Discover the unbridled thrill of piloting your own plane on an exciting introductory session that combines a 30 minute flight over Silicon Valley as well ground training in a state-of-the-art full motion simulator. What's more, with this amazing experience, you get to bring a guest on the day who can watch and share in the fun as you learn!
Start your lesson by meeting your FAA qualified instructor as you discover the basics of aerodynamics and flying. Next it's time to head to the Redbird FMX flight simulator for a thrilling 30 minute session designed to familiarize you with the effects of control and the art of take off and landing.
You'll be guided by your instructor as you carry out an inspection of aircraft surfaces, controls and instruments before you and your guest climb aboard the plane for the moment you've been waiting for! Reach for the skies in a Cessna 172SP and feel the thrill of soaring over amazing panoramic views as you carry out actual in-flight maneuvers. You'll be in control all the way on an incredible 30 minute flight designed to fully immerse you in the world of the professional pilot.
Whether it's the first step to your pilot's license or just the perfect excuse to find out what happens in the cockpit, your feet won't touch the ground after this ultimate aerial adventure!
All pilots are FAA trained. Introductory lessons take place in a Cessna 172SP aircraft and a 3 axis full motion 6 screen simulator. State of the art avionics systems provide the latest training technology.
Combined weight of passengers must not exceed 430 lbs
Flights are available to enjoy all year round, at hourly intervals throughout the day. Flying is weather dependent and may be postponed in adverse conditions.
Please allow 2 hours for the entire experience:
- Meet your FAA Certified Flight Instructor on arrival
- Spend time learning about pre and post flight checks as well as the effects of control
- 30 minute exciting session in a full motion flight simulator
- Pre flight inspection and aircraft checks
- Carry out in-flight maneuvers procedures including talking to the control tower
- 30 minute flight with you at the controls and your guest enjoying the views
- Post flight checks carried out on landing
Throughout your lesson, your instructor will guide you all the way. You will be told how to perform each maneuver as required, however it will be your hands on the controls! Every lesson is tailored to your requirements and skill level.