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At AeroDynamic Aviation® we have been in the business of flight training since 1960. Our team of knowledgeable instructors create a warm family for the people they train. With experience in many different aircraft and teaching purely for their love of aviation, our instructors will guide you through any flight experience you ask for. From airline pilots, corporate pilots, agriculture pilots to Master CFIs, AeroDynamic’s flight instructors are the best in the industry. Their exceptional service earned us the Cloud 9 Living Legendary Experience Provider Award and the Best of Groupon Award.
Our tailwheel fleet includes Citabrias, Decathlons, Aeronca Champ, Husky, and Cessna 170 for flight training and rental. We make the tailwheel transition easy and affordable for you while making you proficient to fly many taildraggers. We also have a selection of tricycle-gear airplanes such as Evektor SportStar light sport (LSA), Cessna 172, 172RG, Piper Arrow and Twin Comanche for all pilot licenses and ratings.
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Come to the beautiful San Francisco or Monterey Bay areas of California, strap in and fall in love with flying.
From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
Our California flight school facilities are located at Reid Hillview airport in San Jose (KRHV), Salinas Municipal Airport (KSNS) in Salinas; and at Monterey Regional Airport (KMRY) in Monterey. We offer a full selection of Gift Certificates ranging from first flight experience to aerobatic thrills. Whether birthday, anniversary, wedding proposal or holidays, this is a gift they will never forget.
Where to begin…We offer a full array of flight courses, whether just beginning your training, coming back to aviation, or pursuing a pilot career. Click here to see a full list of our flight training programs or browse our gift certificates if you’re new to flying.
- April 26th Instrument Ground School starting in San Jose, taught by Eric Curtis, CFII
- April 20th WINGS seminar, “Dealing with Emergencies, VFR into IMC,” presented by Eric Curtis at KRHV terminal building.
- May 4th or May 28 Private & Sport Pilot Ground School – Saturday morning or Wednesday evening classes – enrolling now!
- May 7th Emergency aircraft bailout seminar with Allen Silver at our San Jose location. Reserve your spot, and earn WINGS credit, through the FAASafety.gov website.
- May 14-15 Camping Fly-Out to Columbia Airport (O22). Rent one of our planes, take an instructor, or bring your plane in. All are welcome! Pack your camping gear, but restaurants and hotels are within walking distance.
- June 10-18 Backcountry Idaho Fly-Out. A group of our experienced taildragger pilots are flying to Johnson Creek, Idaho, for a week of playing on grass and dirt strips. This is an amazing experience if you’ve always dreamt of flying backcountry.
- Every 2nd Saturday of the month – BBQ at Reid-Hillview – free hamburgers, hotdogs and snacks and a great way to meet other pilots
Date: April 26, 2016 Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine A huge congratulations to our newest Multi-Engine Airline Transport Pilot! Tipp earned his “doctorate in aviation” on Tuesday in our Twin Comanche with DPE Yuzo […]
Our Salinas-based Cessna gets a makeover! and here is the new and improved Cessna 968RC! Thanks to Potts Painting in Salinas and Jeff at San Jose Fuel for putting in so much effort to make this plane look amazing. Thanks […]
Date: April 18, 2016 Aircraft: Cirrus SR20 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Congrats to Dan for taking his new baby around the pattern solo at Monterey! Despite numerous aircraft inbound on the parallel runway in this class C […]
Date: April 14, 2016 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: Lincoln, CA (KLHM) Certification: Sport Pilot Welcome to our family of aviators! Jeff passed his Sport Pilot checkride out of Lincoln airport with DPE Jim Hensen. Jeff trained out of our […]
Date: April 14, 2016 Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Airline Transport Pilot, Multi-Engine Our Chief Instructor, Jen, recently earned her Multi-Engine ATP license in our Twin Comanche with DPE Yuzo Wakita. Jen gives a big thank you to everyone […]
Date: April 7, 2016 Instructor: David Pease Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Private Pilot, Tailwheel After waiting out strong winds and changing weather conditions, Shenghao completed his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Scott Rohlfing in Citabria N1806G. Instructor David […]
Date: April 1, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Tom Morley Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) April Fool’s! No, really, Mary did solo Cessna N12234 at Reid-Hillview airport with Instructor Tom Morley watching happily from the ground. We love to see […]
Date: March 30, 2016 Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Certification: Single-Engine ATP AeroDynamic Instructor and Surf Air pilot, Tuomas, earned his single-engine Airline Transport License (ATP) in a Cessna 172! Tuomas is originally from Finland and will be moving to […]
Date: March 27, 2016 Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Multi-Engine Rating on Commercial License Chadrac, a humanitarian pilot in South Africa, has spent many months with us earning first his instrument rating, then commercial license, and now multi-engine […]
Date: March 22, 2016 Aircraft: Evektor SportStar Instructor: Casey Walker Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) UAV pilot and photographer, Zak Freedman, began Sport Pilot training in Monterey and recently soloed the SportStar out of our Reid-Hillview location. Zak came to […]
Aircraft: Aeronca Champ Instructor: Jason Brown Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) John Pericich arrived at our Reid-Hillview location to become a real aviator, earning his tailwheel endorsement in a 1946 Aeronca Champ. Thanks for flying with us and we hope […]
South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) is now accepting applications for their 2016 scholarship! Applicants can view the links below for information. Print the application to enter this $1000 scholarship opportunity. 2016 SCAPA Scholarship information 2016 Scholarship application printable form
Date: March 19, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172N Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats, Stanley! You flew an airplane by yourself Such a momentous day for a pilot as your instructor, Jen, watched happily from beside runway 31R […]
Date: March 17, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172M Instructor: Batelle Raichmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Matt flew his first solo in Cessna 61637, with his first landing on 31L and second & third landings on 31R. CFI Batelle watched her […]
Interested in Aerobatics? See what an Intro to Aerobatics flight and Competition Aerobatic Training will entail in this video. We include a flight within an aerobatic box of the IAC 2015 Sportsman Sequence flown in a 150-hp Bellanca Decathlon. For […]