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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.
- Private Pilot Ground School – enrolling for our 2017 sessions. Click for details.
- Instrument Ground School begins January 28! Click for details.
- New classroom added to our Reid-Hillview location. Join us for an ongoing Private/Sport Pilot Ground School or Instrument Ground School by calling the office or purchasing online.
- New Airman Certification Standards for Private and Instrument certification can be found by clicking here.
- AeroDynamic earns a place on the 2016 AOPA Flight Training Excellence Honor Roll and won Best of Groupon for the second year in a row!
Solo Date: December 12, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Jamie Redding Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Congrats to Josh on his first solo flight! Instructor Jamie watched from below as Josh flew full-stop takeoffs and landings at Monterey’s class C airport. […]
Date: November 27, 2016 Instructor: Anton Salameh Certification: Instrument Rating After studying with his father, an airline pilot and flight instructor, JP polished off his instrument skills with our Monterey instructor, Anton, who is also an airline pilot. According to […]
Solo Date: December 12, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Eric Curtis Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Way to go! Terry soloed Cessna 915L around the patch at Reid-Hillview airport with instructor Eric watching from the sidelines. “I have a lot […]
Solo Date: December 6, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Instructor David solos another one! Congrats to Trevor who completed the legendary 3 solo takeoffs and landings in Cessna N61637 at Reid-Hillview’s class D […]
Solo Date: November 22, 2016 Aircraft: Evektor SportStar Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Greg on his first solo! Greg flew 3 takeoffs and landings at Reid-Hillview (KRHV) in the SportStar with Instructor David watching carefully. […]
Long-time AeroDynamic Aviation instructor Dick Chang recently knocked a big item off his Bucket List: Type-rated B25 pilot! Upon signing up for the course, he received a flight suit, POH, and 64 questions to work on – all before showing […]
Solo Date: November 22, 2016 Aircraft: Evektor SportStar Instructor: Jason Brown Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) He’s rocking out his flight training toward a Sport Pilot Certificate. On fair-weather Tuesday, Martin passed the solo mark on his way to that […]
Solo Date: November 20, 2016 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Grainne Gilvarry Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) On a slightly overcast Sunday, taildragger student pilot Terrel earned the solo notch in his aviation belt. With instructor Grainne watching closely from below, […]
Date: November 5, 2016 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Certification: Private Pilot License Fred came to AeroDynamic Aviation to finish his Private Pilot training. He not only earned his license on the first attempt with Eric Cook, he passed with flying colors! […]
AeroDynamic prides itself on training in historic taildraggers. Sadly, it’s rare for a flight school to have tailwheel aircraft anymore, let alone one built in 1946 that still requires handpropping (no electrical system :-o). We are honored to preserve the […]
Solo Date: November 4, 2016 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Tom Morley Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Christian joined an elite club of aviators who take that first solo flight in a taildragger (conventional-gear aircraft). He began his flight training with […]
Date: October 31, 2016 Instructor: Eric Curtis Certification: Private Pilot License AeroDynamic Aviation offers a huge congratulations to Yi for successfully passing his Private Pilot checkride with examiner Eric Cook! In his own words, “I am Yi Shi, a student […]
Solo Date: November 2, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Chris Laird Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Woooohoooo! After working so diligently to fulfill his life-long dream of being a pilot, Dale flew an aircraft all by himself out of Monterey’s class […]
Solo Date: October 29, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) It’s not every day one solos an aircraft, and even fewer get to enjoy the moment on a fair California Saturday afternoon the way […]
Date: October 20, 2016 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Multi-Engine Rating, Commercial Pilot Ghyrn comes from a family of flyers and chose AeroDynamic Aviation to pursue a multi-engine rating add-on to his Commercial Pilot Certificate. His […]
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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.
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- Ground School
- sUAS (Drone) License
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- Tailwheel Endorsement
- IFR Ground School
- Instrument Rating
- Flight Instructor
- Aerobatics & Upset Recovery
- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
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