Welcome to SunWest Aviation!
Check out our new Accomplishments page to see who has had a recent First Solo
or passed a checkride! Congratulations to our students - we are so proud of you!
We have a new instructor!!! We are happy to welcome Cody Bjornsson - a CFI, CFII,
and MEI - to the SunWest staff. Feel free to come by and meet him.
Just the fact that you have clicked on this page indicates that you have an interest in flying. If learning to fly is a dream, or you just want to see what it's all about, why not take an Introductory Flight Lesson with one of our FAA certified Instructors? For just $119 you will handle the controls of a Cessna 172 from takeoff to landing, and see some great scenery along the way.
We have moved!
Due to the construction of the terminal on the site of our old location, we have moved to the West Side of the airport for a few months, while our future permanent location is under ongoing construction. We are located at 4349 Old Santa Fe Road; as you round the bend on Old Santa Fe, we will be in the first building on the right hand side, upstairs at the far end of the building. Parking will be streetside and directions are included below.
One of the big differences between the new (temporary) location and our old one is that we will no longer have direct access to the ramp. The San Luis Obispo Airport requires all individuals on the ramp to either have an access badge or be escorted at all times by someone who does. For those of you with airport access badges, this will be no issue; there is a walk-through door at the base of the stairs. For those of you who do not yet have a badge, you will need an instructor or staff member to let you through the gate and escort you. As a matter of convenience – not to mention a matter of necessity if you want to fly after hours –those of you without an access badge will need to acquire one. We have the forms that you can fill out, and you will need to attend a class at Airport Administration. The classes are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, and you can ask any of us for more information.
-SunWest Aviation Staff-
Directions to 4349 Old Santa Fe Road from Broad St:
1). Continue on Broad past our current location (if you are coming from downtown) and turn right on Buckley.
2). Take the first right on Santa Fe Road (about a mile down Buckley).
3). Turn right on Old Santa Fe Road.
4). Follow Old Santa Fe Road around the bend, and we will be on the far end of the first building on your right, at the top of the stairs.
Directions to 4349 Old Santa Fe Road from Los Osos Valley Road:
1). Turn left on Higuera.
2). Take your first right on to Vachelle Lane.
3). Follow Vachelle Lane until it turns into Buckley Road at the bend in the road.
4). Turn left on Santa Fe Road (3rd left).
5). Turn right on Old Santa Fe Road.
6). Follow Old Santa Fe Road around the bend, and we will be on the far end of the first building on your right, at the top of the stairs.