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Aviation can open the door to hundreds of new opportunities every day. Reid Hillview airport alone has many educational programs promoting multiple STEM skills that can't be acquired anywhere else.


San Jose State University 


Believe it or not, San Jose State University (SJSU) a 168-year-old university has an aviation program that dates back to 1936 and was based out of San Jose International airport at the time. Soon after in 2011, the aviation program migrated to Reid Hillview where the hanger and programs currently reside. To this day the SJSU Program fosters many future professional pilots, aircraft mechanics, aeronautical engineers, and many others. These programs would not be available to college students if the Reid Hillview airport were to close. SJSU's own 

hanger on the field is located on the east side of the airport and is used for aircraft operations and engineering classes that take place at the Reid Hillview Airport. 

The SJSU Precision Flight Team utilizes the Reid Hillview and San Martin airport to practice spot landings. The SJSU Precision Flight Team then travels across the United States in small two-seater Cessna 152 aircraft to compete with other universities such as Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and the Air Force Academy. They have partnered up with a club on the field called the Flying 20s with access to aircraft such as the Cessna 152 and Cessna 172. 

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