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Excellence in flight training since 1960
58 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 the title of AOPA 2017 Distinguished Flight School, 2016 AOPA Honor Roll, Cloud 9 Living’s Legendary Experience Provider Award and Best of Groupon Awards.
- Private Pilot Ground School – enrolling for 2018 sessions. Click here for details.
- March 4 (Sunday) from 2 pm to 5 pm – Join us for a 3-hour Complex Aircraft Workshop at RHV featuring the Cessna 172RG and Turbo Arrow. Cost is $90. Sign up with the front desk.
- March 17 (Saturday) at 12 pm – WINGS seminar on Flying in the Mountain West. Review the factors that influence flight planning and operations when flying over the mountains or into the airports of the western states.
- March 17 (Saturday)– Instrument Ground School. Ray Owen will be teaching the IFR class twice a week for 5 weeks. Class will be held on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm and on Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm. Cost $300. Call the office to enroll.
- April 21 (Saturday) at 1 pm – AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar at Reid-Hillview. Click here to register.
- 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.
In Recent News
Date: March 9, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: David Pease Vasu came into Aerodynamic Aviation to take a couple of joyrides, but he found out it was so much fun that he decided to pursue his private pilot license and […]
Date: February 27, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Jason Brown Another pilot earns his license in a taildragger! Congrats to Sergey for earning his Private Pilot Airplane certification with instructor Jason. Sergey has flown everything from light sport, ultra lights, […]
Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Instructor: Lynzie Hudson Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: January 31, 2018 Citabria N2508Z has been busy! Our newest student pilot solo goes to Chris Severs, who took 08Z around the pattern a few times on […]
Date: January 26, 2018 Certification: Sport Pilot Instructor: Logan Wright Despite a few weather delays, Greg was able to complete his Sport Pilot checkride at Lincoln Airport. Greg’s interest in aviation began with RC airplanes. Now that he flies the […]
Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Instructor: Logan Wright Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: January 15, 2018 Citabria Zero-Eight-Zulu solos its first student pilot with us! We love seeing tailwheel student pilots take to the air with an empty backseat, and […]
Aircraft: Citabria N9091L Instructor: Logan Wright Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: December 31, 2017 What a way to bring in 2018. Congrats to Jess and Instructor Logan on achieving a first solo in a taildragger! “I’ve always loved […]
Date: December 31, 2017 Certification: Commercial Multi-Engine Instructor: Jen Watson Last November JP earned his Instrument Rating with us. In March he earned his Private Pilot Multi-Engine Rating. Today JP added Airplane Multi-Engine Land to his Commercial Pilot License! Talk […]
Date: December 29, 2017 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Jamie Redding What were you doing on your 17th birthday? Very few people could answer that they were taking the checkride for their Private Pilot License, let alone doing so well they impressed […]
Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Adam Sciupac Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: December 28, 2017 Congrats to Jacob for accomplishing the rare solo birthday flight! At just 16 years old, without even a driver’s license, young Jacob took to […]
Date: December 23, 2017 Certification: Private Pilot AeroDynamic’s own Taylor D. earned a first-time pass on his Private Pilot checkride! Taylor typically works in our San Jose office on Saturdays, so make sure you congratulate him on this hard-earned achievement. Next […]
Date: December 1, 2017 Certification: Private Pilot We’ve converted another helicopter pilot! Annie is a very accomplished rotor wing pilot and instructor. We hope one day soon she will be teaching for us. She is well on her way! After soloing […]
Congrats to one of our own! Adam passed his Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument (CFII) checkride just a few hours ago. He should also have his Commercial Multi-Engine Certificate in a few days. Adam began his flight training with AeroDynamic […]
Date: November 24, 2017 Instructor: Jason Brown Certification: Private Pilot Woohooo! Congrats to Adam for earning his Private Pilot License. He didn’t just earn his PPL, he earned it in a taildragger. Adam began his flight training primarily with David Pease […]
Solo Date: November 17, 2017 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Lynzie Hudson Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Nicole began her training in Monterey years ago. She started her training in San Jose a few months ago and is progressing well towards […]
We are extremely honored to announce that AeroDynamic Aviation has been awarded AOPA’s 2017 Distinguished Flight School Award! It is an award that ranks us in the top 4% of flight schools in the U.S. This award is based on […]
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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.
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