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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 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.
- Visit our Event Calendar to see upcoming fly-outs, camping trips, seminars, and more
- Private Pilot Ground School – enrolling for 2018 sessions. Click here for details.
- January 20 (Saturday) at 4 pm -WINGS seminar on Runway Incursion Avoidance with Ray Owen and Reid-Hillview ATC. Click here to register.
- January 20 (Saturday) at 5:30 pm – Fly-out for a Night in Napa. Join fellow students, instructors and pilots as we set out for a night cross-country to KAPC and dinner at The Runway By Patrick. All are welcome. Click here to register.
- February 10 (Saturday) at 6pm – Movie Night and Sleep Over at RHV!
- February 11 (Sundays) from 1 pm to 4 pm – Instrument Ground School starts at Reid-Hillview.
February 17 (Saturday) at 4 pm – WINGS seminar on Transitioning to a Complex/High-Performance Aircraft.
- 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 4 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.
- April 21 (Saturday) at 1 pm – AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar at Reid-Hillview
- We now have a Feedback Form to allow customers to be heard. Click here to share your experience with us!
In Recent News
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 […]
Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Lynzie Hudson Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Welcome to the world of taildraggers, Dave! We can call you a ‘real aviator’ now. Today is also Dave’s birthday! Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone how young you […]
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! […]
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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
- sUAS (Drone) License
- Sport Pilot
- Private Pilot
- Tailwheel Endorsement
- IFR Ground School
- Instrument Rating
- Flight Instructor
- Aerobatics & Upset Recovery
- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
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