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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.
- June 19-21 we are hosting a Maule & Friends Flyout to Kern Valley Airport for airplane camping, river rafting, backcountry flying, and tri-tip BBQ. Tickets are limited. Click here to purchase.
- New AeroDynamic swag available for sale including hoodies, hats, beanies, patches, t-shirts and coozies. Stop by our San Jose office to purchase.
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In Recent News
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, […]
Solo Date: March 27, 2020 Aircraft: Citabria N2508Z Instructor: Ivan Stanojevic Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I was introduced to aviation at a young age by my aunt and uncle who are both airline pilots. Growing up, they’ve always shared […]
Solo Date: March 21, 2020 Aircraft: SportStar N712MF Instructor: Sergey Kataev Location: Hollister, CA (KCVH) “I first got into flying when I joined the Air Force to fly on AWACS aircraft as an airborne computer technician and firefighter. I quickly […]
Date: February 17, 2020 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Kat Hanlon Aircraft: Cessna N12234 “Even though I had relatives who were in aviation I never thought I would be, mostly because it looked like a long-drawn-out and complex process. My once […]
Date: February 20, 2020 Certification: Private Pilot Instructor: Cheryl Mitrus Aircraft: Cessna N54102 Congrats to Yongzhen and CFI Cheryl on a first-time pass!
Date: February 5, 2020 Certification: Multi-engine Instructor (MEI) Instructor: Jen Watson Aircraft: Twin Comanche N40DA AeroDynamic instructor Lynzie Hudson’s hard work earned her a first-time pass on her MEI checkride! Lynzie teaches tailwheel, aerobatics, upset recovery, spin training, private, instrument, […]
Solo Date: January 18, 2020 Aircraft: Citabria N990WY Instructor: Batelle Waksberg Location: San Jose, CA (KRHV) “I remember being interested in airplanes since I was a young kid. My grandpa would take me to UWGG/GOJ and we would watch planes […]
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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.