Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson
Enjoy an Hour Hands-On Discovery Flight Lesson In San Jose, CA
Price for 1 participant
Experience magnificent views of the Bay Area all while at the controls of a Cessna 172 aircraft during this one hour Introductory Flying Lesson over the San Francisco Bay area. After you depart from Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California, take ahold of the controls to experience what it feels like to fly a light aircraft.
Your certified pilot will take you through the entire envelope of the aircraft in a fun half hour ground briefing. Get excited as you strap yourself in the aircraft. Your pilot will taxi the flight down the run way, then it is your turn to take ahold of the airplane. Depending on weather conditions and air traffic control, you will journey along the Pacific Coast from Half Moon Bay or over Highway One.
During your flight, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the basics of flying a light aircraft, managing complex airspace and aerial landmark recognition. This is an unforgettable gift that you will continue to share and relish for years and years!
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All pilots are accident and incident free and the Company has a 100% safety record. Pilots are trained beyond the rating they currently hold and are Certified Flight Instructors.
Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER 02GR31300B
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
This flight was a birthday gift from my family which far exceeded all our expectations. The instructor was a lovely gentleman who gave me plenty of confidence during this first-ever flying lesson. The day was absolutely beautiful so we were able to see San Francisco at its finest and my husband was able to take some great photos too. This was an experience I'd thoroughly recommend for all ages and stages of life.
- Christine M - Batemans Bay Australia, Sunday, October 27, 2013
My wife got this for me for our anniversary and it was the best gift ever! Patrick was my instructor and he was very professional, knowledgeable, and fun. We had a great time and my wife was able to come along too. I would definitely recommend this experience.
- Samuel Akins - San jose, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
This was a surprise birthday present for my boyfriend. I picked this specific flight lesson because the description stated that you get to fly the plane and it goes over the scenic bay area. Just want to clear the description up, they do not fly you over scenic parts of the bay area. This is not a scenic flight. This is a hands on flight to allow the person the most flying time to experience flying. We still had a wonderful time of course. My boyfriend was excited to learn and take control. This one also allows you to bring a passenger and I loved having the opportunity to fly with him. The instructor was knowledgeable and I felt completely safe. It was a fantastic surprise! And I'd recommend this to anyone who wants hands on action! Great experience!
- Jen S - San Francisco, Tuesday, October 02, 2012
It was great. The pilot (Jen) was wonderful - calm, professional and skilled. She allowed me to fly the plane as much as I was capable and helped when necessary. My passenger (my wife Michele) is next!
- David Johnson - San Jose, Friday, June 29, 2012
How can you beat this - a gret flight over Santa Cruz and got to take the controls for about 35-40 minutes. Sergie was very patient terrific experience - highly recommended!
- John Schmitt - Reid Hillview Airport, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
An experience of a lifetime.
- Patrick Gleeson - Fremont, Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This was probably the most amazing experience I've had to date. My instructor (Rich) was so good at explaining everything and he made me feel super comfortable I mean really, taking off in a plane, being 5,000 feet off the ground, simulating an engine failure..that's all pretty big stuff if you've never done it before. I was positively amped to fly and the experience met every expectation I had. Now I want to keep flying forever! I totally recommend buying this experience.
- Natalie Webster - AeroDynamic Aviation, Friday, November 11, 2011
This was a great time. I thought it would be more of a scenic flight but the instructor (who was great) had me flying most of the time. It's very, very cool. We hopped over the mountains to Santa Cruz and back on a beautiful November day. So much to see and lots going on in the sky's as well. If you want to treat someone, this is a very good choice. I really liked all the people and the instructor was a former AA pilot (Derick) who really knew what he was doing. Plane is old but that's part of the charm. Feels like you are barnstorming.
- Peter Van Brunt - Reid-Hillview Airport, Wednesday, November 03, 2010
We were extremely impressed with the crew at the Aerodynamic Aviation building, and would go again in a heartbeat. The flight lesson was a birthday gift for my boyfriend, and it was the absolute BEST time ever! Jim is an amazing instructor and such a delight to be around. He explained everything he was doing, and let my boyfriend take the controls most of the time, including landing! The views were wonderful, and Jim let my boyfriend do some basic tricks, like stalling the plane and 360 turns. This was truely the best part of our trip, thanks to Jim. I would definitely recommend this group to anyone who wants to fly or go on a scenic flight. It was just the most amazing experience ever! :O)
- Tiffany Nicole - Amelia Reid, Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Everyone at Amelia Reid / Aerodynamic Aviation were incredibly friendly from the moment we arrived. My instructor Jim Gave us a tour through on of the hangars, where he gave us a brief history lesson on airframes and materials. During the pre-flight check of the aircraft Jim told us exactly what and why he was doing what he was doing. Now the FLIGHT... From Taxing to landing there was hardly a moment I had my hands or feet off the controls. Jim let me do most of the flying as he coached from the right seat. His instructions were very clear and concise, and I had great confidence with him there, correcting anything I did wrong. It was a great flight with a great instructor.
- Matthew MacDonald - Amelia Reid Aviation, Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Excellent first time experience. The instructor, Jerod, was very knowledgeable,and the pre-flight check was very detailed. The flight itself was excellent and the Jerod's instructions were always informative and detailed. I would strongly recommend the entire experience and Ameil Reid Aviation to everyone. This is only my first time out and I am ready for more flying experiences.
- Ron Marchesani - Reid-Hillview Airport, Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I had a very wonderful time. The instructor was very good, going over all the pre=flight procedures, so I felt like this was really me flying this plane. I helped with the take off and did most of the flying and the landing! I would recomend this to anyone who has ever had the desire to fly.
- Maryann Burnell - Amelia Reid Airport, Friday, August 15, 2008
From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as if we were old friends by everyone in the office. Any question asked was met with complete information in a friendly way. The flight instructor was friendly and able to explain everything in a very clear and understandable way. Pre-flight check of the plane gave every detail of the operation and reason for checking each item and the method to assure all was ready for flight. Once in the air, instruction was clear and precise, with an explanation of all options. It was as though I had taken lessons with Mike many times before. After an explanation of how to control the aircraft, I was given a chance to try the maneuver. All aspects of flying, including airspace information, weather effects, and what happens to the plane during maneuvers were explained. I almost signed up to get my pilots license as soon as I landed, it felt so comfortable. I highly recommend flying out of Amelia Reid Aviation to anyone interested in flying.
- Jeff Rodriguez - Amelia Reid Airport, Saturday, August 09, 2008
Question: I get that only one guest can be up front flying the plane. I bought this for my boyfriend. Can I ride in back?
Answer: Thank you for contacting Xperience Days. With the Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson, the participant may invite one guest to join him or her during the Hands-On Scenic Flight. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 500lbs.) If you would like to make a reservation for this flight for the participant and guest, please use the redemption number found on the back of the certificate to request a specific date online, or feel free to call our excellent customer service representatives during our normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST. We look forward to further assisting you in any way possible. Please remember, we require fourteen days advance notice for any and all reservations!
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