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Sport private pilot acrobatic tailwheel flight training san jose san francisco bay area california flight schoolWith three locations, on-field at Reid-Hillview Airport (KRHV) in San Jose, California, at the south end of San Francisco Bay, since 1960, at Salinas Municipal Airport (KSNS), in Salinas, California, 15 miles east of Monterey, and at Monterey Peninsula Airport in Monterey, AeroDynamic Aviation (formerly Amelia Reid Aviation) flight school offers complete flight training including Sport and Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, Tailwheel, Aerobatics, mountain flying, and provide ground school for all ratings.

What sets us apart is the legacy laid down by Amelia of teaching true stick and rudder flying. As a premier flight school dedicated to good old fashioned stick and rudder skills, we can take your piloting ability and make it better, make it sharper and make it fun. In short, we will have you fall in love with flying all over again.

We offer tailwheel transitions, aerobatic training and insurance check-outs from several of our tailwheel aircraft including the Aeronca Champ, Cessna 170, Citabria 7ECA and Citabria 7KCAB and 8KCAB Decathlon. We can tailor lessons to your schedule and budget and for pilots on a fast track we offer an intensive three-day tailwheel course to get you signed off with the skills and confidence to handle a taildragger.

We also offer Sport Pilot training in our Evektor SportStars, Private Pilot and Instrument Rating flight training in our Cessna 172 airplanes, and Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor in a Piper Arrow. We can also train you for any multi engine rating in a Beech Duchess.

Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon Sport private pilot acrobatic tailwheel flight training san jose san francisco bay area california flight schoolOur goal is to offer the best training in very safe and reliable aircraft. We are in this business for the passion of flying and intend to be for many years to come. Our instructors are here to build pilots, not time. It's what we do and what we love. Our entire fleet of aircraft continue to go through complete renovations and we will bring more on-line offering a wide variety of modern and vintage planes alike from tricycle to tailwheel. But it's the taildraggers that we are partial to and it shows. Yes, they require more attention on the ground, but anyone can make that leap and the reward is the best time flying you’ll have had in a long time. We invite you to come out and become one of the family. Let’s go flying!

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