OAK isn’t just a great way to fly. It’s a great place to learn about aviation, too. Whether you want to learn to fly, become an aircraft mechanic, or just need a place for the kids to spread their wings and explore the wonders of flight, climb aboard.

Pilot Training

Aviation Mechanic and Pilot Training

Alameda Aero Club is a not-for-profit club dedicated to making flying accessible and affordable to everyone. Alameda Aero Club has about 170 members, and offers four Cessna 172s for member rentals.

College of Alameda offers FAA- and FCC-approved aviation maintenance technology training. New evening program allows students to train full- or part-time as A&P mechanics, take pilot ground school courses, and take FAA exams at on-site computer testing facility. Download the program brochure.

Oakland Flyers is a flying club and a training facility. Oakland Flyers offers Piper, Cessna, and Bellanca aircraft for rent, as well as a loggable Frasca 142 Flight Simulator.

Child's Play

Traveling with younger family members? Looking for some fun in-flight activities to keep them occupied? You might check the following web sites for some fun, aviation-themed activities that can be enjoyed by children of almost any age:

OAK Historic Video

A History In Flight, San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport’s Historical Video. The 24-minute video (shown here in nine parts) looks at OAK’s humble beginnings in 1927 to its recognition today as the Bay Area’s low-cost airport. A History In Fight recounts the derring-do of early aviation pioneers to set world flight records and achieve their personal best, using OAK’s strategic location and excellent facilities to begin their record-setting flights. It also tells the story of how OAK rises above adversity, recognizes challenges and becomes a major economic engine by creating opportunity for the San Francisco Bay region.

Click below to download the entire OAK Historical Video (running time 24:13, 66.9 MB) or the individual chapters.

General Aviation

With its fast access to the Bay Area and the bustling Port of Oakland, OAK serves corporate travelers, private aircraft operators and the general aviation community with outstanding facilities, service and support. From, aircraft maintenance services to our two fixed-base operators providing fueling, hangar, customs, immigration and ground handling services, OAK has all of your general aviation needs covered.