Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CFI Positions

Channel Islands Aviation has multiple Flight Instructor positions open. CFII/MEI preferred, minimum 300 hours total time. Full and part time positions available. Please send your resume to Sarah Oberman Bartush at

Monday, June 30, 2014

4th of July Hours

Happy 4th of July from all of us at CIA! We will be open from 7:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, July 4th. If you'd like to fly after hours please make prior arrangements with the Flight Desk by calling 805-987-1301 x 0 or drop them a line at

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Office Paint

Please excuse our offices as we are in the process of painting this week, May 12th - 16th!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Academy Scholarship

We are pleased to offer one scholarship for a teen to attend our Youth Aviation Academy this summer! The lucky recipient will get to attend the June 18th or July 9th Basic session and will receive a pilot logbook, simulator lesson and flight lesson!

To enter please have your son or daughter write a one page essay as to why he or she would like to take flight lessons. Must be between the ages of 12 and 16 years old to participate. Parents must consent to teen's participation in the program and flight lesson.

Original deadline was April 30th but it has been extended to May 15th at 5:00pm. A winner will be announced Friday, May 30th. For more information please contact Sarah Bartush at 805-987-1301 x 126 or

SkyWest Airlines Recruitment

SkyWest Airlines will be here Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00am for a pilot recruitment event! Full interviews will take place in CIA's conference room. For more information, please visit the company's website

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Hours

Our hours of operation for the rest of 2013 will be from 7:00am to 6:00pm and we have special hours for upcoming holidays:

Christmas Eve: 7:00am to 1:00pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 7:00am to 4:00pm
New Year's Day: Closed

Happy Holiday & New Year from all of us at CIA! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Help re-open Santa Cruz Island

The Channel Islands National Park has just released their General Management Plan (GMP) outlining the park use over the next twenty-five to forty years. Park officials had indicated they would include an option of reopening the airstrip on the East end of Santa Cruz Island for public access as part of this plan. Unfortunately this did not happen and as a result we need your help lobbying park officials.

If the airstrip were to be reopened, CIA could again take the public to Santa Cruz Island. The East end strip is less than a fifteen minute flight from the Camarillo Airport which will make trips a fraction of the price of our current trips to Santa Rosa Island. The island offers water sports such as snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking as well as scenic hiking trails with views of Anacapa Island. Access to East Santa Cruz is currently available only by boat and we believe the public deserves an airplane transportation option.


Please click here to visit theNational Park's website that is set up for public comment regarding the GMP. Please mention that you would like to see public access to the East end of Santa Cruz Island by airplane included in the GMP. All comments must be received by January 9, 2014 so please make yourself heard right away.

We sincerely appreciate your efforts to help us in our campaign. Santa Cruz Island is a large part of our history as our first flight to the island was in 1975 which later lead to our founding and is the reason for our name.