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About Us

Founder of Red Horse Aviation, David Smith, is a certified Commercial Pilot and Ground Instructor who has worked in the aviation industry for many years. He began his career on the ramp for American Airlines and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he became an aircraft mechanic. In 2015, he received his B.S. degree in Aeronautics and his Commercial Pilot certificate. He continues to work as an aircraft mechanic with the Department of Defense and has now become an FAA ground instructor.


After years of flying, David became aware of an issue with aviation training.


The issue is that the majority of flight and ground schools, including their instructors, place a strong emphasis on rote memorization and end up merely teaching just the bare minimum of information.


David does not want to run a pilot training program that only teaches students the bare minimum needed to pass the test and move on.


To address this, David started Red Horse Aviation to provide cutting-edge flight instruction. His goal is to guide students as they pursue their dreams of becoming pilots and achieving success in the industry from the outset. He is committed to ensuring that all of his students are knowledgeable and equipped with the skills necessary to be safe and confident pilots after completing his courses.


As passionate aviators we figured, if there is comfortable relaxing clothing made for the outdoor enthusiast, then why not for aviators? Especially those who sweat their ass off, flying aircraft in the hot humid locations with no air conditioning built into the airplane.

Our Vision

To be recognized worldwide as an innovative, professional and welcoming environment for all aviators. To better train future pilots with the highest quality flight training and uphold safety standards.

Our Mission

At Red Horse Aviation we are not looking for numbers, we are looking for quality. With quality comes achievement, safety and well-educated pilots. From pilot education to apparel, we strive to produce the highest quality performance products, for our future aviators.

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