Our Story

Anthony Posada started Take Off Aviation in 2016, in Manassas, Virginia, while serving on active duty in the United States Air Force. His goal was to share his love of aviation and the sense of accomplishment one can get from learning to fly with the next generation of aviation enthusiasts. Now retired from the military, he brings that passion to the Space Coast. Located at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida, we have a beautiful Cessna 172M, impeccably maintained and equipped with a WAAS-enabled Garmin 430 GPS.

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Team

Who We Are

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Anthony Posada

Owner / Chief Flight Instructor

CFI / CFI / MEI

Anthony has over 27 years of aviation experience with more than 1150 total flying hours in over 15 different airframes. He holds commercial, instructor and instrument ratings in single and multi-engine land airplanes. Anthony has given more than 450 hours of flight instruction in the Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee 180, as well as other aircraft from various flight schools and private owners.  He served on active duty for the United States Air Force as an Astronautical Engineer, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from California State University at Long Beach, and a College Certificate in Entrepreneurship Operations from Eastern Florida State College. He has been married for 20 years and has two daughters, ages 11 and 13.

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Engels Sambois

Flight Instructor

CFI / CFII / MEI

Engels Sambois was born in the Dominican Republic and developed a love of aviation early on in his childhood when he flew in an airplane for the very first time. In 2002, he joined the Air Force and earned his commission as a Combat Systems Officer in the C130. He later followed his dream of learning to fly by earning his private, instrument, commercial and instructor’s pilots’ licenses. Engel is a strong believer in the power of determination and is excited to help you follow your dreams in aviation.