Stratos Aviation was founded by award-winning instructor Dimitri Partafyllas. Dimitri’s goal has always been to create the best flight school in the Upstate of South Carolina. He and his team are committed to ensuring that Stratos Aviation’s new pilots are equipped with the skills needed to become and remain confident, proficient and capable aviators now as well as into the future. Additionally, him and his team instill in them a deep sense of respect for flight, including the responsibility of assessing and managing risk for themselves, their passengers and their fellow pilots.
The heart behind Stratos aviation was to create a learning environment that increases awareness for safety and enhances the skills of our pilots. Since being founded, Stratos Aviation has won numerous awards for our ideals and principles. Stratos earned the AOPA “Outstanding” Flight school award in 2016; only nine flight schools in our country were recognized as Outstanding Flight Schools and Stratos Aviation is the only one in South Carolina. Stratos Aviation has also been awarded the “Flight Training Experience Award” from 2017-2019 and plans on continuing the pace moving forward.