Los Angeles Introductory Flying Lesson

Take the Controls of a Cessna and Learn How to Fly During a 45 Minute Intro Lesson

About This Experience

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Experience the excitement and thrill of flight and Learn How to Fly a Plane during this 45 minute Discovery Scenic Flight Lesson over Los Angeles. Discover first-hand the sensation of flying a light aircraft as you soar 5,000 feet over Southern California in a Cessna.

The fun begins when you meet your Instructor at the Van Nuys Airport. Before you get into the Pilot's Seat, you will receive a briefing on the techniques and safety aspects of light aircraft flying and aid the Pilot with the pre-flight plane inspection. After the ground instruction and review of the aircraft is complete, you will hop into the plane and prepare for takeoff with your Certified Flight Instructor by your side at all times. No experience is necessary for this exhilarating Discovery Flight Tour Lesson. After you taxi down the runway and take-off, you will take the controls and actually fly the plane! Plus, you can even bring a guest with you to ride as a passenger and help you capture the moment and memories of this adventure.

Whether you are looking to begin a new hobby or you are simply interested in seeing what it feels like to pilot a light aircraft, jump in the Pilot’s seat and take to the skies because this is the perfect experience gift!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Van Nuys, California

Who Is Included hide

The Los Angeles Flying Lesson Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant.

You may invite a guest to join you as a passenger for the flight for no additional cost. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 450lbs.)

When It Is Offered hide

The Los Angeles Flight Lessons are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Van Nuys Flying Lessons include 15 to 20 minutes of ground instruction, have an average flight time of 45 minutes and a total duration of approximately 1½ hours.

Weather hide

The LA Discovery Flights may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to severe weather such as high winds or heavy rain.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.

Additional Information hide

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

The Discovery Flight will take place in a Cessna 172. Participation is limited to individuals 14 years of age or older weighing less than 240lbs. (The maximum combined weight of a passenger and guest may not exceed 450 lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

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.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Los Angeles Flying Lesson Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

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