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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 comfortable, friendly environment 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.
- June 1 to July 20: In depth Private Pilot Practical Test Ground School to prepare for the oral portion of the Private Pilot checkride. This class will be taught by our Chief Instructor at our Reid-Hillview location. Class is every Saturday from 2 – 5 pm for 8 weeks. Cost $300 or $40/class. Register and pay with the office. Click here for class schedule.
- June 15-16: Father’s Day Fly-In to Columbia Airport (O22). Register for this event at the airport’s website for their delicious BBQ. Camping on the field. Restaurants nearby.
- June 21-22: AOPA Fly-In at Livermore Airport.
- June 29th at 12 pm: WINGS seminar on Loss of Control, Stall/Spin and Upset Recovery. This will be followed by a BBQ at 1 pm and FAA award ceremony for Instructor Ron Murphy. He will be receiving a Master Pilot Award for reaching 50 years as a pilot! Everyone is welcome to attend.
- July 27-28: Oceano Airport (L52) camping flyout. Camping on the field. Hotels and restaurants nearby. Click here for details.
- August 10-11: Suggest a place!
In Recent News
Solo Date: June 1, 2019 Aircraft: Citabria – N2508Z Instructor: Scott Holland Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I am an engineer at Uber, where I build the company’s knowledge graph. When I was little, I built flying contraptions. I would […]
Date: June 4, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructors: Lynzie Hudson & Terry Norbraten Aircraft: Cessna N62244 “Having a family of military/commercial pilots influenced me to become one. I’m now the third generation in my family to fly, but the first […]
Solo Date: May 8, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna 172 – N54102 Instructors: Travis Mills Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “Growing up, I would see the Blue Angels fly by my house during the Salinas Airshow and I would wonder how fun […]
Solo Date: March 24, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna 172 – N54102 Instructors: Christian Burton Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Henry has sought to fly ever since he could first point to the Southwest 737s on approach to San Jose. For many […]
Date: March 30, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Christian Burton Aircraft: Cessna N915L Congratulations, Nicolas! We love to see a first-time pass on a checkride. The weather is finally giving us blue skies, so go out and enjoy that hard-earned […]
Solo Date: April 1, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna 172 – N12234 Instructors: Adam Sciupac & Christian Burton Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “It feels so cool to fly an airplane by myself! Starting from a g2g aviation 101 course and a […]
Solo Date: February 28, 2019 Aircraft: Citabria 7KCAB – N11681 Instructors: Jason Brown & Jen Watson Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) You rock, Heather! After taking a few months off due to a broken wrist, Heather came back with a […]
Solo Date: February 23, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna 172 – N737ZD Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “Growing up in the Air Force, I always wanted to be a pilot. I chose a different career, but now I get […]
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 […]
From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
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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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 you are 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.