About Us

Attitude Aviation has always been the most unique flight school in anyone’s experience.  Now, it’s also the fastest growing FBO in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Sam Rivinius, who bought the operation in 2016, is determined to create the best flying experience with the best equipment anywhere.

Rich Perkins, a retired Air Force pilot and airshow performer, opened the doors of Attitude Aviation in 1997 with partner Marilyn Bedford.  Their emphasis was on aerobatics, tailwheel aircraft and fun flying.  Sam has distilled this core expertise and added a lot of more conventional general aviation aircraft.  He has also embarked on a fleet upgrade program that current renters and students will appreciate.

Attitude has its own maintenance facility, does all the maintenance on its own fleet and offers outstanding maintenance to outside aircraft. Attitude offers complete training from basic pilot to full competition aerobatic training, instrument, commercial and CFI.  Attitude is The Place for Upset Training.  Attitude guarantees a fun learning experience for all pilots and wanna-be pilots.  Go visit other flight schools, then come visit Attitude for a tour.  Once you see Attitude, you’ll train and fly with us!