START YOUR FLYING ADVENTURE WITH AN $230, inclusive of 15 minutes of flight simulator training, and 45 minutes of hands-on flying with aircraft supplied by our friends at California Airways. CALL (510) 239-7411 TO BOOK YOUR LESSON TODAY! INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT LESSON

Welcome On Board

We are Aspire Aeronautica, and our mission is to provide professional flight instruction to the aspiring pilot, and turn each and every one of our clients into an aviator. We are a group of flight instructors and professionals working in partnership with our friends at California Airways to provide each of our customers with a safe, reliable, and professional flight training experience. We are dedicated to the success of each of our clients, and will work tirelessly to ensure that each clients’ goals are met.

Flight Instruction Services

We are professional flight instructors. That means we do this for a living to share our passion for flight with our clients. We care about our clients’ success and safety, and prioritize mastery over the accumulation of hours. Aspire provides the instructor, and California Airways provides the aircraft. Together, we provide an unmatched experience promoting aviation, flight safety, training, and careers in the aviation industry, all from the Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD) in Hayward, California.

Flight Instruction Services

Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD)

Aspire Aeronautica provides structured, personally tailored flight instruction services to each client. Our schedule is flexible, and all training is provided under 14 CFR Part 61 with aircraft provided by our friends at California Airways. All services are designed to meet the minimum eligibility standards for each certificate as required by the Federal Aviation Administration and the practical test standards and/or airman certification standards. In light of the pandemic, Aspire Aeronautica offers Zoom ground lessons.

Instruction Rates

We offer flight instruction services at the market rate for the San Francisco Bay Area. These rates are subject to change. Aircraft rental is not included in the rates listed below. Aircraft may be rented from California Airways. Please visit www.california-airways.com to learn more about the rental rates and requirements for their expansive fleet.

Private Pilot

$80/ hour (Ask us about Block Rates!)
  • Ground Instruction
  • Flight Instruction
  • Exam Preparation
  • Aircraft Checkout
  • First BFR 50% Off
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Aircraft Endorsements

$100/ hour
  • Ground Instruction
  • Flight Instruction
  • Complex
  • High Performance
  • Aircraft Checkout
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Flight Review

$100/ hour
  • Ground Instruction
  • Flight Instruction
  • Endorsement
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Instrument Proficiency Check

$100/ hour
  • TAA & Ground Instruction
  • Flight Instruction
  • Endorsement
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The Overall Training Process

The training process does not have to be a mystery. While each training regime will be individually tailored for each client, the overall big-picture steps are the same.

Ground Instruction

We always start with ground training to teach you the basics. This saves you time, and money, when you start flying. Ground instruction can range from anywhere between 10 and 20 hours on average, with flights mixed in between.

Knowledge Test

Every major FAA certificate requires a written examination, called a knowledge test. The purpose of your ground and flight instruction is to prepare you for this examination. The minimum passing score is 70%, but we know you will score much higher.

Flight Instruction

This is where the adventure truly begins. Once you complete one or two hours of ground introductory instruction (along with an initial introductory flight), you begin learning utilizing the ultimate learning tool: the aircraft itself. There is no average amount of time. Some clients become proficient in 40 hours, while some require more. And that’s okay!

Practical Test & Certification

All your weeks and months of hard work finally pays off when you are endorsed for your practical examination. Successfully passing the practical examination gives you the ultimate privilege: your pilot certificate or additional rating. It’s a process, but it’s worth it in the end.

Start Your Flight Training Today

It will be our privilege to teach you how to fly. If you are ready to invest in your aviation future, let us know! We will connect you with one of our flight instructors and get you started. Don't forget to ask about whether an Introductory Flight Lesson is right for you!