed. Then I met Lou Dubois. Lou took me step by step, each lesson building on the skills I had mastered in the previous lesson. He placed simulated challenges before me along the way that were appropriate for my level of training. He explained the nuts and bolts of private piloting in down-to-earth language and examples. And he prepared me in the cockpit to handle every emergency so that I was TOTALLY prepared well before my checkride. Lou Dubois is a gifted flight instructor who prepares you and evaluates your skills honestly and candidly. He provides the necessary tutelage to transform your weaknesses into strengths and gives you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be the best private pilot in the southland. Five Stars for Dubois Aviation.
Dubois Aviation helped me achieve a long time goal of becoming a private pilot. They were very flexible with my schedule even when I had last minute conflicts. They had very knowledgeable CFIs who could not only fly well but also teach well. I will definitely be coming back to Dubois Aviation for my instrument rating. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to learn to fly or obtaining further ratings!
Just completed my Private Pilot License through DuBois with the awesome help of Cory. Cory is very professional and skillful, and more importantly, he would think in your perspective, helping you design a personalized plan of study and save money. I learned a lot of important skills that were ignored by the books. And I learned to be a safe pilot. I had chance flying with other instructors like Marg and Mike, who are also very experienced and nice. The employees there are very very accommodating and patient with my always changing schedule (they got many planes too!). I will definitely recommend Dubois and will start my instrument rating there in the coming months.
I have tried flight training at many places throughout Southern California, and Dubois was able to surpass all my expectations. Every time I walked in I felt a nice family atmosphere. My instructor, Cory Carnahan, was extremely knowledgable, able to answer every questions I had, had a flexible schedule (stayed late to accommodate my busy schedule), and cared for making me a safe and proficient pilot. With Dubois's great prices, well maintained equipment, and friendly environment I was able to learn at a comfortable pace without breaking the bank. I know that I will be doing much more training at Dubois Aviation in the future.
I completed my Flight Instructor certificate with Rob Clark at DuBois Aviation and it was one of the best training experiences I have had to date! Rob was the perfect instructor for me and this rating, I was willing to put in the work and he was thorough in teaching both the "need to know" and "nice to know" information, no corners cut. I did more work and more studying for this certificate than for any other, but Rob made very manageable. His high standards made me feel comfortable about testing on checkride day. This was the third rating I have completed at DuBois Aviation and I will be back for more!
Very Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I received my Private Pilot Certificate last year, and I am now working on my Instrument rating. Mike is an excellent CFI with extensive experience. If I had to do it all over again, I would do it again at DuBois Aviation!
As an experienced private pilot from South Africa and recently anointed PROUD USA citizen the FAA required that I retake my private pilot theory and practical test. Lou DuBois became my instructor and my friend, in his confident professional way Lou taught me to fly all over again the USA way. All the staff at DuBois Aviation are kind considerate and professional, their equipment is very well maintained and reasonably priced. I will be doing my Instrument Rating with DuBois Aviation and I would have no hesitation in recommending DuBois Aviation to you, my closest friends and family.
I really had the best time ever earning my Private Pilot through DuBois Aviation. The employees are all exceptional and really make for the best possible training experience. Everyone there is incredibly friendly and helpful from the front desk to the mechanics to the instructors. They genuinely care about their students and want to give them the knowledge and skills to become the best possible pilots while having fun doing it. I'll certainly be returning for my Instrument and Commercial ratings. I can't thank Lou and Pam enough for having such a wonderful flight school and I highly recommend DuBois Aviation to anybody looking forward to learning to fly.
I've been flying with DuBois Aviation for almost 2 years now and I have had the pleasure of flying with nearly every instructor. If you're looking to rent or get some instruction I definitely recommend stopping in and meeting the DuBois family! I've flown all over the country and they are definitely one of the best.
I received both my IFR and spin training from DuBois Aviation. They are, in one word, phenomenal. The flight school will greet you with "small town hospitality", while providing sophisticated and well informed instruction. Lessons are easy to schedule, and the school's assortment of aircraft are well maintained. The instructors and staff maintain a high modicum of professionalism, and are both friendly and knowledgeable. If you are thinking of any type of flight training, this is the place to go.
Came to DuBois Aviation to finish up my instrument rating after having tried the other schools on the field. Lou is great and provides an easy-going but no-nonsense style that made finishing up my rating much easier. The aircraft are well cared for and it shows (I've been flying the Mooney). Looking forward to getting my commercial certificate with them.
