Rogue Aviation - For Flight Training, Tours and Aerial Cinematography!


Today, we are proud to officially launch Rogue Aviation! Rogue Aviation provides exceptional pilot training and tours as well as aerial photography and cinematography production. Based out of John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, California, Rogue Aviation is owned and operated by Matt Barnes, James Baker and Brian Byfield. We’ve developed a philosophy toward training that puts safety and the quality of education at the forefront of everything we do!

Rogue Aviation is committed to providing the best possible experience when it comes to our services. We want you to feel safe all while having fun and learning. Whether we are working with Pilots in Training, tourists, or clients, Rogue approaches each relationship with honesty and transparency. Our flight instructors receive regular advanced safety training and have thousands of hours of experience. We are dedicated to your success and will work tirelessly to ensure that all of your experiences with Rogue will be positive ones!

Whether you want to become a pilot as a career opportunity or to soar the skies for fun, Rogue Aviation offers courses to get you educated and certified! Start by booking a $99 Discovery Flight! This is a 30 minute flight with a certified instructor providing your first taste of piloting! You will even be able to take control of our helicopter and travel Southern California like never before! Learn more about the step-by-step process to becoming a certified pilot on our website.

If you’re after high-quality, aerial photography and cinematography, we have the best equipment and pilots to fly them! Our Robinson R66 Turbine Marine helicopter is equipped with the powerful Gyro-Stabilized Systems (GSS) C516 5-axis gimbal, RED Weapon 8K S35 and Angeniēux Optimo Style 25-250mm. Check out our blog to see our latest productions!

Check out our brand new website at for more information about our pilot training and flight services, upcoming tours around Southern California (available to the public!), or aerial cinematography production!