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Surprise the significant other in your life with a romantic Bay Tour flight, intro to aerial acrobatics, or a first flight lesson.

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Flying Gift Certificates are available for any length, type or number of flights. Make the budding pilot in your life happy, or treat yourself. We e-mail you an e-certificate within 24 hours! You will receive a file in e-mail so you can print your own personalized certificate.

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NOTE - 24 hr cancellation notice required, or a cancellation fee equivalent to the lesson value will be charged. We will do our best to work with you if you contact us beforehand, but please do not simply not turn up.

Our Popular Gift Flight Certificates:

Cessna 172 gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School
Number of People

$185 Full hour of flight in a Cessna 172 (Salinas or San Jose): 1 or 2 people. Third person extra - subject to weight limits. You will learn about the plane, how it flies and how to use the controls. The lesson includes ground instruction, preflight inspection and a flight of one hour. The Cessna 172 is a popular four seat training airplane. The new pilot will fly the airplane from the left seat and handle the controls throughout, with assistance from the instructor for takeoff and landing. We can take a friend or relative with us. We may even be able to fly over your home and take pictures.

Citabria 7ECA taildragger gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School

$169 Full Hour of flight in a Citabria (San Jose or Salinas):
In this full hour training flight, you will not only learn how to use the stick and rudder to control the airplane through a range of maneuvers, we could also add spins or other more advanced maneuvers, or we may be able to fly as far as Santa Cruz and back, or take aerial pictures of your home. The lesson includes preflight briefing, preflight inspection and an hour flight. The Citabria is a popular two seat primary trainer. You will sit in the front seat and fly the airplane throughout the flight, with your instructor assisting from the rear seat.

 

Evektor SportStar Private and Sport pilot flight training AeroDynamic Aviation San Jose California

$169 Full Hour of flight in an Evektor SportStar (San Jose only):
In this full hour fun training flight, you will not only learn how to use the stick and rudder to control the airplane through a range of maneuvers, we could also add steep turns, wingovers or other more advanced maneuvers, or we may be able to fly as far as Santa Cruz and back, or take aerial pictures of your home. The lesson includes preflight briefing, preflight inspection and an hour flight. The SportStar is a popular two seat primary trainer. You will sit in the left seat and fly the airplane throughout the flight, with your instructor assisting from the right seat.


Citabria 7KCAB gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School

$199 Introduction to aerial acrobatics (San Jose or Salinas):
We will fly a fully acrobatic Citabria, tailwheel, tandem seating, stick control aircraft. Your instruction will include ground instruction on the maneuvers we will perform, safety procedures, and a full hour of flight. We will do loops, rolls, hammerheads, stalls and spins, plus instruction in recovery from accidental upsets and unusual attitudes that could be caused by, for example, wake turbulence.
NOTE: Aerobatic airplanes only have room for the pilot and insructor.

Bay Tour Cessna 172 gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School

Number of People

$279 Bay Tour in a Cessna 172: San Jose Only
1 or 2 people. 3rd person extra (subject to weight limits). We depart Reid Hillview airport towards the West and follow the coast from Half Moon Bay to the Golden Gate, or highway 101 to San Francisco, depending on weather and air traffic control. We will see the coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, downtown San Francisco including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid. We would return either along highway 101 and next to San Francisco International Airport, or via the East Bay. We can customize the tour according to your wishes. You will experience and learn how to manage busy complex airspace, ATC communications, and recognize Bay Area aerial landmarks. Bring your camera and a friend or two.

Bay Tour Cessna 172 gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School

Number of People

$299 Bay Tour in a Cessna 172: Palo Alto or San Carlos Only
1 or 2 people. 3rd person extra (subject to weight limits). We depart San Carlos or Palo Alto airport towards the West and follow the coast from Half Moon Bay to the Golden Gate, or highway 101 to San Francisco, depending on weather and air traffic control. We will see the coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, downtown San Francisco including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid. We would return either along highway 101 and next to San Francisco International Airport, or via the East Bay. We can customize the tour according to your wishes. You will experience and learn how to manage busy complex airspace, ATC communications, and recognize Bay Area aerial landmarks. Bring your camera and a friend or two.

Big Sur aerial tour - fly a plane along Salifornia's dramatic Big Sur coast

Number of People

$279 Big Sur Tour in a Cessna 172 from Salinas
1 or 2 people. 3rd person extra (subject to weight limits). We depart Salinas airport towards the South West and follow the lovely beaches to Monterey and then Monterey Peninsula, with its golf courses (Pebble Beach, etc), an 29 mile drive. Then Carmel, Point Lobos peninsula and the dramatic Big Sur coast, with its mountains dropping straight into the sea, and views of US Highway 1 clinging precariously to the cliff face. If you are lucky, you may spot whales or dolphins. Soon you will spot Point Sur lighthouse on its lonely rock outcrop attached to the mainland just by a sandbar. Along the beach you might see seals or sea lions hauled out to rest. Lots of photo opportunities, changing scenery, and you get to do the piloting yourself, learning what it takes to fly an airplane, under supervision and coaching from your experienced Certified Flight Instructor. We can customize the tour according to your wishes. You will experience how to fly the airplane, ATC communications, and recognize aerial landmarks. Bring your camera and a friend or two.

High Sierras mountain flying gift certificate San Jose San Francisco Bay Area California Flight School

$999 Whole day Sierra Mountain Flying Checkout:
We will fly a Cessna 172 to Blue Canyon, Truckee and Lake Tahoe, and do several takeoffs and landings at each. You will log 5 hours of flying time and at least 10 landings. You will have a homework reading and planning assignment and our ground briefing will include technique for high elevation takeoffs and landings, flight at or below the mountaintops and in valleys, how to read the winds, and how to safely climb and cross mountain ridges. You will get to practice all of these as we fly in some of the most scenic areas of the Sierras. A maximum of two people can come along and swap if they wish, for both to practice. This trip can be customized depending on individual preferences. The price will change by $150 per additional flight hour.

Sport and Private Pilot Ground School Reid Hillview Airport San Jose California

$300 Private / Sport Pilot Ground School:
The Ground School runs one evening a week and covers all the topics you need to pass the Private or Sport Pilot knowledge test. You can join any time. For a full curriculum and timetable click here.

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AeroDynamic Aviation
Attn: Gift Certificates
2650 Robert Fowler Way
San Jose, CA 95148

Small Print:

Each certificate is valid for one year from date of issue, except where local law provides otherwise. Certificates are non-refundable.

Reservations needed. Once you have bought the certificate call or email us to make a booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY NOTE - 24 hr cancellation notice required, or a cancellation fee equivalent to the lesson value will be charged. We will do our best to work with you if you contact us beforehand, but please do not simply not turn up.

Subject to weather and mechanical delays.

Certificates are for a specific sum, and if the airplane rental or instruction rates change, the durations may change accordingly, or additional payment may be required.

Only the first certificate with a particular serial number will be deemed valid.

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.