US Will Face a Staggering Shortage of Pilots

According to a recent study by Boeing, the US will need 87 new pilots per day to avoid a Staggering Shortage of pilots over the next two decades. This will open huge doors for new pilot careers. See the post:

Is Santa Monica Airport Closing?!

The city of Santa Monica has been in talks with the FAA and other agencies for a little over 60 years about the idea of closing Santa Monica Airport. In the 1980’s talks resulted in a settlement to keep the airport open for 30 years. Last year the City of Santa Monica City Council voted, … Read more

Justice Aviation Closes

After a long battle with the City of Santa Monica, Justice Aviation closes the doors of Justice Aviation after 25 years of operation. Beloved owner, Joe Justice and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) settled with the city with an agreement to close the doors of the long seemed sad but relieved. Students and Flight instructors … Read more


Safety is the number 1 priority at Santa Monica Flyers. We service our airplanes on a rigid inspection schedule and weave safety throughout every aspect of our training curricula. Our Certified Flight Instructors mantra is “making safe pilots of tomorrow”. Check out some of our most valued training resources:


Founder & President Charlie Thomson moved to Los Angeles from Scotland in 2007. He started Santa Monica Flyers in 2009 after realizing that flight schools were either too expensive or they operated aircraft that are “unpleasantly old”. Douglas Thomson, the older and much more handsome brother of owner Charles, is as experienced as they come. … Read more