CFI, CFII, MEI, FAA Gold Seal, A&P

(510) 299-3940

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Darryl Kalthof

I am a career flight instructor because I love to teach people how to fly. I have been a pilot since 1988 and a bay area flight instructor since 1993 when I finished my aviation degree at San Jose State University. I have given over 14,000 hours of flight instruction and helped hundreds of people become certified pilots. I can provide all the flight and ground training you need to get your private pilot, or other certificates. If you have time, you can also attend the weekly evening private pilot ground school that Advantage offers.

Over the years, I have developed detailed training materials and videos that will help you to become a competent and safe pilot. The syllabus I have created has 40 lessons. I highly recommend you take at least one 2.5 hour lesson per week.

I typically teach 3 lessons per day during the weekdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. I can teach in most of the aircraft the club has online including Cessna, Beech, Piper, Diamond, and Cirrus. See my website instructor page for more details on aircraft I can teach in. I accept, cash, check, credit card, and PayPal. Please email or call me before scheduling.

I would be happy to answer any questions you have about learning to fly, or advanced ratings. And if you’re ready to start the adventure of a lifetime ask me to schedule your introductory flying lesson.