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Excellence in flight training since 1960
60 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.
- New Redbird simulator at Reid-Hillview! Click here for details.
- Private Pilot Ground School will resume once our current health order allows gatherings.
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In Recent News
Date: July 28, 2020 Certification: Commercial Multi-engine Instructor: Jen Watson Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA One of AeroDynamic’s instructors, Mitchell, has nailed a first-time pass of his Commercial AMEL add-on rating with DPE Eric Cook. Mitchell is continuing on to earn […]
Date: July 28, 2020 Certifications: Certificated Flight Instructor – Instrument Instructor: Jen Watson Aircraft: Cessna N54102 A huge congratulations to two of our instructors for earning an instrument rating on their flight instructor certificates. These new CFIIs trained with our […]
Solo Date: July 16, 2020 Aircraft: Cessna N98485 Instructor: Zibin He Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) WC started his training in San Diego, but a new job brought him to the Bay Area. Under the tutelage of his Instructor Zibin, […]
Date: July 11, 2020 Certification: Commercial Multi-engine Instructor: Jen Watson Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA Congrats to our newest Commercial AMEL pilot, Claudio! He’s already hard at work on his multi-engine instructor (MEI) rating and is buying his first twin-engine airplane, […]
Date: July 2, 2020 Certification: Instrument Rating Instructors: Sara Stumpf, Dick Chang & David Waksberg Aircraft: Cessna N98485 “The instrument rating has been my goal for several years to be a safer and better pilot. I was lucky to complete […]
Date: June 6, 2020 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Cheryl Mitrus Aircraft: Cessna N12234 “In early June, on a Saturday morning I flew off to Paso Robles for my checkride with Eric Cook. After 10 months of preparation, I couldn’t wait! […]
Solo Date: June 14, 2020 Aircraft: Cessna N12234 Instructor: Mitchell Templeton Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Dima and his CFI Mitchell for completing a monumental step – a pilot’s first solo flight.
Date: June 25, 2020 Certification: Tailwheel Endorsement Aircraft: Citabria N9091L Instructor: Lynzie Hudson Congrats to our newly minted tailwheel pilot! Bill conquered the mighty taildragger with the help of CFI Lynzie. He plans to take his son flying around California.
Evgenii Sikachev Date: May 20, 2020 Certification: Instrument Rating Instructors: James Hwang, Sara Stumpf & Scott Holland Aircraft: Cessna N98485 Alex Ambrose Date: May 26, 2020 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Cheryl Mitrus Aircraft: Cessna N98485 Lukasz Weber Date: June 6, […]
Date: April 14, 2020 Certification: Instrument Rating Instructor: Nathaniel Thorpe Aircraft: Cessna N53456 In mid February Mike Fritsche started training for his instrument rating with Aerodynamic Aviation in Monterey, California. He completed most of his training with CFII Nathaniel Thorpe, […]
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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.