San Diego Flight Training International

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Our History

Our History

October 1989
San Diego Flight Simulators Inc. -- Opens
Provides the first AST 300 simulator in San Diego County

Feb 1990
First two aircraft arrive

November 1991
San Diego Flight Training International Inc -- Created

May 1992
San Diego Flight Simulators is bought by San Diego Flight Training
All assets come under one company

October 1993
Fleet grows to ten aircraft

June 1996
Second (2nd) AST 300 is added to the program

December 1998
SDFTI is invited to become the Cessna Pilot Center in Metropolitan San Diego.

March 1999
1st new C-172R arrives

September 2001
SDFTI becomes a charter member of the Pilot Career Foundation

December 2001
Fourth (4th) C-172 is added to the fleet SDFTI fleet reaches a total of 17 aircraft

March 2002
SDFTI get the first AST Hawk Digital and GPS Ground training in Southern California

December 2005
SDFTI adds its First (1st) C-172S (Garmin G-1000 Flightdeck) to its fleet
First glass (digital) flightdeck trainer available in San Diego County

June 2006
SDFTI adds its Fourth C-172S (Garmin G-1000 Flightdeck) to its fleet

July 2006
Add its 1st Fly-It simulator, all digital flight trainer to the fleet

February 2007
San Diego Flight Training International is the focused business in both the San Diego Union Tribune "Trying to Touch the Sky" and San Diego Business Journal as the premier flight training program in San Diego County and So. California.

May 2008
San Diego Flight Training International is the lead sponsor of the Rancho Family YMCA's Annual Golf Tournament. This is the sixth consecutive year SDFTI has sponsored this event for the local community.

January 2009

San Diego Flight Training International becomes the name sponsor of the Rancho Family YMCA Golf Tournament. Over 30,000 dollars was raised for families to come to the YMCA.

September 2011

Our first factory new Cessna Skycatcher 162 scheduled to arrive from the factory.

October 2013

SDFTI reaches its twenty-forth year in operation.