Spitfire Aviation opened its doors on March 1, 1999. The goal was simple: create a fun, safe, professional, and affordable place for people of all ages and walks of life to learn to fly. Today, our goal remains the same. We are proud to offer you flight training that caters to your needs, no matter your age or background.

Our diversified staff of both male and female instructors are here to help you follow your aviation dreams. Our one-on-one training is tailored just for you, our ability to work with various schedules and learning styles is why we have successfully trained more pilots than any other flight school in the Santa Barbara area. We pride ourselves on creating a teaching environment that encourages our students to reach and exceed their flying goals.

Many of our students continue their training after earning their Private Pilot’s License. Dozens have gone on to become professional airline pilots. Others have purchased their own planes. We’ve worked with students from 9 to 74 years old, and everyone in between.

With 15 years of experience, Spitfire Aviation is Santa Barbara Airport’s longest operating flight school. We have more combined flight hours and have trained more pilots than any one else in the area. We look forward to working with you!