Introductory Flight — $129

The special $129 introductory flight lesson is intended for those who have not yet started flying lessons. This is a real, one-hour lesson, not a sightseeing flight.

If you’re interested in taking the introductory flight, contact one of the instructors below. If you’ve already started lessons elsewhere and would like to continue your lessons with the Alameda Aero Club, or get an advanced rating, see below for a complete list of club instructors.

Why Learn with the AAC?

The club offers student pilots a great deal — good instructors, well-maintained and relatively inexpensive airplanes, and a wealth of experience and support while you’re struggling to get your license. Our instructors and planes are suitable for basic training at the US PP-ASEL (Private Pilot Airplane Single-Engine Land) level and for basic instrument ratings for those IFR days. For a detailed account of one club member’s learning to fly with the Alameda Aero Club, see Hamish Reid’s Flying Diary.

Your first step should be to fill out the application for membership in the Alameda Aero Club. Membership gives you access to our economical planes and top-notch instruction. Call one of the club instructors or the Membership Officer to arrange an introductory flight lesson. Arrange with your club instructor to schedule lessons at your convenience.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Our Instructors

Liz Sommers, CFII, ATP, Chief Pilot

esommers99 at aol dot com


Mike Eggen, CFI

2mikeeggen at gmail dot com


Derek Goheen, CFII, ATP

derekgoheen86 at gmail dot com


Joel Klein, CFII

jeklein at pacbell dot net


B.J. Shockley, CFI

Benjamin dot Shockley08 at gmail dot com


George Michelogiannakis, CFII, ATP

mixelogj13 at yahoo dot co dot uk


Clarence Binninger, CFII

cbinusa at gmail dot com


Jeff Wright, CFII

jeff at wright-aviation dot com


Drew Kemp, CFII

charlesdkemp at gmail dot com


Brandon Aaseby, CFII


aaseby dot brandon at gmail dot com

Christian Goetze, CFII


cg at miaow dot com

Tim Greer, CFII

greertim at gmail dot com


Zsolt Katona, CFII

zskatona at gmail dot com


Ronald Put, CFII

put dot ronald at gmail dot com


Terence Wilson, CFII

terence dot wilson at gmail dot com


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