Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson

Fly a Cessna 172 Over San Jose During this 60 Minute Introductory Flying Lesson

Extended Bay Area Flight Lesson (optional):
  • 90 Minute Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson Add an additional 30 minutes to your Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson for a total of 90 minutes of flying time enjoy views of the Bay Area from San Jose to the Golden Gate Bridge!

    + $93 Total: $278

About This Experience

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Learn to fly a plane as you take the controls of a Cessna 172 this one hour Introductory Flying Lesson over the San Francisco Bay area. This airborne adventure begins at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, California. Here you and your guest will meet your Certified Flight Instructor and head out on to the tarmac where you will learn about the plane and go through the prefight safety check.

Following the briefing, it’s time to strap yourself into the aircraft. Your Instructor Pilot will taxi the plane down the run way for take-off. Once airborne, it’s time for you to take over the controls and discover first-hand what it is like to pilot an airplane! Depending upon weather and air traffic, you will fly south along the Pacific Coast or north over Highway One.

Throughout this Introductory Flight Lesson, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the basics of flying a light aircraft, managing complex airspace and aerial landmark recognition. This Bay Area Discovery Flight is an unforgettable gift that you will continue to relish for years to come!

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Where It's Located hide

  • San Jose, California

Who Is Included hide

The Bay Area Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant.

You may invite one guest to join you for your Hands-On Scenic Flight at no additional cost. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 500lbs.)

When It Is Offered hide

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.

How Long Is It hide

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 hide

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

What To Wear hide

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

Additional Information hide

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 300lbs. 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.

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 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.


Reservation Information hide

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

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

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