About Checkride Prep
Established in 2017, we decided that we wanted to share our love with aviation with others looking to pursue their dreams. We are based out of Camarillo airport in beautiful California. Our love for adventure and flying led us to share the knowledge and experience to those around us and we would love the opportunity to help you achieve your aviation goals. At Checkride Prep we specialize in online ground training and also offer traditional in residence ground training, flight training, instrument courses, and even CFI prep classes. Our team of certified instructors is excited to have the opportunity to train with you!
Checkride Prep LLC
50 Durely Ave
Camarillo, CA 93010
Tel (805) 586-2801
Flight Training, Ground Instruction, and Online Classes
Instructors & Staff
David Tushin has always been about soaring to new heights quite literally. As a pilot who has climbed the ranks of the cockpit since 2002, David is an ATP, CFI, CFII, AGI, IGI, & Gold Seal Instructor, who has most recently authored his first book, “The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Private Pilot”. David spends his days (& nights) as the chief flight instructor at Liberty Aviation & teaching courses for his LLC, Checkride Prep. Prior to teaching, David could be found flying professionally as a first officer on the Embraer E-175 for Compass Airlines, based out of LAX. While he loved being a private pilot, David wanted to give back in some way.
Flying in the Pacific Northwest for nearly two decades, he finally decided to leave his role as a project manager in the corporate world back in 2017. The decision was an easy one to make after David spent some time giving flight instructions to a diverse group of students in California. During the lessons, he was working on the ground with the students, helping them to prepare for their checkrides. It was at that time he realized he had a passion for helping beginner pilots learn the ropes & turn their interest into a career; just like he did.
In two years of instructing & launching his LLC, David has had the opportunity to conduct fifteen private pilot & instrument ground schools, along with a variety of seminars. With a proven track record of successful prep courses, David & Checkride Prep have helped nearly fifty students pass their checkrides with a focus on oral prep. The students who passed went on to fly everything from Private to CFI. In the little free time David has, you can find him flying his co-owned Cessna 182 through the backcountry & mountains with friends.
An Economic graduate from California Lutheran University, some may think that the reason David’s biggest influences are Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, & Elon Musk, is because of their wealth & success. On the contrary, David idolizes them most for their ability to transform a vision into a plan that can truly help others, which he strives to do through his own business every day. In the world of flight, David is a true force to be reckoned with. Housing a myriad of experiences throughout his career, none of them mean more than the satisfaction he gets from helping a student pass their checkride.
David Tushin, ATP CFII
Chief Flight Instructor & CEO
FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor
Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII)
Airline Transport Pilot
Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI)
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