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57 years and still going strong!
AeroDynamic Aviation® began flight training in San Jose, California, in 1960. We offer flight training to all levels of pilots in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our flight school expanded in recent years to include locations in Salinas and Monterey. 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 a Feedback Form to allow customers to be heard. Click here to share your experience with us!
- Visit our Event Calendar to see upcoming fly-outs, camping trips, seminars, and more
- Private Pilot Ground School – enrolling for 2017 sessions. Click here for details.
- November 11 at 7 pm – Shark’s Game Night! Join the AeroDynamic family of aviators for a night on the ice. Tickets are $40 per person in section 211, and we will have a group photo taken on the ice after the game. Let’s have some fun!
- November 18th at 4 pm – WINGS seminar on Weather Strategies. Click here to register.
- December 16th at 6 pm – AeroDynamic’s Holiday Party! Click here for details.
In Recent News
Date: October 28, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Another successful Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot graduates under Instructor David’s excellent training! Sandro flew our Twin Comanche to Hayward to meet with the examiner and walked out with a new […]
Solo Date: October 26, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Logan Wright Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Another fledgling pilot leaves the nest! Congrats to JinQing and Instructor Logan on a successful solo flight on a sunny day in San Jose […]
Date: October 18, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Private Pilot Student pilot Trevor Orr recently showed up for his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Scott. Not only did he knock it out of the park with a first-time pass, he walked […]
Date: September 21, 2017 Instructor: Adam Sciupac Certification: Private Pilot Congratulations to Xinchun “Jason” Wang on becoming a Private Pilot! He has been working hard for this achievement and now plans to enjoy the freedom of flight. Great work to both […]
Solo Date: September 16, 2017 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Time to cut the tails off another shirt! Congrats to Gary and instructor Batelle for soloing in a taildragger. “Had my first solo today! […]
Date: September 14, 2017 Instructor: Jason Brown Certification: Private Pilot Well done on a first-time checkride pass! Alan flew one of our Cessna 172s from his usual airport at Reid-Hillview to Salinas and met with examiner Eric for his Private Pilot […]
Date: September 14, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Commercial Pilot Congrats to Nick for earning his Commercial Pilot License! After Private Pilot and Instrument Rating, the Commercial license is the next step in becoming a professional pilot – it allows […]
Date: September 9, 2017 Instructor: Jen Watson Certification: Private Pilot A huge congratulations to Robert for passing his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Eric. Robert and his instructor, Jen, flew his Cirrus SR22 Turbo down to Paso Robles on Saturday […]
Date: September 3, 2017 Instructor: Ron Vlastelica Certification: Private Pilot Congrats to Joon and his instructor Ron for a first-time checkride pass! The following is Joon’s write up of his experience with us: “My name is Joonwoo Cho, one of […]
Solo Date: August 12, 2017 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: David Pease Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Another taildragger pilot flies out of the nest! Vasu took to the skies from each of the parallel runways, 31R and 31L, at Reid-Hillview Airport […]
San Francisco Bay Tour Joey, a 17-year-old student pilot, flew with his mom, Ana, and flight instructor Lynzie on an introductory flight around the gorgeous San Francisco Bay! Joey has already flown 3 flights and is keen to do more. […]
Date: August 3, 2017 Instructor: Lynzie Hudson Certification: Commercial Pilot Congratulations to Saul Meza, who passed his Commercial ASEL checkride in Cessna 737ZD. Saul worked hard for this checkride and deserved his pass! Well done. Saul is headed to Peru to […]
Date: August 1, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Commercial Pilot Congrats to Adjie for earning his Commercial Pilot’s License! Now he can be paid to fly, rather than paying to fly 🙂 “Been dreaming to be a commercial pilot since […]
Date: July 28, 2017 Instructor: Ron Vlastelica Certification: Commercial Pilot On Friday, Nishant met with Vince Nastro in Tracy. Nishant had previously done both his private and instrument ratings with Vince. The day started out with light winds and cooler […]
Date: July 26, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Private Pilot Most of you know Dave from his many hours working in the hangar with Josh. Not only is Dave working toward his Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic’s certificate, he also just […]
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From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
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.
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- Flight Instructor
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- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
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