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AeroDynamic Aviation® has 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 a spot on AOPA’s Honor Roll, Cloud 9 Living’s Legendary Experience Provider Award and the Best of Groupon Award.
- New! We now have an event calendar with upcoming fly-outs, camping trips, seminars, and more. Click here.
- Private Pilot Ground School – enrolling for 2017 sessions. Click here for details.
- July 8th – Reid-Hillview Airport Day! Lots of reasons to come including airplanes, vintage cars and food!
- July 15th from noon to 1 pm – Free BBQ at our Reid-Hillview location.
- July 20th – Fly Out to Oshkosh for EAA Airventure. Click here to sign up.
- August 19th from noon to 1 pm – Free BBQ at our Reid-Hillview location.
- August 26th – WINGS seminar on Upset, Stall and Spin Recovery. Sign up coming soon.
Enter the 2017 AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey Sweepstakes!
You trusted us to help you achieve your dream of flying. Now we’d like you to tell us about your flight training experience. We are participating in the 2017 Flight Training Experience Survey, and your feedback will help shape the flight training experience for future students. We made the Honor Roll in 2016 and would like your vote again this year. By participating in the Flight Training Experience Survey, you will be eligible to enter to win on of the sweepstakes prizes provided by Sporty’s, Aircraft Spruce, and Pilot Workshops*. Click here to take the survey
In Recent News
Date: July 10, 2017 Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Certification: Private Pilot “I’ve been wanting to fly since I was a little kid, but I never took the initiative to start training because I made excuses about not having enough money, and then […]
Solo Date: July 10, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructors: Ron Vlastelica Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Helicopter pilot, Joonwoo, came to our Monterey flight school to earn his fixed-wing airplane Private Pilot License (PPL). He’s making short work of the transition, […]
Solo Date: July 1, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructors: Ron and David Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Julien for achieving this major notch in a pilot’s belt! “Just wanted to share pictures of my first solo with the […]
Aircraft: Aeronca Champ Instructor: Jason Brown & Grainne Gilvarry Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Griffin was flying at a nearby school and almost had his tailwheel endorsement when his instructor unfortunately pushed the airplane into the hanger wall, ripping the […]
Date: June 22, 2017 Instructor: Jason Brown Certification: Sport Pilot Way to go, Martin! Despite life’s chores (why do we have to have jobs?) getting in the way of scheduling, Martin put in the effort to complete his Sport Pilot […]
Solo Date: June 28, 2017 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Grainne Gilvarry Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) We love to see a student solo, especially in a taildragger! Hitting the mark of solo is quite an accomplishment. In a tailwheel airplane […]
Solo Date: June 18, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) For most people reaching the goal of first solo flight is a big achievement, but for Kuanlin “Andrew” Kuo it took incredible fortitude and […]
Date: June 17, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Private Pilot Woohoo, we have a new private pilot in our midst! Chuang flew through his checkride with pilot examiner Yuzo (pun intended). Thanks to the hard work of both Chuang and his […]
Solo Date: May 27, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Dick Chang Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) A big shout out to Thao, who successfully completed her first solo flight in Cessna N12234. Instructor Dick Chang watched like a proud papa […]
Date: May 19, 2017 Instructor: Batelle Rachmain Certification: Private Pilot Well done, Jeff, on passing your Private Pilot checkride with Examiner Scott! We hope you are out enjoying the perks of being a licensed pilot. Happy flying 🙂 Examiner: Scott Rohlfing […]
Date: May 18, 2017 Instructor: Jason Brown Certification: Private Pilot From all of the AeroDynamic crew – A huge congratulations to Andrew for passing his Private Pilot checkride with DPE (designated pilot examiner) Yuzo Wakita. Andrew is a full-time student at […]
Date: April 30, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Private Pilot “Today is a very special day for me since my long time dream of taking to the skies has finally come true. I don’t have to just stare at the sky […]
Date: March 29, 2017 Instructor: Jason Brown Certification: Private Pilot Whoot Whoot! Congrats to AeroDynamic’s newest tailwheel pilot! With a family of pilots, Shawn earned his wings and plans to fly for fun in his dad’s Cessna 120, another fun taildragger. […]
Solo Date: March 6, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Kelsie and her instructor Batelle for this momumental achievement in pilot training. In her own words, “Reason into aviation: Aeronautics major; didn’t […]
Date: March 3, 2017 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Certification: Multi-Engine Private Pilot After recently earning his instrument rating with us, Monterey-based pilot JP O’Dell mastered our Twin Comanche in just 12 short hours and passed his checkride on the first attempt! […]
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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. The newest certification for commercial drone operation can also be completed with one of our instructors. Whether you’ve always dreamed of becoming a pilot, have an insane desire to tumble through the air in an aerobatic aircraft or you want to continue to advanced flight training, AeroDynamic Aviation can take you to a whole new level!
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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 you are 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. We also have an online store with recommended books and materials for the aviation enthusiast or pilot in training.
- Overview of Courses
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- Ground School
- sUAS (Drone) License
- Sport Pilot
- Private Pilot
- Tailwheel Endorsement
- IFR Ground School
- Instrument Rating
- Flight Instructor
- Aerobatics & Upset Recovery
- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
- Own Aircraft
- Cirrus Training