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    Introductory Flight Lesson (90 min)

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    Experience breathtaking views of scenic Southern California as you learn the basics of flying a plane during this lesson! Practice steering techniques as you take in surreal scenery, soaring above the Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Palisades, Venice Boardwalk, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Observatory, the legendary Hollywood sign and even Catalina Island. After your lesson, you will receive a signed flight certificate that will allow you to credit your 120 minutes of flight time toward a pilot license, should you decide to continue your training!
    Introductory Flight Lesson (90 min)

    12101 Crenshaw Blvd, Hawthorne

    • Discover the exciting world of aviation as you take to the skies with a professional pilot
    • Enjoy a basic lesson in piloting while soaking up breathtaking views of Southern California
    • See famous locations and landmarks from above like the Santa Monica Pier and the Hollywood Sign
    • Receive a certificate for 120 minutes of flight time that counts toward your pilot's licence
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    Paraplane Discovery Flight (1 Hr)

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    Thinking of getting into paraplane piloting? This hour-long discovery flight is a great way to get your feet off the ground! Also known as a powered parachute, a paraplane is an ultralight, wheeled vehicle that achieves lift-up thanks to a parachute and a motor. They've achieved widespread hobbyist popularity thanks to being both ridiculously fun and relatively easy to master. During this discovery flight, you'll see what the fuss is all about as you take off with an experienced pilot. Following a safety briefing, your flight instructor will take you up, up, and away. Once airborne, you'll have the chance to take control of the paraplane yourself, using dual controls to understand the basic mechanics of steering and changing altitude. Afterwards, your instructor will demonstrate landing techniques with touch-and-go approaches, before finally coming to a rest. It should be quite an uplifting experience!
    Paraplane Discovery Flight (1 Hr)

    17100 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville

    • Find out what ultralight paraplanes are all about during a discovery flight
    • Experience taking off, landing, and take the controls yourself while airborne
    • Fly with a certified fight instructor that puts safety first
    • Discover an exhilarating hobby that will change your life
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    Intro Flight Lesson (30 Minutes)

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    Experience breathtaking views of scenic Southern California as you learn the basics of flying a plane during this lesson! Practice steering techniques as you take in surreal scenery, soaring above the Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Palisades, Venice Boardwalk, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Observatory, the legendary Hollywood sign and even Catalina Island. After your lesson, you will receive a signed flight certificate that will allow you to credit your 30 minutes of flight time toward a pilot license, should you decide to continue your training!
    Intro Flight Lesson (30 Minutes)

    12101 Crenshaw Blvd, Hawthorne

    • Discover the exciting world of aviation as you take to the skies with a professional pilot
    • Enjoy a basic lesson in piloting while soaking up breathtaking views of Southern California
    • See famous locations and landmarks from above like the Santa Monica Pier and the Hollywood Sign
    • Receive a certificate for 30 minutes of flight time that counts toward your pilot's lice
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    31 positive reviews
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    Airplane 60-minute Hands-On Flying Experience

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    Ever dreamed about flying an airplane? It's time to live your dream and feel the exhilaration of this experience as you take the controls and experience flight from the pilot seat! Take our airplane up for a spin with an experienced pilot by your side for an interactive lesson custom-tailored to fit your needs. Discovery flights may be flown in-conjunction with some of our scenic air tour routes, or you may elect to stay in a local flight practice area for your flight. Private Flight Training with an experienced pilot.
    Airplane 60-minute Hands-On Flying Experience

    7240 Hayvenhurst Pl, Van Nuys

    • Airplane hands-on flight class with an experienced pilot by your side
    • Great gifts for an aviation enthusiast
    • Select to fly a more scenic route or stay in a local practice area
    • Private Flight Training with an experienced pilot
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    Discovery Flight

