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

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Mark Schmitt

Owner, Flight Instructor, Mechanic, DPE

Hi Everyone I’m Mark Schmitt, owner of Sparta Aviation Services. I’ve been a flight instructor for over 40 years and teaching at Sparta airport for over 15 years. In addition to flight instruction, I also work as an A&P mechanic fixing our planes, and as a Designated Pilot Examiner doing check rides for new private pilots. When not working at Sparta Airport I am an American Airlines Boeing-787 captain. I look forward to talking with you about learning to fly

Jacob Dendulk

Flight Instructor

Hi my name is Jacob. 

Zak Schmid

Flight Instructor

Zak 

David Rozelle

Flight Instructor

Hey future pilots! My name is David, and I’m a flight instructor here at Sparta. I took my first discovery flight with Mark when I was 16, and have been hooked ever since. I received my training and education from Florida Institute of Technology. My goals are to have fun, train pilots, and someday fly big and fast airplanes. My favorite flights are when we fly at night, in and out of clouds, and to cool destinations for lunch. Can’t wait to fly with you!

Bryce Pfeiffer

Flight Instructor

Hey future pilots! My name is Bryce, and I’m a flight instructor here at Sparta. I took my first discovery flight with Mark when I was 16, and have been hooked ever since. I received my training and education from Florida Institute of Technology. My goals are to have fun, train pilots, and someday fly big and fast airplanes. My favorite flights are when we fly at night, in and out of clouds, and to cool destinations for lunch. Can’t wait to fly with you!