Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego

Learn to Fly Over Stunning Southern California

5 stars rating 17 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant
Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego Unique Gift
$264

Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego

Learn to Fly Over Stunning Southern California

5 stars rating 17 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Admire the Stunning Coastal Vistas while Learning to Operate the Controls of a Light Aircraft. Strap into the pilot's seat of a Cessna 172 and fly the plane from San Diego down the coast, learning how to fly while taking in the beautiful scenery all the way to the Mexican border and back. And if that were not enough, share the learning experience with a friend while taking in the breathtaking view from the back seat.

Your experience will begin with a ground lesson on the use of the flight controls. Once aloft, the instructor will direct you on the use of the controls for approximately one hour. You will be handling the controls following your instructor's guidance for most of the flight.

This is an amazing way to enjoy the views of Southern California and experience the thrill of flying a light aircraft!

Who Who
The Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

Guests Guests
You may invite one guest to join you to ride along in the plane for the experience. The total combined weight of the participant and their guest may not exceed 340lbs.

LocationLocation
California, San Diego

When When
The San Diego Introductory Flight Lesson is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

duration Duration
The San Diego Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson has 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by a 45 to 60 minute flight, and a total duration of approximately 2 hours.

Weather Weather
The Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this adventure. Open-toed shoes are not permitted.

Additional Information Additional Information
Your flight will take place in either a Cessna 172. Participants must be over the age of 12 years old. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 250lbs or a maximum combined weight of 340lbs for participants and their guest.

All flight Instructors are fully FAA Certified.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02BL50100A

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Scenic Flight Lesson: San Diego Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $264


Who Who:
The Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
You may invite one guest to join you to ride along in the plane for the experience. The total combined weight of the participant and their guest may not exceed 340lbs.


When When:
The San Diego Introductory Flight Lesson is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The San Diego Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson has 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by a 45 to 60 minute flight, and a total duration of approximately 2 hours.


Weather Weather:
The Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this adventure. Open-toed shoes are not permitted.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Your flight will take place in either a Cessna 172. Participants must be over the age of 12 years old. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 250lbs or a maximum combined weight of 340lbs for participants and their guest.

All flight Instructors are fully FAA Certified.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  02BL50100A


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Scenic Flight Lesson: San Diego Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Great Lesson 

5 stars

 The instructor was extremely thorough, and really knew everything possible about the airplane. The flying was great and I plan to have more lessons. 

- - San Diego

Excellent first flight experience 

5 stars

 Bruce is the best instructor I could have gotten. I really enjoyed the educational and fun experience with the intro flight. I appreciated the fact that he took the flying instruction part seriously and showed me how to really fly the plane, while making it a fun memorable experience. Am seriously thinking about putting in more time to learning to fly now. 

- - San Diego

Far exceeded expectations!! 

5 stars

 I was given this experience as a birthday gift and was thoroughly impressed. What I got from the experience far exceeded my expectations. This experience is a real introductory flying lesson, and not just a scenic flight where you get to steer a bit.

You spend over an hour on the ground learning how all the controls and instruments work in order to fly a plane. Once you've got that down, you go out onto the runway and go through it again in an actual plane. Once that's done, you board and take off.

Once in the air you get to practically do each of the main things you just learnt on the ground. Turning, changing speed, changing elevation, etc. Then once you have done each one on their own, you get to take full control and do them altogether.

The instructor was brilliant. Very cool calm and collected as you would hope from a flying instructor.

If I was staying in San Diego, I would want to continue with more lessons. Altogether a brilliant experience.

And a plus is you get to take someone with you in the plane to share the experience with. 

- - San Diego (Montgomery Field)

Introductory Flight Lesson in San Diego 

5 stars

 What I received was way more than I had expected, which was GREAT!!!! I did not realize I was receiving a full blown flight lesson... Great experience!!! 

- - San Diego

Introductory Flight Lesson 

4 stars

 It was great. Spent time on the ground first learning about the controls etc, then up into the air. I was nervous, but felt confident in the experienced instructor to keep us safe. Would highly recommend to others interested in exploring the option of learning to fly! 

- - San Diego

Hands-On Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 Bruce is amazing! I had a wonderful time. 

- - Montgomery Field Airport

San Diego Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 An exceptional day and experience. My assigned Flight instructor Bruce E. was very thorough and had a very systematic learning process that made sense. He was clear and concise our afternoon on the ground and in the air was a delight. We were fortunate to have a clear day over the San Diego coast and spent 50-60 minutes in the air. Most of that time was spent teaching me turns, assents, descents, and learning the behavior of the airplane. A wonderful day - I would recommend Experience Days to anyone as a gift or otherwise. Also seek out Bruce E. for instruction too - He was obviously very experienced, nice, and made the day fun. Thanks 

- - Montgomery Field

Great First Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 I had such a great time on my first flight lesson. I've always wanted to do this and I'm so happy I was finally able to do it. Great great instruction, awesome teacher, amazing overall experience. Would definitely recommend this to any aviation enthusiast! 

