The Tutima Academy is based at the Mesa Del Rey airport (KKIC), in King City California. Located in the heart of the scenic Salinas valley along California’s central coast, King City can boast some of the best flying weather in the US. The nearby Pacific Ocean keeps the weather mild, and the Big Sur mountains to our West block most of the winter rains from spoiling our flying. King City averages more than 360 days of flyable VFR weather per year.

With two large practice areas available just minutes away from the airport, transit time during training sessions is kept to a minimum.


Driving to King City takes about 1.5 hours from Monterey, 2.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and just under 5 hours from Los Angeles.

Most of our students airline into the SF Bay Area (San Jose (SJC), Oakland (OAK), or San Francisco (SFO).