Mark Oberman began flying to the Channel Islands in 1975. In 1976, Mark and his wife Janie opened Channel Islands Aviation. More than 35 years later, their certified pilots still fly charters out of Camarillo Airport and organize multiday camping and hiking trips on Santa Rosa Island.
In the Cessna Pilot Center flight school, instructors train pilots of all experience levels with an up-to-date Redbird flight simulator and hands-on flights. Lessons prepare fledgling fliers to obtain their private-pilot, instrument-rating, single-engine-commercial, or CFI-training license.
Bead Your Addiction carries everything you need to create your own beaded jewelry, from semiprecious gemstones and freshwater pearls to a large assortment of charms and other supplies. Inside the shop, visitors can fine-tune their skills in more than a dozen classes, including basic bead stringing, basic wire wrapping, and traditional pearl knotting. Do-it-yourselfers can use those workspaces to piece together projects on their own. Day-to-day operations aside, Bead Your Addiction hosts parties as well as a children's creativity program.
At George Erb Fitness Center there are many ways to get in shape. Some patrons opt for group classes such as yoga, spinning, TRX, or Pilates. Others prefer private sessions with an NCSA-certified trainer or certified Pilates instructor who will tailor the routine to meet the client's fitness levels and needs. Still others work out solo on an array of Life Fitness equipment, including cardio stations outfitted with TV screens.