Just finished my private pilot training at DuBois. What an amazing experience! Having grown up near the Chino Airport, I always had an interest in flying a plane someday, but the whole idea seemed very intimidating. For anyone else with that same "fear of the unknown, " I'd strongly encourage you to just stop by DuBois Aviation and talk to anyone there about the process of becoming a private pilot. The instructors and staff are incredibly nice, the planes are clean and in great shape (and the rental rates are very reasonably priced), the scheduling is flexible and accommodating, and Chino is a phenomenal place to fly out of! Pat S. Was my instructor, and I'd highly recommend him. Some of the things I had to learn took me a while to get, and Pat was incredibly patient and encouraging. I look forward to getting additional endorsements/ratings through DuBois, but for now, I'm having a blast enjoying the freedom of a private pilots license. Thanks Pat and DuBois Aviation!
Really nice flight school and very nice people. Lou and Wilsam are great instructors and help make the flights fun while still teaching what needs to be taught. Also nice kept up planes to fly in. All around a good environment for aspiring pilots.
Lou and his people are first rate. More than anything, they care about the student. Other students that I talked to were happy to be there. Several, including me, had started elsewhere. I went to finish my CFI cert and the focus was both to help me be a good CFI and pass the Checkride, which I did on the first try. Thanks to everyone at DuBois.
Yet again, I am impressed. DuBois Aviation has consistently pulled through for me since 2009. Their instructors, maintenance and other personnel are extremely knowledgeable and considerate. They go above and beyond every time I interact with them. I cannot give a higher recommendation. If you want to learn to fly, this is the place. Thank you Lou and Jake for top notch training!
I enjoyed my flight training with good, flexible and friendly instructors and stuff. Aircraft are well maintained by maintenance staff.
I've been flying at DuBois Aviation for the past 2 and 1/2 years. It is very well run by both Lou and Pam. They have great instructors to choose from. I went with roman for both my instrument and commercial. He was a great instructor and will make you a great pilot. I'm currently working on my multi-engine add on with DuBois in their Seneca. Great school for any pilot from no flight time to someone looking to get back into aviation.
Dubois Aviation was a life changing experience. I always wanted to get my private but never had the correct guidance or tools. I met Lou and Pam Dubois and signed up. It was a fantastic, challenging, life changing experience. I’m now 37 and wish I would have known about them years ago! I couldn’t have done it without there guidance, patience, and friendship. They are outstanding teachers with great equipment. The environment is a relaxed family style that made learning fun. I gained the experience and made some great new friends. My family and I are currently out burning holes in the sky thanks to Dubois! Instrument rating soon....
I couldn't have found a better flight school. I went from knowing nothing about airplanes to confidently flying with my Private Pilot License in 44 hours. Lou was friendly yet very professional from beginning to the end. After talking to many flight schools at many different airports, I felt discourage and led to the fact that I would have to choose the least worst one. It took me about 10 seconds of talking to Lou, just after I had stumbled across their hangar at Chino Airport, to choose which school I was going attend. Choose DuBois Aviation and you won't regret it. If you really want to talk to me about my experience, give me a call. 909 227 6828.
I visited many flight schools before deciding to begin training at Dubois. Lou was very energetic and got me excited about learning to fly. I began my training with Trey and we developed a good relationship, he has a casual approach to teaching that is not intimidating and he is very knowledgeable and experienced. I completed my private pilot in 48 hours. Thanks Trey and Lou!
I recently earned my multi-engine rating through Dubois with Lou being my instructor. I would highly recommend Lou to anyone starting out or earning advance ratings because he is very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. The planes are kept in great shape and the facility is clean. My experience at Dubois has far exceeded my expectations. I am planning to work towards my CFI here in the future.
I had two other instructors since I started flying and I only went with them once each. I've been training with Lou since I was 13 and he is an amazing teacher! I finished my Private Pilots License with him in May and starting my Instrument and would not go with any other instructor! Lou is a great instructor to learn from.
While getting my private pilot certificate, I received lessons from multiple different instructors before finding DuBois Aviation. Lou and his staff were all very friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and prepared me to pass my checkride in a matter of weeks. If I decide to go further and attain my IFR rating, I will definitely go through DuBois once again! I highly recommend them to anyone interested in getting high quality and enjoyable training.
