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Tractor Air Services

At Tractor Air Services, we know what it takes to enhance our students’ education. Our unique approach to learning and top quality faculty makes Tractor Air Services more than just a campus. It’s a life experience. Find out what sets us apart. We invite you to explore our dynamic and diverse community, and stop by the school for a visit at your convenience.

Changing the World

Our Philosophy

Ever since 2006, Tractor Air Services has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment. Our unparalleled teaching methods help to launch students into the successful future they have always dreamed of. Tractor Air Services are located in Silicon Valley. We encourage both staff and students alike to grow, learn and create each passing day.


What’s Coming Up

Meet the Staff

Chris Tavenner has been a flight instructor since 2006.

Chris is certified with the FAA as an Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor for Instrument, Single Engine and Multiengine Land aircraft and is also rated in Citation Jets, Seaplanes and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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Getting Started

Contact us for a preliminary consultation. Your pathway to achieving your dreams are a lot easier than you may have thought.

Your First Flight

Your first flight is where it all begins! 
We will guide you through the basics of preflight, aircraft controls and flight instruments, and before you know it you will be at the controls and enjoying the freedom of the wild blue yonder.

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The Latest Lowdown

Achieve Higher IFR Proficiency

The instrument rating is probably the most challenging step-up in aviation. With the rating in your pocket, how can you make flying easier and more satisfying? How to stay proficient? Chances are your CFII started you out with most of the following recommendations but they may have become a bit hazy over the years—so let’s refresh.

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Flight Training in Marginal VFR: Do It!

VFR-into-IMC accidents continue to rate high in aviation's hit parade and data shows that VFR-only pilots have poor weather analysis skills. Flight training needs to include and integrate weather evaluation with each lesson along with dedicated training in marginal VFR weather.

Loud, Clear, No Fear

Getting a handle on radio communications takes a little bit of confidence, but it can make a world of difference in your dealings with ATC.

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Book your first flight!

If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.

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San Carlos and Palo Alto, CA, USA