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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.
- Please read the newest revision to the Renter’s Agreement. View it on our “Documents” webpage.
- August 17th at 4 pm: WINGS seminar on Flight Plans and Pilot Services. On August 27th the ICAO International Flight Plan form replaces our current domestic flight plan form. Join us for free. Register with FAAsafety.gov for WINGS credit or just stop in.
- Private Pilot Ground School starts September 21st! See full details on our Ground School webpage.
- Every third Saturday we hold a free BBQ at our Reid-Hillview location in San Jose. Stop in to chat with fellow student pilots and instructors. All are welcome.
In Recent News
Date: August 5, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Grant Ozdinski Aircraft: Cessna N12234 “I became a pilot because I love flying, the freedom it gives you, and the wonderful people you meet along the way. I strangely love how difficult […]
Date: July 25, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructors: Christian Burton & Cheryl Mitrus Aircraft: Cessna N54102 “I wanted to fly since childhood. When I moved to California, I started my training. Now I am flying for fun with friends, but […]
Date: July 24, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructors: Christian Burton & Cheryl Mitrus Aircraft: Cessna N98485 Congrats to our newest pilot Henry on passing his checkride on the first try with DPE Richard Conte! Henry recently graduated high school and […]
Date: July 22, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Jason Brown Aircraft: Citabria N11681 “As a teenager I wanted to pursue a career in Aviation but things weren’t conducive for that back then in India. After moving to Bay Area 3 […]
Solo Date: June 23, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna – N98485 Instructor: Kat Hanlon Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I’ve been around planes and airports my whole life, and have always loved the idea of flying. When I turned 50 recently, I […]
Solo Date: June 21, 2019 Aircraft: Cessna – N61637 Instructor: Travis Mills Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Sean on taking his first solo flight!
Solo Date: July 14, 2019 Aircraft: SportStar – N712MF Instructor: Sergey Kataev Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) Congrats to Kent and instructor Sergey! Kent grew up flying with his dad, a professional airshow performer, and figured it was finally time […]
Date: July 13, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Dick Chang Aircraft: Cessna N54102 Nailed it! Congrats to Philippe for a first time pass! Philippe journeyed to Salinas to meet with Pilot Examiner Eric Cook. His instructor, Dick, flew down […]
We are big advocates of continued training for pilots at every level. Whether this means pushing your comfort level with spin training, taming the taildragger by earning a tailwheel endorsement or adding a new rating to your license, we also […]
Date: June 14, 2019 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Scott Holland Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z “Earning the PPL has been very rewarding. It took a little over a year of dedication and hard work to earn the certificate, but I am happy […]
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!
See what AeroDynamic Aviation® is all about!
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.