When it comes to aviation, we believe that knowledge and skill overcome superstition and luck. It’s a saying that was originally adopted in 1929 by three Spartan students who bravely formed a formation flying group under the notion that their time in the classroom – not luck or chance – was what affected their success. The students were so confident in their skills that they adopted the superstition-filled image of the Black Cat 13 as the official logo for the team.
Throughout aviation history, the most prominent names have found success due to their focus, attention to detail and tireless work ethic. We’re proud to have become an important part of the industry, having trained tens of thousands of aviation students over the years. Here’s a look at aviation history, both at Spartan and throughout the world.