Eat. Sleep. Fly. Repeat.  

We are Northern California's premier flight training, maintenance, and aircraft management company. Drop by for a cup of coffee and say hey!  

"Safety, integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do"

Those aren't just the words that have been on our front door since we opened in 2008. It's the way we treat people, the way we do business, and the way we fly. We're proud of the contributions our people have made to the aviation community, and we'd be thrilled to have you join us! Our Mach 5 family includes experienced career pilots — fighter pilots, airline captains, and more — some of whom started right here.

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We're a fixed-base operator (FBO), so that means we do a lot of stuff. Including...

Written Exams at Mach 5 Aviation

Ready to test? Register here.

We're also a certified testing center for aviation exams & more. See our full list of offered exams.


Prefer to fly upside down?

We do that too.

Our American Champion 8KCAB has inverted fuel and oil systems, and is an international-standard in aerobatic training. Our team of experienced aerobatic and tailwheel instructors would love to take you for a "spin"! 


And you don't have to take our word for it!

“Mach 5 Aviation was instrumental in helping me meet my professional aviation goals. The entire team was both professional and fun to work with, and their aircraft are clean and well equipped. It's a good place to be if you want to enjoy the experience of becoming a proficient pilot."

-Andy M.

"Mach 5 exceeded my expectations every step of the way and I felt no stress during my checkride. I recommend stopping by and seeing for yourself what they have to offer"

-Damen S.

Since 1996 I have either trained or rented with almost every FBO at Sacramento Executive, Lincoln and Auburn. Mach 5 is my favorite. Fly safe!"

- Tom O.

I've been to most of the flight schools in Norcal. I am super impressed with the teamwork here at Mach 5 Aviation.

- Mike R.

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