- - Los Angeles

Introductory Flight 

5 stars

 I had my first introductory flight and thought it was amazing. My instructor went into detail about the controls on the ground before take off, and then more while in the air. I was able to pilot the plane by myself for a short while. Great experience and highly recommended. 

- - San Diego

San Diego Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 A great trip. My instructor was super clear and methodical, and introduced the controls to me (in the air) one at a time, which was great. The time slipped by very fast, but in fact we went over time a little. Can't rate this highly enough. 

- - San Diego

WOW 

5 stars

 How cool was that!?! Not only going up in an airplane and taking control, but actually getting taught what you're doing! Makes sense, but I thought I'd just be given a small amount of control. Not so much - an hour of instruction on the ground, and logical steps in the air building up to taking full control. Amazing! 

- - Orange CA

San Diego Intro Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 I'm hooked! I had a great time and I learned a ton. Bruce is a very experienced and patient instructor. Be careful, this is a gateway lesson... next thing you know your selling your car to pay for the full pilot license training... just kidding (sort of, haha). 

- - San Diego

Hands On Intro-Flight 

5 stars

 My fiance bought this for me for Christmas and we went on Valentines Day. The instructor was very professional, which was reassuring for me as the student and my fiance as the passenger. The instruction was a little fasted paced, but that's to be expected. Once we were in the air, the lesson paid off and steps taken to assume full command made sense. The aircraft was very stable and could have flown itself which was comforting for when I made slight mistakes. This was a very rewarding experience that gave me a lot of insight as to how I'd like to further my instruction in flying. 

- - San Diego

Hands on Intro Flight 

5 stars

 This was an experience my fiance will never forget. All he could tell me was 'It's easy but scary at the same time. It's like driving a car but different.' He loved it. One of the best experience he has had through out his life. I would recommend this to everybody who is not afraid of heights. 

- - Garden Grove

Introductory Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The entire experience was amazing. The instructor, Bruce, was very extremely knowledgeable and polite. He not only made the flight interesting but fun at the same time. This was worth every minute and should be something anyone somewhat interested should try out. 

- - San Diego

Hands-On Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 WOW...What can I say, but WOW... Truly a great experience. The instruction session was comprehensive and real-world and the flight was incredible! Recommend this Experience to anyone, but especially those even remotely interested in learning to fly. This will definitely push those who are sitting on the fence (like me) over the edge and into full time flight training. Excellent service all around. WELL DONE! 

- - San Diego

Experience Days San Diego Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The instructor was very patient and professional along with all the staff at the facility. I actually learned A LOT! The log book with an hour clocked in given to me at the end of the flight was a plus. Overall this was a great experience I will never forget. Anyone remotely interested in flying or who just wants to try something new should definitely check this out! 

- - Euless TX

Question: My husband does not have any piloting experience, but knows he is interested in learning to fly. Is this lesson something that would be benifical for someone like him? I am trying to research this as a birthday gift. Also will students be given information about where they can further their flying education and what the costs may be?

Answer: Yes, the Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego is the perfect introduction to flying. No experience is required and participants may choose to sign up for additional lessons if they are interested in learning more or obtaining their private pilot's license.

Question: Which airport is used for the lesson?

Answer: The Hands-On Introductory Flight Lesson: San Diego takes place at the Montgomery Field Airport.

Question: I eventually want to get a private pilot's license. Do you have any special offers or packages for that?

Answer: Unfortunately Experience Days does not offer any packages that allow you to obtain your private pilots license. We offer introductory lessons only. However, if you take an introductory flight lesson and decide that you would like to pursue getting your pilots license, you would be able to apply that flight time to your logged training hours. You would also be able to arrange further training directly with the flight school.

Question: I'd like to purchase the San Diego Introductory Flight for my wife's birthday. It says that the certificate is only valid for one person, but then says that you can invite a guest. I just want to make sure that I can tag along on the flight. I don't want to miss seeing my wife in the cockpit!

Answer: The lesson is for one person only. Only your wife will be in control of the aircraft. But you are allowed to ride along in the backseat at no extra cost. The only restriction is the combined weight of both passengers must be less than 340lbs.

Question: How much actual flight time will I get?

Answer: The San Diego Introductory Flight lesson consists of 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by 45 to 60 minutes of actual flight time. Flight time is defined by the FAA as "Chocks Away to Chocks Under", meaning that taxi, take-off and landing is included in the flight time.

Question: The weight limit says 340lbs combined but 250lbs per individual. I weigh 270lbs but will not be bringing a passenger. Can I still sign up? How strict are they about the weight limits?

Answer: Unfortunately you can not take the lesson. The weight limits are put in place for safety reasons and they are very strict about them.