Welcome to the amazing Sport Pilot
and Light Sport Aircraft world!

California Sport Aviation at Lodi Airport in Acampo, Ca. is one of the Top Sportplane & Ultralight Flight Schools in the Nation. Owned by Bill Bardin, Advanced Flight Instructor & Sport Pilot Examiner, California Sport Aviation provides top-notch Flight Instruction & Aircraft Rental serving Acampo, Lodi, Elk Grove, Sacramento, Stockton and the surrounding areas!

Sign up now for your Sport Pilot Ground School Class. It will be held at the Lodi Airport, Hangar #1. Ground school and flight training sessions begin daily! Cost is $369 and that includes all books, materials, etc.!

Brands Of Planes We Train In
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   Factory built aircraft:

Evektor Sportstar  Our featured trainer!

 Evektor SportStar

Our SportStar is also for rent to pilots who have completed their training.

Kit built aircraft:

Overview of CSA

California Sport Aviation-- leadership in America's new Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft program. We are one of the very first flight schools in the nation to transition from the ultralight training program and begin Sport Pilot training. We have the knowledge, experience, and teaching skills you need to become an excellent pilot. Long known as one of the top flight schools in the country for flying light aircraft for sport and recreation, people have come to us from around the country.

California Sport Aviation started out in 1992 as Ultralights of Sacramento when Bill Bardin (an ultralight flight instructor with a passion for flying and teaching) had a dream of creating a full-time flight school to offer aspiring pilots high-quality, lower-cost flight training. In 2005, because of the new F.A.A. Sport Pilot program, Bill changed his company's name to California Sport Aviation.

California Sport Aviation's list of services include introductory flights, ground school, basic flight training, advanced flight training, seaplane training, tailwheel training, test piloting, aircraft construction, aircraft repair, pre-purchase inspections, and hangar spaces (as available).

California Sport Aviation is happy to offer the Quad City Challenger line of aircraft. We also offer after-market items like Puddlejumper floats, BRS parachutes, Lynx headsets, Warp Drive propellers, Kuntzleman light systems, EIS instruments, Jet-Hot muffler coating, Michael Harrison landing gear/brake systems, 17-gallon aluminum fuel tanks, Quicksilver aircraft kits, and much more!

Choose California Sport Aviation for your Sport Pilot, Light Sport Aircraft, and ultralight needs. We operate by reservation daily, and are closed on Sundays. If we are out flying, please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP -- usually the same day.

Ground school and flight training sessions begin daily!
Just call or e-mail Bill Bardin to get started:

Phone:    (916) 488-2FLY


What a beautiful view from the cockpit!