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Excellence in flight training since 1960
57 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.
- April 21 (Saturday) at 1 pm – AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar at Reid-Hillview. Click here to register.
- May 2 – Wednesday evening Sport/Private Pilot Ground School begins. Click here to register.
- May 5 – Saturday morning Sport/Private Pilot Ground School begins. Click here to register.
- May 19 (Saturday) at 12 pm – Free BBQ at our Reid-Hillview location.
- May 19 (Saturday) at 3 pm – Upset & Spin Recovery and Aerobatic Seminar with Wayne Handley in our Reid-Hillview classroom. Cost is $20 per person. Sign up with the office to reserve your spot. This class will sell out quickly.
- We now have a Feedback Form to allow customers to be heard. Click here to share your experience with us!Visit our Event Calendar to see upcoming fly-outs, camping trips, seminars, and more.
In Recent News
Aircraft: Cessna N915L Solo Date: May 13, 2018 Instructor: Travis Mills Location: San Martin, CA (E16) Congrats to our Reid-Hillview student Prad, who flew 3 laps in left closed traffic for Runway 14 at San Martin! “My family noticed my […]
Date: May 3, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Aircraft: Cessna N61637 “I’ve been wanting to fly since I was a child, and now my my long-time dream has finally come true. My goal is to have fun flying […]
Date: May 8, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Blake Hannigan Aircraft: Cessna N915L Another student pilot earns their license at AeroDynamic! Congrats to Julien for completing his flight training with CFI Blake and passing his Private Pilot checkride with Vince […]
Date: May 9, 2018 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: All of Us! Aircraft: Cessna N915L For Thao’s birthday in 2015, her brother gave her a gift certificate to fly aerobatics at Aerodynamic Aviation with Chief Instructor Jen. It was the greatest […]
Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Solo Date: April 25, 2018 Instructor: Logan Wright Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Women are taking to the skies at Reid-Hillview! Ryann flew her solo flight in a taildragger around the pattern for 31R with instructor Logan […]
Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Solo Date: April 8, 2018 Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Instructors: Logan Wright & Adam Sciupac Hooray to Jenna for completing her first solo flight…in a taildragger, no less! She showed the airplane who was boss when […]
Congratulations to Katrina for being the recipient of the Bay Cities 99s 2018 scholarship for $2000. She and her instructor Lynzie, one of AeroDynamic’s CFIs, were presented the award at Oakland Aviation Museum, during a fundraiser for Women in Aviation. […]
Aircraft: Citabria 7ECA Instructor: Jen Watson Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats on another notch in your pilot belt, Fred! After completing training for his Private Pilot License with us, Fred moved on to a complex aircraft endorsement and has […]
Aircraft: N61637 Instructor: Batelle Rachmian Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: April 4, 2018 “When I was a kid, I was building small aircraft models. Building these models and controlling them from the ground was really interesting and exciting, […]
Aircraft: Cessna N98485 Instructor: David Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Solo Date: April 4, 2018 “I have always been interested in flying, since I was a child. For my brithday a few years ago, my father-in-law bought me a […]
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From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
Our tailwheel fleet includes Citabrias, Decathlons, Aeronca Champ, 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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