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Useful Links

Links to other useful flying related websites....

Fly In California ( we have created a web site specifically for people who wish to come here to fly - whether it is timebuilding, adding a rating, learning to fly, or just fun flying.

Also for those interested in pictures and descriptions of places to fly to? I have written up a few, see:

Jet Charters - fed up with little airplanes? Want to get there faster? Charter a jet or turboprop. Many locations, online quotes. Check it out: is a great resource site, directory and has a regular newsletter you can subscribe to. Recommended!

Golden Gate Webcam - view from Berkeley hills:

Monterey Naval Station Satellite - best Bay Area satellite pictures - updated every 15-30 minutes

The Weather Undergound, has annoying popups, but has good satellite pictures:

NOAA Aviation Weather Web site -

Santa Clara Valley weather forecast from the National Weather Service -

Bay Area rainfall radar loop from the top of Mount Umunhum (Needs Java) -

AVEMCO Renters Insurance for pilots - we recommend AVEMCO

AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (

Interested in Sport Pilot training and Light Sport Aircraft? See EAA's Sport Pilot Website ( - everything about aviation. News, information, databases, forums, classified. Probably the biggest and most visited aviation web site - (

AirNav provides free detailed aeronautical information on airports and navigational aids in the USA, and probably the most up to date fuel prices (

AVWeb the Internet's Aviation Magazine and News Service (

AC-U-KWIK (aviation directory with up-to-date airport/FBO information -

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NAFI National Association of Flight Instructors (

EAA - something for everyone with an interest in aviation and flying for fun. (

Aerial photography - see The 111th Aerial Photography Squadron

Ladies Love Taildraggers For all the ladies (and their significant others) who love taildraggers! (

Pilot Getaways Magazine for more details on those trips you're planning (

American Bonanza Society, a must belong organization for all who are interested in the Beech Bonanza ( also a group of Bonanzas fly together to Osh every year - see

Need an electronic logbook? I checked out a few and settled on Airlog Plus from Stanware ( Simple to use, and has all the extra columns and data fields useful to a flight instructor. Stan also has a great Zulu clock for your PC, and a nifty Weight and Balance program.

Dynamic propeller balancing? We did all our airplanes after doing just one as a trial run. Makes a great difference. See

Reid Hillview Airport Association (RHVAA) -

Salinas Airport Pilots' Organization (SOPA)

Santa Clara County Airmen Association (SCCAA) -

South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) -

Coalition for Responsible Airport Management and Policy (CRAMP) -

Want to fly a warbird? Or a jet? Check out Gauntlet Warbirds in Chicago. Our own CFI Vess Velikov is flying with them.

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Come and fly with us in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of California. Our flight school facilities are located at Reid Hillview airport in San Jose (KRHV), at the south end of San Francisco Bay, and Salinas Municipal Airport in Salinas, a few miles east of Monterey. We offer ground and flight training for sport pilot, private pilot, commercial pilot, instrument rating, CFI (certified flight instructor), tailwheel, acrobatics, and multi engine certificates and ratings.