SunWest was founded in 1987 as a family operation providing flight management services to local aircraft owners. It has become the largest charter operator on the Central Coast, playing an active role at San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara airports.

Located in beautiful San Luis Obispo, SunWest Aviation is an executive air charter specialist, flight school, and maintenance shop.  An extension of their Santa Ynez business, the KSBP location is a precious opportunity for owners Janet and Alan Jones.  Both Janet and Alan went to Cal Poly, and have always loved the area.

Executive Air Charter Specialist

SunWest Aviation is the most established charter provider on the central coast.

Since 1989, we have catered to a growing number of businesses and individuals in the Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez areas, who experience a level of service and reliability that is simply no longer a part of airline or automobile travel. We specialize in light twin-engine aircraft that are far more economical than business jets for flights up and down California.

Flight School

The flight school boasts a fleet of 5 aircraft, and keeps two full time instructors on staff, as well as a few part time instructors.  The charter operation has three Cessna twin engine aircraft available, based out of both Santa Ynez and San Luis Obispo.  The maintenance shop has a wide range of experience, and can help you with inspections, troubleshooting, restoration, modifications, and any other needs you might have.

Our policy is simple. We demand that our staff demonstrate unparalleled competence, professionalism, integrity, and courtesy. The company must assure uncompromising safety, convenience, and economy for our customers. Our goal is to earn your confidence, loyalty, and friendship. Our duty is to make flying fun and productive for you again.

Contact us today to start your journey.