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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.
- May 3-5: Kern Valley Airport (L05, near Lake Isabella) EAA camping flyout. Click here for details.
- May 10-11: Oceano Airport (L52) Beach Burger Fry & Dance from 1730-2200. Camping available. Click here for details.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 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 […]
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 […]
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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.