When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. ~ Henry Ford

Sparta Aviation

West Michigan's Premier Flight Training

The Sparta Aviation Flight Training teams welcomes you.  We are a team of professional flight instructors that include Mark Schmitt, who has 40 years of flight experience as an airline captain, flight instructor, airplane mechanic and owner of Sparta Aviation Flight Training.  We also have Jake Mediema, Gabe Quinn, and Andy Carlson on the crew with decades of combined experience to help you earn and pilot certificate from private pilot to certified flight instructor.

Flight Training

Learn to fly, whether you're looking to obtain your private or commercial pilot license.

Our Aircraft

Check out the aircraft in our hangar, and learn to fly on aircraft for your skill level!

Meet Our Crew

Learn to fly with professional flight instructors: Mark, Jake, Andy, and Gabe