Need to polish up your knowledge? Intensive checkride and test prep ground school coming up April 26/27

Need to polish up your knowledge before your checkride or knowledge test? Nervous about the oral test? Just want to learn more?

Keep the last weekend in April free, we have just the deal for you!

Coby Sena and Jen Delp-Mallet will be offering an intensive checkride / test preparation ground school on the weekend of April 26th and 27th, at Reid Hillview.

Two full days of amazing instruction. Coby is also the local Civil Air Patrol check pilot (and former Squadron Commander), and Jen is a former airline pilot, rated in several jets and turboprops.

If they cannot get you ready for your tests, noone can, so come and sign up now!

Only $249 for the two days (9-5) and AeroDynamic will give you a $50 credit on your flying account when you pass your knowledge test (or if you already did that, when you pass your flight test)

Call the office on 408-320-9614 or email for more

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AirPooler – Lyft for airplanes? Or how to win a free T-shirt

Here is an interesting piece of news. AirPooler is trying to do for private planes what Lyft or similar carsharing sites have done for cars.

I am taking guesses for how long they survive till the FAA shuts them down. The person who guesses the number of days correctly gets a free T Shirt.

Meanwhile try to list the various regulations that would be broken…

Excerpt from their announcement:

Here’s how AirPooler works. Pilots choose a date and itinerary for a trip, say Palo Alto airport to South Lake Tahoe. They enter the type of plane, the number of available seats, and their pilot’s credentials and experience. AirPooler calculates the price per seat by dividing the total flight’s fuel, airport tax, and hangar cost by the number of passengers (pilot included). AirPooler lists the available seats and accompanying info on its site, and anyone can book a spot.

Passengers choose from the available flights, enter their weight plus luggage, and a request is sent to the pilot. Once a pilot accepts, the passenger receives contact and arrival details for meeting the pilot at the airport. After the flight, any unforseen costs such as fuel for idling on the runway are added, and the passenger’s payment details on file are charged.

Law prohibits private pilots from profiting from passengers so you only pay for your share of the cost of the flight plus a 20 percent fee to AirPooler. The Federal Aviation Administration also bars private plane pilots from advertising flights, which is why AirPooler is careful to never promote any specific flights.

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Going Solo: Adam Sciupac

We have a new fledgling! Congratulations to Adam Sciupac who soloed Cessna 61637 on a beautiful late afternoon with CFI Mark Guerrero supervising from the ground. Well done Adam!

Adam and Mark outside Cessna 61637

Adam and Mark outside Cessna 61637

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New Cessna: N1117U

Exciting news – we are adding a new plane to the fleet!

AeroDynamic member Steve Pierce has agreed to put his 1976 Cessna 172M on leaseback starting today, take good care of it! Cessna 1117U will be available from to rent while N54102, AeroDynamic’s Cessna 172P is down for a new paint job and engine.

The plane is tied down on the second row next to the other Cessnas. See photos below:



1117U2The plane is equipped with a 4 place intercom, Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen GPS, TKM MX300 radio, Garmin GTX 327 transponder, and will be renting for $114/hr.


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Going Solo: Brandon Scheff

Congratulations to tailwheel student Brandon Scheff for completing his first solo flight! Brandon is working towards his Private Pilot License in Citabria 9091L with instructor Patrick Cabral. Well done Brandon!

Brandon Scheff's first solo!

Brandon Scheff and Patrick Cabral with Citabria 9091L

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New Instrument Pilot: Kevin Cheng

Congraulations to Kevin Cheng for passing his instrument checkride! Kevin took his checkride in Cessna 54102 with examiner Yuzo Wakita. Well done to both Kevin and his instructor Sergey Sinyachkin!

Kevin Cheng after passing his instrument checkride in Cessna 54102

Kevin Cheng after passing his instrument checkride in Cessna 54102

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AeroDynamic will be at the Columbia Fly-in Saturday, March 29th!

Join us at the Hangar 6 Columbia Fly-in, gathering of vintage, classic, warbird, taildragger, and biplane machines at Columbia Airport (O22).

Book a plane and come for a fun day in and around great planes and people! We’ll be on hand offering intro, tailwheel, and acro rides, enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills around Columbia.


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