We came in today for a demo flight. It was awesome. The school offers a really good deal for a flight demo ($49 for 30 minutes flight or $149 for 1.5 hours flight). Customer service was excellent. The lady at the front desk was very friendly. Our instructor, Pat Sullivan, was awesome. He took his time to show us how to inspect the airplane and also what to look for. He made us feel very comfortable even though it was our first time flying. He also gave me a chance to control the airplane but I was too scared to do it 🙂 He was cool about it and tried to talk to us during the flight to help us relax. Overall, it was a very good experience. I would highly recommend Pat. Thanks for such a wonderful experience
If you want a flight school where you are always welcome and with a great atmosphere, Dubois Aviation is the place you are looking for. Everyone is helpful from Lou the owner, to the instructors and the mechanics not forgetting the support staff. Cory was my instructor through the major part of my training and was always great to work with. Every one works hard to share as much knowledge as they can to make you the most educated pilot they can. If the flying education is not enough, Lou was very helpful and educated me when I was looking to buy my own plane. Great team you can rely on.
I had visited a couple flight schools in the area when choosing a school to get my IFR rating and DuBois Aviation best fit what I was looking for. It’s a great atmosphere to learn to gain both the skills and the confidence required to fly safely while enjoying the experience as well! All the aircraft are meticulously maintained with no INOP equipment! The staff and all the instructors are friendly, knowledgeable, will answer all your questions and Lou is a wealth of information! Great School!
The BEST flight school in the SoCal area hands down! I just passed my private pilot checkride today after training with DuBois for the last year. They have awesome instructors, clean and well-maintained aircraft, and a very liberal policy on their block rates. If you're looking for flight training in Southern California, you're doing yourself (and your wallet) a disservice if you do not consider DuBois.
I found DuBois Aviation after I completed my private pilot elsewhere. I was originally only renting their Cherokees for flights with friends, but I was so impressed by their school, I decided to do my instrument rating at DuBois Aviation. The difference between them and the other flight schools I've been involved with is astounding. The instructors at DuBois are very knowledgeable, and Lou (the owner) keeps his fleet in very good shape. I did my instrument rating with Mike, who helped me finish the rating in just over the minimum time. I would recommend him to any other pilot looking to earn an instrument rating. I wish I had started with DuBois for my private pilot rating, but I will definitely continue training there for my commercial rating.
I received training of IFR rating at the school. All airplanes here are clean and well maintained so that you can fly with comfortable and reliable. Also there are so many wonderful instructors in the school. I trained with Mike and he was kind patient and attractive person to fly with. IFR training was hard for me but thanks to Mike I succeeded with minimum hours. Adding to these, Lou DuBois, president of the school, is very nice guy and has plentiful of passion for introducing joy of flying to students. I recommend the school with confidence.
I have had an excellent experience with DuBois Aviation. The airplanes are very well maintained and the rates are the lowest around. The online scheduling is easy and efficient and the Staff/CFI's are very friendly and strive to help you reach your aviation goals. I recently passed my Private Pilot check-ride and I couldn't be happier. I plan to do my instrument rating with DuBois Aviation.
Flying with Lou and his team at DuBois Aviation was perfect preparation for my ATP checkride. I highly recommend them!
I trained with Lou for my Private and would recommend him to anybody interested in becoming a pilot. Lou is a great instructor and really makes learning to fly enjoyable. I plan to be back in the air with Lou very soon to begin my instrument training. See you soon, Lou!
I've been dealing with DuBois Aviation since 2010. I had my private and IFR through them. I consider Lou DuBois the most fun person to be around, knowledgeable, loves to help, and he has the telnet to make a flight lesson a great experience. I recently got my IFR rating with the help of Mike and Cory. They're very professional instructors. DuBois Aviation became my second family, I'm there every weekend, even if I'm not flying or taking a class. I highly recommend this school for anyone seeking a carrier in aviation or just to fly for fun. Keep it up Lou.
Just completed my Private Pilots License through DuBois with the awesome help of Ana Mendivil. Ana is very professional and had a positive attitude. Ana was very organized, and was willing to work with my schedule. My first day of flight training Ana sat down and explained every requirement in detail that I needed to complete in order to get my license. Overall, I would definitely recommend Ana as an instructor if you plan on going to DuBois to get your license, you can't go wrong!
Had a great experience with DuBois Aviation, I flew about once a week and it took me a little over a year to get my private pilots license, my instructor Evan was great, very patient and knowledgeable. I still plan to continue flying with them and continue to pursue my IFR rating. (Update I have my IFR rating and working towards my commercial license. )