Time Building


Be The Best Pilot You Can Be With Us

Building flight time in the United States can help you become a pilot anywhere in the world. The U.S. has affordable fuel, plenty of open airspace, temperate climates, and no aviation user fees.


Our goal is for you to build your hours in the safest and shortest amount of time. Get quality flying hours in the ideal conditions.

International pilots holding a valid pilot certificate from their country or from the United States may enter the U.S. under a tourist visa to build flight time providing the aircraft weighs less than 12,500 pounds and does not require a type rating. These pilots do not have to register with TSA or FAA if they have already converted to an FAA pilot certificate and are not training for additional ratings.


The Skyhawk is the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built and has achieved a reputation of the ultimate training aircraft


  • Max Speed: 123 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 111 kts


  • Maximum Range: 720 NM
  • Rate of Climb: 700 fpm
  • Service Ceiling: 13000 ft


Our rental fleet is equipped with digital instruments, smart GPS and autopilot

Build your hours with us in sunny California, USA

Fulfill your hours with our Time Building program!

Take a step out of your comfort zone and come to the United States to build your flight hours necessary to fullfil the requirements for higher ratings or simply just to enjoy your flying vacation in this beautiful scenery that Southern California can offer.

If you get your Pilot License from anywhere outside of United States, if you wish to develop your aviation education, get a new aviation profession Certified Flight Instructor and receive a unique flight experience in the most developed in the world aviation infrastructure of US airspace – Top Flight Aviation is ready to help you on the way to your dream.

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Verify the Authenticity of a Foreign License and Medical Certification

The Airmen Certification Branch must have the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) verify the validity and currency of the foreign license and medical certificate or endorsement before you apply for an FAA certificate or authorization. The processing of the Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License and Medical Certification takes approximately 45 to 90 days to complete. 

Note: Do not schedule any travel and/or checkrides, etc. until a valid Verification Letter has been obtained from Airmen Certification Branch.

How to apply ?

  • The first step in the EASA/ICAO to FAA verification process is to create an application account with the Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) and then proceed with filling out the form. 
  • You can either fill out the form electronically (preferred method) or download the application form and send it via mail.
  • Download Application Form and mail it to the address on the form.

Please include a copy of your foreign license. A copy of the foreign medical is only required if you would like a verification of both the foreign license and medical certificate.

  • Applicant submits the verification request via IACRA.

  • AFB-720 contacts the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to verify the details provided by the applicant. The CAA provides response to the FAA.

  • A copy of the verification letter is uploaded to the applicant’s IACRA account. If you submitted the form to our office by mail, we will mail or email you a copy, and provide a copy of the letter to the selected Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). The verification letter will be valid for a six month period unless the CAA specifies a shorter period or if the foreign license expires prior to the six month validation period.

  • The applicant contacts their FAA designated foreign pilot examiner, flight school or FAA FSDO office to complete the application process. The verification letter will be submitted with the application for a certificate or rating.

Get Your FAA License

Top Flight Aviation will provide assistance with through out the all verification process. Please contact us at info@topflightlessons.com or +1 (951) 335-5590

International Renter Checkout

The primary purpose for aircraft checkout requirements is to insure that a pilot renting an aircraft at Top Flight Aviation can operate the aircraft safely. It is an assessment of the pilot’s skills, with the sole objective to determine if the pilot is safe in the operations he/she usually conduct. The pilot must operate the aircraft in compliance with current Federal Aviation Regulations and procedures contained in the respective Pilot’s Operating Handbook/Flight Manual.

  • No passengers may be onboard the aircraft during the checkout.
  • The pilot must have a current Biennial Flight Review endorsement in Category and Class if it is more than two years since initial certificate issue.
  • The pilot must have a current medical certificate.

When possible, the Instructor will call the pilot prior to the flight to prebrief requirements, criteria and possible outcomes of the flight checkout.

  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Preflight Preparation/Procedures
  • Checklist Usage
  • Ground Operations
  • Flight Operations
  • Post Flight Procedures

The flight will consist of maneuvers as determined by the Flight Instructor but will include at a minimum the following:


  • Normal Takeoff
  • Power On/Off Stalls Simulated Engine Out Landing
  • No Flap Landing (aircraft with electrically operated flaps)


After completion of the flight, the Flight Instructor will debrief the pilot on assessment results and either endorses the pilot’s logbook or recommends additional flight training prior to aircraft rental.

The Flight Instructor’s assessment of the pilot’s ability to do this will be based on FAA Practical Test Standards for the type certificate that the pilot holds.

We look forward to putting you in the left seat

Whether you’re learning to fly for the first time, building time, or working towards an advanced endorsement, we offer numerous amenities that will help prepare you for success. 

What you'll need to get through your flight training or time building! 

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Reasons to go flying in the beautiful Golden State

One of many joys of being a pilot is hopping in the plane and taking off to some cool airports around the country.  Flying in Southern California will provide you beautiful sunny weather through out the most of the year. Our home base is located at Corona Municipal Airport in Riverside County. With out location being very close to the Los Angeles County,  as pilots, we’re facing one of the most challenging airspace in the world. 

Southern California TRACON is the busiest TRACON in the world with over 2 million air traffic operations a year, we are closely followed by the New York, Potomac, Northern California, and Atlanta TRACON’s. For you, as a pilot from another region or country, it will become a valuable experience that will make you a way more comfortable and experienced pilot. If you learn how to fly in Southern California -> you will be able to fly anywhere in the world with confidence. 

Improve your communication skills while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Build your hours with trips to famous cities and places such as San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Catalina Island, San Diego, etc. The list is long and we guarantee you, it will not be disappointed. 

Catalina Island

The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop on the Island, 10 miles from Avalon. It's a unique and exciting destination

LA Coastline

Cruise above busiest airports in California and enjoy beautiful views at the LA Coastline and its beaches such as Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach

Grand Canyon National Park

The airport is located 7 miles from the South Rim and 2 miles from the park entrance. Grand Canyon airport serves the number-one tourist site in the state of Arizona

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is only 1,5 hour flight from our home base in Corona, CA. There are multiple general aviation airports around the city which are very close to the Vegas Strip

International Renters

Do you need to raise your hours ?
Do you want to improve your experience and your ATC communication ?
And you want to do it with all the fun …

Our goal is for you to build your hours in the safest and shortest amount of time. Get quality flying hours in the ideal conditions.


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with 100 flight hours block purchase

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Discounted Rate when you deposit at least $2500 on your flight account

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1961 Aviation Dr, #201, Corona, CA

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Flight Training Center run by pilots for pilots. We are offering the combination of price and quality. Fly with confidence that you are getting quality and professional flight instruction at a great competitive price with Top Flight Aviation.


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If you want to fly, whether privately or commercially, there is no better place to learn than Top Flight Aviation. We truly strive to be a step above the rest providing quality professional instruction, best value, convenience and trusted safety. 

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