We use one of the most modern, fuel-efficient, low-maintenance light-sport aircraft currently available for “primary training”: the SportCruiser. Everyone wants to be kind to Mother Nature; the SportCruiser sips fuel at roughly half the rate of a standard category airplane. Additionally, the hugely reliable Rotax engine and simple aircraft design mean minimal maintenance is the order of the day for the SportCruiser. All of this translates to savings for you while compromising nothing in terms of quality.
In addition to the SportCruiser, our school offers various other aircraft for intermediary and advanced training. We operate six standard Cessna 172s (at low hourly rates), one G1000-paneled Cessna 172S, a Cessna 172RG (a “complex” airplane), a Super Decathlon (tailwheel AND spin/aerobatic trainer), and 3 Cirrus SR20s (the most luxurious and stylish of them all). All of these airplanes mean we can provide you the flight training necessary for almost every certificate, rating, or endorsement beyond the sport and private certificate. The Instrument Rating, Commercial Certificate, CFI, Complex Endorsement, Tailwheel Endorsement, and High-Performance Endorsement are all available at Santa Monica Flyers.
Finally, Santa Monica Flyers is staffed by only the highest quality Certified Flight Instructors in Southern California, lead by Chief CFI, Scotty Weber, and GM, Oliver MacLean. The highly-experienced instructors at Santa Monica Flyers are professional, approachable, and available. They can walk you through any aviation goal you have for yourself or any aviation career pursuit. Most importantly, our CFIs are experts in training people to become proficient, safe pilots. And our friendly office staff and flight line crew are always there for you and will do whatever they can to help you progress through your training.
We ask only one thing of our students: be ready to learn!
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Santa Monica Flyers was founded in 2009. From the outset, the goal of the business was to make flying accessible, safe, affordable, and fun.
3165 Donald Douglas Loop SouthSanta Monica Municipal Airport (SMO)Santa Monica, CA 90405
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific), 7 days a week