Flying Vikings is the difference between promise and performance.


Licensed Flight School Training in San Francisco, CA

Learn to fly with our flight school training in San Francisco, CA. At Flying Vikings Inc. we operate our flight school out of Hayward Bay Executive Airport. It is here that our students learn to safely fly our fleet of Cessna and Piper aircraft.

Our classes are designed to be the first step on the road to receiving your commercial pilot’s license. Being a pilot is a very fulfilling career, and by training with us, you will open many doors to making your career aspirations a reality. As a student, you will receive first-class instruction that adheres strictly to FAA guidelines. This way, you will be fully prepared to safely pilot an aircraft

With our licensed flight training, you will learn the skills you need to properly control your aircraft while in flight as well as gain valuable experience in the sky. To learn more about our training programs or how to enroll, reach out to our office. We look forward to welcoming all qualified students into our program.

Flying Vikings' Flight School San Francisco, CA

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our training school has everything to meet the needs of all prospective pilots, from private pilot training to full airline transport pilot (ATP) certification. A core component of our advanced training is our FAA-approved Elite PCATD flight simulator. With a combination of simulations and in-aircraft practice, you will be ready to handle nearly any flight situation with the utmost safety and care.

Additionally, our facility is set up to handle the FAA written exams right on site. This is thanks to our designation as a Lasergrade/PSI training facility. Through this designation, we are able to train to the requirements of Part 141 or Part 61.

Through our dedication to providing top-quality training and facilities, we have earned a reputation for excellence in the industry. Many of our graduates go onto find positions at major international airlines, where they continue to grow and develop into their careers. So if you have a passion for flying and want to start a career as a pilot, then our hands-on flight training is the right solution.

International Students

Our school is approved to issue i-20 forms so that international students can receive student visas to study at our facilities. Additionally, we train to a number of international standards so that our students can work for airlines around the world. So if you are an international student who is interested in learning to fly and you meet our flight school requirements, then we can help you receive your student visa.

International Airlines
• Air India
• Cathay Pacific
• Korean Air
• Asiana Airlines
• Air China
• Continental Airlines
• Northwest Airlink
• Mesa Airlines
• West Air
• Ameriflight

Our Instructors

There are not many schools that can boast the experienced instructors that we have here at Flying Vikings. Our instructors include:

Mats Salomonsson - Flight Training | San Francisco, CA Mats Salomonsson, Chief Instructor
Languages: English, Swedish, German, French
Ratings: CFI, CFII, MEI
HRS: 15000+
Samuel A. Gross - Licensed Commercial Pilot Training San Francisco, CA Samuel A. Gross
Languages: English
Ratings: CFI
HRS: 5,000+
Alex Akpala - Fly For Fun San Francisco, CA Alex Akpala
Languages: English
Ratings: CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, 737
HRS: 19000+
Defrance McLemore Defrance McLemore
Languages: English
Ratings: CFI
HRS: 2500

Contact us when you are interested in learning how to fly and start your training towards your commercial pilots' license. Located in San Francisco, CA, we proudly serve students from around the world.