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At AeroDynamic Aviation® we have 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 the Cloud 9 Living Legendary Experience Provider Award and the Best of Groupon Award.
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.
Date: October 23, 2016 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Location: Monterey, CA (KMRY) Certification: Commercial ASEL Look at that smile! Gordon completed his Commercial Airplane Single-Engine Land pilot certificate on a blustery Friday afternoon with Designated Pilot Examiner Eric Cook out of […]
Solo Date: October 7, 2016 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) As a historic flight school, we love our traditions, especially when they involve tailwheel aircraft! Flight Instructor Batelle cuts the tails off her tailwheel […]
Another of AeroDynamic’s instructors and summer-time agriculture pilot, Tom Morely, earned his Small UAV operator’s certification on September 20th. There’s isn’t much he can’t fly. Way to add another notch in the belt, Tom! For more information on how […]
Date: September 23, 2016 Instructor: Ron Vlastelica Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Multi-Engine Rating Qi Liu came to us as an instrument-rated private pilot who owns and flies how own Bonanza A36. With just over 200 hours of flight […]
Date: August 29, 2016 Instructor: Jason Brown Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Private Pilot License Starting early Monday morning, Richard met with Reid-Hillview examiner Yuzo Wakita for the Private Pilot checkride. Having spent a great deal of time studying […]
Quick to react to new Drone Pilot licensing policy, two AeroDynamic instructors hopped on IACRA to complete paperwork and earned their Commercial Drone certificates. Congrats to Eric and Jason for all their hard work on this license. We are sure […]
He’s drinking the Kool-Aid! Former Cirrus-pilot-turned-Bonanza-owner and Commercial pilot Ryan Radcliff recently came to Monterey while his Bonanza BE36TC is in the shop for paint and annual. Ryan reacquainted himself with the SR20 and transitioned to the new Garmin Perspective. […]
Date: August 22, 2016 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: Lincoln, CA (KLHM) Certification: Sport Pilot License Congrats to Deirdre and instructor David for a first-time pass on her Sport Pilot checkride!!! Deirdre flew to Lincoln airport for her practical test with […]
Solo Date: August 25, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Jason Brown Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Another young solo pilot takes to the skies! On Thursday, 17-year-old Nick fulfilled not just his dream of flying, but with Dad and Uncle […]
Solo Date: August 23, 2016 Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Living the dream! At only 16 years old, Edan became one of the elite young solo pilots, and he did it right…in a taildragger! […]
Date: August 23, 2016 Instructor: Jen Delp-Mallet Location: Fresno, CA (KFAT) Certification: Private Pilot License Proud Cirrus owner, Dan Schmidt, earned his wings on Tuesday at Fresno airport with DPE Bob Schwoerer. Dan began training in our Cessna 172s […]
Date: August 23, 2016 Instructor: Anton Salameh Location: Fresno, CA (KFAT) Certification: Private Pilot License Way to go, Kate!!! Our Monterey office manager, Kate, made everyone proud when she passed her Private Pilot checkride with examiner Bob Schwoerer. Kate began […]
Solo Date: August 16, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Carol Tevebaugh Location: Salinas, CA (KSNS) Wes completed his first solo flight in our newly painted Cessna 968RC out of Salinas airport despite smoky conditions caused by the Soberanes fire in […]
Date: July 14, 2016 Instructor: Jim Grant Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Certification: Private Pilot License After soloing less than two months ago, Samantha earned her Private Pilot Certificate today with examiner Yuzo Wakita on her first attempt! She plans […]
Solo Date: June 30, 2016 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Ron Vlastelica Location: New Jerusalem, CA (1Q4) Sheryl Martin flew her first solo at New Jerusalem airport, her second at San Martin airport (E16) and her third at her primary training […]
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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 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
- Commercial Drone License
- Sport Pilot
- Private Pilot
- Tailwheel Endorsement
- IFR Ground School
- Instrument Rating
- Flight Instructor
- Aerobatics & Upset Recovery
- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
- Own Aircraft
- Cirrus Training
- August 31st and September 17th are the next start dates for Private & Sport Pilot Ground School – Saturday morning or Wednesday evening classes – enrolling now!
- August 29th our Instrument Ground School starts in Monterey on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call for details.
- October 15th Bay Cities 99s Poker Run! Support this fundraiser by participating in the Annual Poker Run, finishing with a BBQ (noon-2pm) at Reid-Hillview hosted by AeroDynamic Aviation. All are welcome to the BBQ. To participate in the event, please click here.
- New Airman Certification Standards (replaces the PTS) for checkrides can be found by clicking here.