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Some time ago the majority of pilots learned to fly in the military. But as flying grew, more and more flight schools began to take root around the country allowing anyone to "Learn to Fly."
At Santa Monica Airport, you can earn your Student License and solo with as little as 20 hours of flight time and earn a Private Pilot's License in just over 40 hours. Many pilots go on to earn their Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine Rating. A select few go on to earn their Commercial License, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI Instrument) Licenses.
Listed below is contact information for the current flight schools operating at the Santa Monica Airport. If you're not sure if flying is for you; but have always wanted to give it a try, call one of the flight schools below and ask to schedule a "Discovery Flight."
Flying Clubs are an inexpensive way share the cost of flying with other pilots, without having to rent an airplane.
3025 Airport Avenue #11 Santa Monica, CA 90405
Founded in 1956, Air-Spacers is Santa Monica's oldest flying club. Offering four aircraft in a friendly, supportive club environment limited to sixty-five members, Air-Spacers is a fun and affordable way to enjoy general aviation.
Fixed Base Operators (FBO)
Fixed Based Operators provide pilots, passengers & crew with valuable products and services essential to flight. Commonly called "FBO's", these companies are often responsible for the fueling of aircraft, delivery of oil, oxygen, catering, ground transportation, aircraft washing/detailing, aircraft maintenance, flight training, pilot supplies & more. FBO's often help make arrangements for overnight stays, transportation to and from local businesses and generally provide 24-hour service.
2501 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Located on the South West corner of the Airport, American Flyers has both Line & Self Serve 100LL. There is NO JET-A Fuel at American Flyers. American Flyers FBO is generally used by Singles & Piston Twins.
2828 Donald Douglas Loop North, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Located midfield on the North Side of the Airport, Atlantic Aviation offers both Jet-A and 100LL aviation fuels. The Atlantic Aviation FBO is generally used by jet aircraft but often has space available for a few singles and twins.
Good maintenance of your aircraft is important. And, whether you're looking for an annual inspection, a complete overhaul or new avionics package; chances are what you're looking for can be found at one of Santa Monica Airport's Maintenance facilities.
Listed below is contact information for the current maintenance facilities for general aviation aircraft at the Santa Monica Airport.
Angel Flight West
3159 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Located in the lower level of the General Aviation Building, Angel Flight is a charitable flying organization providing free air transportation on private aircraft in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
Angel Flight West provides free transportation to medical treatment for people who cannot afford public transportation, or who cannot tolerate it for health reasons. Angel Flight also flies missions in response to other compelling needs. Angel Flight West accepts requests from individuals and health care professionals such as social workers or physicians.
Aircraft Sales Companies based at the Santa Monica Airport.
Aircraft Charter Companies fly under FAR Part 135 located at Santa Monica Airport.
Last updated: 12/19/2011