Trade Winds Aviation

Career Certification
2505 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148 2505 Cunningham Ave., San Jose Directions
Today 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed All Hours
+14087295100
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Report | 2 years ago
They are very professional and their customer services is very good
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Report | 3 years ago
u guys are awesome !
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Report | 3 years ago
Keep it up.
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Report | 3 years ago
The program is great and actually I would like to take flying lessons at Trade Winds as I like the enthusiasm of the owner, Walter Gyger and also my ground school instructor Rocky Kabotsky. The reason why I am unable to take these flying lessons is due to the fact that there are no incentives for making the flying lessons more attractive such as 1] Discounted rate for buying a block of flying time in advance 2] Cessna 152 is cheaper, but unfortunately there are none available except the high end planes like Cessna 172. 3] Discounts for flying more hours in a month. There are many incentives that this great school can offer. However, at this point in my time, there are no discounts at all offered by Trade Winds to actually help more students to sign up for actual flying lessons after the Ground School. I am sure more students will want to fly if there was a Group-On for Flying Lessons after completion of Ground School or if there was an awesome package for students wanting to really serious about getting their Private Pilots License. The window for doing the Ground Class and then enrolling for the flying lessons is pretty small. Once folks get busy with their daily routine its hard to come back again. If this situation changes, and I am offered an attractive package which is at par with other schools, I would definitely sign up immediately. Thanks - Rahul
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Report | 3 years ago
You have great and helpful people...
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Report | 3 years ago
Good Job
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Report | 3 years ago
You guys rock! Your trainers ROCK !
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Report | 3 years ago
Make sure your instructor Jaime doesn't misinform your students/clients; my husband came home a couple times mentioning that Jaime knew less about specific topics than he did - that my husband actually had to correct him once in class, then continued to just wait until they were in the car to make corrections with the two teenagers on other occasions. Also, his lack of proper grammar/vocabulary made him appear to be less intelligent than he might be; it's difficult to respect an instructor completely when they can't deliver their information well. Also, he repeatedly told the students that he wouldn't be their instructor much longer, to expect someone else to take over, but it never happened, which was confusing to my family, especially since they were actually looking forward to a new one. Each time they went to class and found Jaime still teaching, they were a bit disappointed.
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Report | 3 years ago
Great job on all of it. Thanks for the wealth of information.
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Report | 3 years ago
Thank you for the training and I hope to finish my training this spring
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It was a clear afternoon in Mission, British Columbia, when Walter Gyger climbed into his friend's Cessna 172. He?d spent his childhood constructing model airplanes and dreaming of stepping into the pilot's seat of a real one. The two lifted off, the ground dropping smoothly away, and soared on into the evening, finally touching down on Vancouver Island. That experience spurred Walter on to seek out his pilot license. Years later, after taking classes at Trade Winds Aviation, he bought the company. Walter now works with a team of FAA-certified flight instructors to give budding pilots that same push he received to pursue the dream of flying and pilot certification.

Trade Winds two-runway Reid-Hillview airport and adjacent training area sit surrounded by ridges splashed with watercolor blotches of green, which pilots-in-training survey from wide cockpit windows as they follow the official Cessna training program. Students set their own pace as they progress through lessons in cross-country flight, night flying, and navigation, all augmented by online training, practical flight sessions, and heckling from birds. When not guiding pupils through the valley's consistently clear skies, the staff help maintain Trade Winds' fleet of Cessna and Remos aircraft, many of which have features such as satellite radio, autopilot, GPS maps, and spare commas for absent-minded skywriters.

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