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57 years and still going strong!
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.
- May 20th WINGS seminar on 3rd Class Medical Reform. Sign up coming soon.
- June 10th from noon to 1 pm – Free BBQ at our Reid-Hillview location.
- June 16-18th – Fly to Columbia Airport for their Father’s Day Fly-In.
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: 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! […]
Solo Date: February 25, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Eric Curtis Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) We love seeing fledgling pilots leave the nest and soar around the airport patch. AeroDynamic sends a big “way to go” to Henrique and […]
Solo Date: February 23, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) When one teaches as much as David Waksberg, it makes sense he would have fun traditions for soloing his students. Student pilot Dmitriy experienced […]
Date: February 24, 2017 Instructor: Tom Morley Certification: Private Pilot AeroDynamic’s office manager, Matt, receives the first of his pilot certifications with a first-time pass of his Private Pilot checkride! Matt has flown with almost all the instructor’s we have in […]
Like anyone, we love our social media! Did you know you can post your ForeFlight routes on Facebook and then tag us @aerodynamic or @flyaerodynamic? If you have cool videos you’d like us to post to YouTube, we can do […]
Solo Date: February 15, 2017 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Thanks to this unusual weather California is experiencing, student pilot Elliot Young patiently waited over a month to finally take his first solo flight. […]
Date: February 14, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Multi-engine Commercial Pilot Guess what Reid was up to this Valentine’s Day? Earning a first-time checkride pass…multi-engine add-on to Commercial Pilot Certificate! Reid is a flight instructor at another great flight school in […]
Date: February 13, 2017 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Certification: Private Pilot From all the instructors who know and flew with Stanley – we are so proud of your dedication to earning your first pilot license! Stanley was originally accepted into the pilot […]
Solo Date: February 5, 2017 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Batelle, Jason, Grainne & Jen Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Traveling all the way from Arizona, Eric Jones made a commitment to himself that his first solo flight would be in […]
Date: January 30, 2017 Instructor: David Waksberg Certification: Private Pilot A big congrats to Harsh and his instructor David for passing a checkride on the first attempt, which is quite a feat these days! Despite the weather delays we’ve seen in California this […]
Date: January 28, 2017 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Certification: Private Pilot After soloing a taildragger with us at 16 years old, Edan earned his Private Pilot License in a Citabria at 17! Talk about bragging rights. Shortly after holding up his temporary airmen […]
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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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- Ground School
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- Flight Instructor
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- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
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