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Excellence in flight training since 1960
59 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 2018 & 2017 Distinguished Flight School, Cloud 9 Living’s Legendary Experience Provider Awards and Best of Groupon Awards.
- February 16 at 4 pm: WINGS seminar for “Flying After Dark – Tips and techniques, along with a little bit of science, to address the challenges of night operations.” Register on the FAASafety.gov website.
- March 9 at 3 pm: WINGS seminar for “Flying to Baja – How to safely and legally cross the border to Mexico” Register on the FAASafety.gov website.
- We are looking for ideas for summer flyouts – camping and lunch/dinner destinations. Email the office with suggestions. Tentative schedule as follows:
- April 7: Lunch in Lodi (1O3). See a retired DC3 and enjoy lunch with fellow pilots at Lodi’s Airport Cafe.
- May 18-19: Kern Valley Airport (L05, near Lake Isabella) camping flyout. Camping and restaurant on the field.
- June 15-16: Father’s Day Flyout to Columbia Airport (O22). Register for this event at the airport’s website for their delicious BBQ. Camping on the field. Restaurants nearby.
- July 27-28: Oceano Airport (L52) camping flyout. Camping on the field. Hotels and restaurants nearby.
- August 10-11: Suggest a place!
In Recent News
Solo Date: February 11, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructor: Travis Mills Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I grew up building scale airplanes, then moved on to remote control aircraft that I built myself, never really thought sitting in the pilot […]
Date: January 23, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Travis Mills Aircraft: Cessna N61637 Thanks to the great instruction provided by Travis and Kat, student pilot Yuchen put in the hard work and earned his Private Pilot License! Despite gusty, turbulent […]
Date: December 18, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructors: Martin, Jamie & Ben Aircraft: Cessna N53456 Another Monterey pilot earns their wings with DPE Eric Cook! Congrats to Bentley and his instructors on a job well done. “Growing up I always […]
Date: November 20, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Terry Norbraten Aircraft: Cessna N62244 Congrats to Liz for earning her wings in our Monterey location! “How I got into flying: I’ve been around general aviation my entire life. My father, who […]
Solo Date: December 3, 2018 Aircraft: Citabria N9091L Instructor: Grainne Gilvarry Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “Aviation has been in my life since day one from frequent overseas travel. Flying was always the dream, but I was hesitant to chase […]
Solo Date: December 2, 2018 Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Instructor: Scott Holland Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I grew up about 50 miles from Oshkosh, so my family used to check out EAA AirVenture every year. Once I took a discovery […]
Solo Date: November 27, 2018 Aircraft: Cessna N12234 Instructor: Kat Hanlon Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Who’s that in the pattern at KRHV? Kat’s solo student, Nick! You know it’s a good flight when even tower commends you on a […]
Date: November 2, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Travis Mills Aircraft: Cessna N61637 “I want to fly, and I cannot remember how many times I was excited to look outside when everyone else fell asleep in a long-haul flight. Unfortunately, […]
Date: November 15, 2018 Certification: Multi-Engine Instructor Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA Instructor: Jen Watson We are so pleased to have Petra flying with us and soon teaching with us! Petra and her husband Scott came to fly our Twin Comanche. […]
Solo Date: October 27, 2018 Aircraft: Citabria 9091L Instructor: Scott Holland Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “This is my second solo since soloing years ago at the age of 17, but this time it’s in a tailwheel aircraft. I’m looking […]
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Our tailwheel fleet includes Citabria, Decathlon, Stinson, 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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