A Different Point of View is a nonprofit leadership development organization serving youth, ages 14-19 throughout Santa Barbara County. Our mission is to engage, inspire and transform them using flight lessons as a launching pad! Our award winning Aviation Career Program’s curriculum includes leadership and self awareness training, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance workshops, full motion simulator training and professional flight lessons. Students are introduced to professionals and job opportunities both in and out of the aviation field. Since 2012 we have served over 450 youth, many of whom have remained a part of our organization, graduated high school, gone onto college and stepped into leadership roles in their community. We are grateful for the partnerships we have with Santa Barbara County Probation, La Cuesta Continuation High School, Housing Authority for the City of Santa Barbara, Youth Interactive, P. A. L., People’s Self Help Housing and other nonprofits who work tirelessly to help youth become their very best selves.
Join Us for the Ride of Your Life!
Aviation Career Programs
Aviation 101 & Leadership Training
Year Round Mentoring
Our philosophy is taken from the Lakota Tribe and their Instructions for Living:
“Friend do it this way – that is, whatever you do in life, do the very best you can with both your heart and mind. And if you do it that way, the Power of the Universe will come to your assistance, if your heart and mind are in Unity. When one sits in the Hoop of the People, one must be responsible because All of Creation is related. And the hurt of one is the hurt of all. And the honor of one is the honor of all. And whatever we do effects everything in the universe. If you do it that way – that is, if you truly join your heart and mind as One – Whatever you ask for, That’s the Way It’s Going to Be.”
All flight training takes place at Above All Aviation Flight School.