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Excellence in flight training since 1960
58 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 2017 Distinguished Flight School, 2016 AOPA Honor Roll, Cloud 9 Living’s Legendary Experience Provider Award and Best of Groupon Awards.
- Sep 15 (Sat) – WINGS seminar on “Planning and Preparing for your IFR rating”
- Oct 2 – IFR Ground School – Ray Owen begins a 6-week class on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm and Sunday afternoons from 2-5 pm. $300. Register with the office.
- We now have a Feedback Form to allow customers to be heard. Click here to share your experience with us!
In Recent News
Solo Date: September 11, 2018 Aircraft: Citabria 9091L Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I really liked riding roller coasters when I was a kid, and flying gives me the same feeling as riding on a roller coaster: […]
Date: September 16, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Jason Brown Aircraft: Citabria N9091L While taking a sabbatical from work, and despite a month of travel during training, Alex completed an accelerated Private Pilot course in the Citabria and earned his […]
Date: September 15, 2018 Certification: Commercial Multi-Engine Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA Instructor: David Waksberg & Jen Watson While most of us would be thrilled to pilot such a single-engine plane like the Pilatus, Kelsey just added multi-engine rating to her […]
Solo Date: August 14, 2018 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructors: Bill Herrick Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I’m excited to finally reach this stage of my training! My motivation for flying is for the freedom and ease that it will allow […]
Solo Date: August 2, 2018 Aircraft: Cessna 172 Instructors: Batelle & Kat Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV)
Aircraft: Cessna 172 Solo Date: August 1, 2018 Instructor: Travis Mills Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV)
One of our recent graduate’s mom snapped this photo of three 17-year-old Aerodynamic students (2 newly licensed private pilots and 1 student pilot) departing out of Monterey airport. Adam Shapiro is in the left seat, Katrina Espinoza is in the […]
Date: July 14, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Adam Sciupac Aircraft: Cessna N54102 “I started flying when I was 14. My parents got me a discovery flight for my birthday and I was hooked. I started my training in 1989 […]
Date: June 25, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Lynzie Hudson & Travis Mills Aircraft: Cessna N12234 We are so proud of Katrina’s hard work and dedication. After a challenging beginning to her training at another school, Katrina persevered and commuted […]
“Thanks a lot for the great work at Aerodynamic! It is amazing! I got hooked up on flying because of DOS flying games! They were fun and the idea of “flying” came with lots of freedom! When Microsoft Flight Simulator […]
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From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
Our tailwheel fleet includes Citabria, Decathlon, Stinson, Husky, 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. We also have an online store with recommended books and materials for the aviation enthusiast or pilot in training.
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- Ground School
- sUAS (Drone) License
- Sport Pilot
- Private Pilot
- Tailwheel Endorsement
- IFR Ground School
- Instrument Rating
- Flight Instructor
- Aerobatics & Upset Recovery
- Mountain Flying
- Flight Review & IPC
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