Flying Companion Seminar

Join this engaging one day workshop for the non-pilot!

Saturday, January 21, 2023 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Check-in starts at 8:00; come early for coffee and donuts!

Hosted by Trade Winds Aviation ~ Reid-Hillview (KRHV)
2505 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148

Seminar Description | FAQs | How to Get There

Advance Registration Required!
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, all-day snacks & beverages and all class materials.

Flying Companion Seminar

Registration Per Person

Amount: $99.00


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What is a Flying Companion Seminar?

Are you a frequent passenger in small planes?  Do you have family or friends who are pilots? Are you curious to learn more about aviation?

Then you are a “Companion” and we hope to see you at our workshop.

Taught by experienced female pilots who love to share our passion for flying with others, this workshop will teach you:

  • What goes into a basic flight.
  • What all those dials and buttons do.
  • What keeps an airplane in the air.
  • Who are the people on the radio and how to talk to them.
  • How to help in the cockpit.
  • What to do in an emergency.
  • How navigate through the sky.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Nothing specific as we provide all you need. We do encourage reusable water bottles (water is available), a light sweater if air conditioning makes you cold, and sun protection (hat, sunglasses, etc.) as you may spend up to an hour outside at a plane.

Does my pilot need to attend?

No. This workshop is for non-pilots. Your pilot likely already knows everything we are going to teach you.

May my pilot attend?

Yes. On occasion pilots sit in on the workshop, however, most find we are covering things they already know. Pilots who want to sit in, but don’t eat a meal will not be charged. Please let us know in advance if your pilot will be sitting in.

What does the workshop fee cover?

We provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a comprehensive packet of materials. Any additional revenue is used to support aviation causes such as scholarships for student pilots.

I don’t know anyone who is a pilot. Can I still attend?

Absolutely! And by the end you will know a whole lot of pilots.


Trade Winds Aviation at Reid-Hillview (KRHV)
2505 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose, CA
(408) 729-5100
Fly In or Drive In!

From 680 N or S: Exit Capitol Expressway (Capitol only goes one direction from 680) Follow Capitol Expressway approximately 2 miles. Turn Right on Cunningham Ave, 4th light. The terminal building is the brown two-story building at the end of the road. Trade Winds is to the right of the terminal building.

From 101 N: Exit Capitol Expressway N/E Follow Capitol Expressway apx 2.5 miles. Turn Left at Cunningham Ave. The terminal building is the brown two-story building at the end of the road. Trade Winds is to the right of the terminal building.