Flight School

Safety in Motion Flight Center is a professional Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School. We provide student-focused education and training for pilot certificates and ratings ranging from Sport Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot in both single and multi-engine aircraft, and all flight instructor certificates and ratings. Additionally, we provide specialized training in mountain flying, northwest instrument flying, avionics systems, navigational software, and endorsements for tailwheel, high performance, and high altitude operations.

In additional to primary and advanced training, Safety in Motions sponsors FAA Safety Team seminars and similar events to provide pilots with educational topics to keep them learning.

Committed To Education and Safety

The flight instructor staff are “standardized” in the courses they teach, so that each student’s training program is consistent. Regardless of weather, instructors work with their students to always have a training “Plan B & C” to ensure continued progress toward their goals.


Learning is defined as “ a change of behavior as a result of experience”.

Our senior instructors literally have thousands of hours of both flight and instructional experience in general aviation. So, the focus is not on in-structors building flight time, but rather a commitment to our students education and progress.

We incorporate both our Redbird FMX AATD(simulator) and aircraft into your training pro-gram in a planned sequence, which helps students acquire and understand key concepts prior to putting them to use in the air. This helps to keep training organized, on-budget and on time.

“Real World” Experience

Training in the Pacific Northwest provides pilots with the knowledge and skills needed to operate in varied weather and terrain. Student experiences are guided by our professional instructors to provide them with a safe environment to ac-quire a “hands-on” understanding of what it takes to be a confident and proficient aviator.


Safety in Motion’s flight instructors and support staff are dedicated to your success! We work hard to understand your goals and learning style, and then work with you to develop a realistic training plan and budget to help you achieve your goals in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Open 7 days a week, our friendly staff are always available to answer any questions you may have and will work diligently to ensure you receive the highest levels of aviation training and customer service possible.

Safety in Motion Flight Center’s Flight Training Department is located at the Pierce County/Thun Field airport (KPLU) and in the same building as Spencer Aircraft.

The Flight Center’s Training Department possesses the area’s most diverse assortment of training re-sources and instructional services in the Puget Sound region! All courses whether taught under Part 141 or Part 61, are monitored by our Chief Flight Instructor to ensure standardization and conformity with a training syllabus, regulations, and program.

So whether your looking to become a pilot for recreation or seeking a professional flying career, Safety in Motion can help you achieve your goals!




 Part 141 Flight School

 Private – ATP

 Sport Pilot

 Single & Multi-engine Aircraft

 Tailwheel Training

 Ground School Courses

 Specialized Flight Courses

 Aircraft Rental