Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson

Learn How To Fly a Plane Over California's Picturesque Monterey Bay

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Extended Monterey Flight Lesson (optional):

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$231

Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson

Learn How To Fly a Plane Over California's Picturesque Monterey Bay

participants Price for 1 Participant

Venture into the California skies during this hands-on Introductory Flight Lesson over Monterey Bay. This one-on-one flying lesson with a Certified Flight Instructor begins in a private training office at the Monterey Peninsula Airport where you will meet the Pilot and set up your goals for the lesson.

The fun begins with a briefing and ground school instruction during which you will learn about the basics of flying. When ready, you will both head out to the flight ramp where you’ll aid your Flight Instructor with the preflight inspection of the aircraft. Once ready, you and the CFI will hop into the plane, taxi down the runway and take-off for a 60 minute hands-on Scenic Flight Lesson. During the flight you will actually take the controls and discover what it is like to Pilot a small Cessna aircraft! Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the amazing views of Monterey Bay from the air.

So, whether you have always dreamed of learning to fly or you are looking for the perfect unique gift, the Monterey Flying Lesson is the ticket! 

Who Who
The Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.

Guests Guests
You may invite one guest to join you for your Hands-On Scenic Flight. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 500lbs.)

LocationLocation
California, Monterey

When When
The Flight Lessons are offered seven days a week year round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Introductory Flight Lessons include 20 to 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by a 60 Minute flight and have a total duration of approximately 1½ hours, unless an Extended Option is selected.

Weather Weather
The Monterey Flying Lessons may be rescheduled by the Instructor due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes are recommended for this experience.

Additional Information Additional Information
Flight time logged can count towards training in the future should the participant pursue their Pilot’s Licence.

Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 250 lbs. The maximum combined weight limit for the participant and their guest is 500lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required show Government issued Photo ID such as a US Driver's Licence or a Passport and 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.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-313-006

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

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

Price Price: $231


Who Who:
The Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
You may invite one guest to join you for your Hands-On Scenic Flight. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 500lbs.)


When When:
The Flight Lessons are offered seven days a week year round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Introductory Flight Lessons include 20 to 30 minutes of ground instruction followed by a 60 Minute flight and have a total duration of approximately 1½ hours, unless an Extended Option is selected.


Weather Weather:
The Monterey Flying Lessons may be rescheduled by the Instructor due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes are recommended for this experience.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Flight time logged can count towards training in the future should the participant pursue their Pilot’s Licence.

Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 250 lbs. The maximum combined weight limit for the participant and their guest is 500lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required show Government issued Photo ID such as a US Driver's Licence or a Passport and 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.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-313-006


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

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


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Question: How long is the in flight portion of the lesson and will I get an opportunity to actually fly the aircraft?

Answer: The Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson has a flight time of 60 minutes and does include hands on time flying the plane. Flight time is defined by the FAA as chocks-away to chocks-under, which includes taxi time plus airborne time, i.e. wheels-off to wheels-on. Except for the take off and landing you'll be able to take over the flight controls as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. There is an option to add additional flight time from the options menu above the 'Add to Cart' button.

Question: Under additional information is says that the Monterey Bay Discovery Flight Lesson is limited to individuals weighing less than 250 lbs, but then it says you and your guest can have a combined weight of 500 lbs. Can I participate if I weigh 275 lbs and my guest weighs under 200 lbs?

Answer: Unfortunately no. Individuals weighing over 250 lbs may not participate, even if the combined weight is under 500 lbs.

Question: Do you need to have any prior experience or special licence to take part in this flight lesson?

Answer: No, no experience is required to enjoy the fun of a Discovery Flight Lesson! Participants are with a Certified Flight Instructor throughout the lesson which takes place in a plane with dual controls. The Instructor, if necessary, has the ability to control the plane at all times - making this the perfect opportunity to discover what it's like to fly a plane!

Question: I was thinking of buy this for my nephew who wants to be a Pilot when he grows up. Is there a minimum age requirement for the flight lesson?

Answer: The recommended minimum age is 13 years old and it is strongly suggested that participants be at least 5' tall in order for them to be able to have adequate visibility when in the cockpit of the airplane.

Question: I would like to buy this as a gift for a friend that's coming to visit me from England. Will they be able to participate in the flight lesson if they have a UK Passport? Can I ride along in the plane with him?

Answer: Yes, they may take the fight lesson even if they are not a US Citizen. Participants are required show Government issued Photo ID. They will therefore need to bring along their Passport. And, as long as the combined weight of both passengers does not exceed 500lbs. then you may ride along in the plane during the flight lesson.