Take Flight San Diego is owned and operated by Dave Simpson and specializes in Part 61 accelerated private, instrument, commercial and CFI/CFII flight instruction in the San Diego area. Dave has earned FAA Gold Seal and National Association of Flight Instructors Master CFI accreditation, a distinction held by only 200 of the 92,000 flight instructors in the U.S.A and only two in San Diego. He is also one of only 2 CSIP (Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program) instructors in San Diego. Dave has been flying since 1993 and actively instructing full time since 2004.

Take Flight San Diego's philosophy centers on the critical role of the flight instructor in providing the quality necessary to achieve and maintain this enviable record of checkride success. Dave Simpson exhibits the highest standards of professionalism and dedication to achieving the outcomes you desire. The beginner and advanced student testimonials on this website provide the best insight into what you can expect as a client.

Take Flight San Diego is unique in the flight training industry. Although training can be provided in almost any location in any airplane, the majority of the training takes place in conjunction with Plus One Flyers, a non profit corporation dedicated to providing airplanes and training, at four airports in the San Diego area, SEE, MYF, CRQ and RNM. The diverse fleet of over 50 airplanes ranging from a C150 to a Cirrus at rates lower than most FBO's make Plus One Flyers the best choice for those who don't own their own airplane.