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The Flight School at Van Nuys makes its home at Van Nuys Airport in the San Fernando Valley, where diverse airspaces present opportunities for training in a wide array of scenarios. Some 400,000 takeoffs and landings take place at VNY each year, so while it may not be LAX or Mission San Juan Capistrano, it certainly stays busy. Pilots-in-training must learn to navigate safely amid this flurry of aeronautical activity. Developing skills are put further to the test over the L.A. Basin just south of the airport, where complex airspace requires deft maneuvering and keen vigilance. For more room to roam, students can point the school's Piper and Cessna aircraft north of the airport and practice their navigation techniques in less cluttered airspace.