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Beginners to Advanced
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Introductory Flight Lessons and Tours
Flights departing daily
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Discover What Aviation has to Offer
Fly a variety of aircraft
Learn to fly stick and rudder
Sport or Private Pilot
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Get actual IFR during training
Commercial, Instructor, & ATP
Earn Private, Commercial or ATP AMEL
Transition to Tailwheel
With California's fun flight school
Upset Recovery, Spin Training & Aerobatics
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Mountain Flying Courses
Why drive to Tahoe or Mammoth?
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Expand your horizons
Fly in California
The beautiful weather advantage
Excellence in flight training since 1960
61 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. In 2021 we were featured on World’s Greatest TV as their choice for Flight School!
- December 1, 2021: The Jason Brown Tailwheel Scholarship is now available to pilots at any level for all types of tailwheel training. Applications are due Nov 15th. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded on Jason’s birthday, Dec. 22. Click here for full details.
- December 17, 2021 at 6 pm: AeroDynamic is happy to announce we will resume our annual “Holiday in the Hangar” party. All are welcome. Bring a dish, dessert, or bottle of wine to share. We will provide turkey, ham, and sides. Festivities will begin around 6 pm on Friday night and include prizes and games for best Ugly Sweater competition, White Elephant gift exchange (participation optional), Paper Airplane contest, Aviation Trivia, and more.
- New Redbird simulator at Reid-Hillview! Click here for details.
- New AeroDynamic swag available for sale including hoodies, hats, beanies, patches, t-shirts and coozies. Stop by our San Jose or Monterey office to purchase.
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From beginners to advanced, we train it all!
Our tailwheel fleet includes Citabria, Decathlon, Maule and Stinson 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 AeroDynamic Aviation® featured as the World’s Greatest TV Flight School!
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.