    Always dreamed of being the one to fly a plane? Let's get your goals of piloting an aircraft off the ground! This introductory Discovery Flight with Santa Monica Flyers is the perfect way to get started on your journey of learning to fly. Friendly and professional flight instructors will guide you through the whole thing, making the process easy, fun, and safe. The package includes ground training before the flight and a post flight de-briefing. Plus, you'll get to cruise along in rotax-powered Sportcruiser, one of the most modern and reliable aircraft options around. Equipped with the latest in glass-cockpit (EFIS) and moving-map GPS technology, the Sportcruiser represents the leading edge in flight training. After starting off on the right foot, we have no doubt you'll pass with flying colors!
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    Discovery Flight

    3165 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica

    • Begin the process of getting your pilot's license with an introductory lesson
    • Learn from friendly and professional flight instructors who will give you personalized assistance
    • Fly in a state-of-the-art rotax-powered Sportscruiser
    • Receive training before and after your time in the air
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    HD Filmed Introductory flights

    Have you always dreamed of flying through the air while YOU sat in the cockpit? Let's get your goals of piloting an aircraft off the ground! This introductory Discovery Flight with Santa Monica Flyers is the perfect way to get started on your journey of learning how to fly. The friendly and professional flight instructors guide you through the entire process of learning to fly, making the process, easy, fun, and safe. The package includes ground training before the flight and post flight de-briefing. You'll cruise along in a rotax-powered Sportcruiser, one of the most modern and reliable aircraft options around. And when you're done, you'll have proof in the form of an HD recording to show all your friends. It will be a fond memory down the road when you're an expert pilot! After starting off on the right foot, we have no doubt you'll pass with flying colors!
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    HD Filmed Introductory flights

    3165 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica

    • Begin the process of getting your pilot's license with an introductory lesson
    • Learn from friendly and professional flight instructors who will be happy to answer all of your questions
    • Fly in a state-of-the-art rotax-powered Sportscruiser
    • Receive an HD film recording of your flight that you can show off to all of your friends
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    Mountain Tandem Hang Gliding Lesson

    Not one to keep your feet on the ground? Get your head in the clouds where it belongs during this tandem hang gliding lesson! You'll take the plunge from 3,500-feet up, launching off the side of Kagel Mountain in the San Fernando Valley. Prior to your launch, you'll meet your instructor and pilot at Sylmar Flight Park for a quick look at the landing area, before a 45-minute scenic drive up the mountain. There, you'll help assemble the modern, lightweight tandem glider you'll be using, and receive an orientation on safety and flight mechanics. In the air, you'll enjoy 2 miles of exhilarating flight that could take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Your instructor will show you the basics of steering as you go, even giving you the chance to take the controls for yourself. Of course, you'll enjoy an incredible bird's-eye view of the valley as well, including a view of Los Angeles! Pretty fly, huh?
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    Mountain Tandem Hang Gliding Lesson

    12580 Gridley Street, Sylmar

    • Jump off the side of Kagel Mountain during a 2-mile tandem hang gliding flight
    • Enjoy a safe experience overseen by an experienced flight partner and instructor
    • Learn the basic mechanics of launching, steering, and landing
    • Take in incredible views of the San Fernando Valley during the course of your flight
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    Intro Full Beach Hang Gliding Lesson (Weekend)

    Looking for a little pick-me-up? Learn to hang glide during this introductory course! You'll be getting your feet off the ground (but not too far off!) during a series of easy, low altitude flights that start with a running jump off of a 30-foot training hill, and finish on a beach 100 yards away. Windsports Soaring Center's professional instructors will teach you all the basics you need to know to maneuver the ultralight glider, starting with a safety briefing and demonstration. Then, over the course of 3-4 hours, you'll have 7 separate opportunities to hone your skills. Your instructor will run alongside you during each run, keeping your altitude to no more than 10-feet above the ground. In the process, you'll learn to launch, control your speed and altitude, and land. Thanks to expert instruction and small class sizes typically not larger than 5 people, this is the perfect way to develop fundamental skills and find out if hang gliding is something you'd like to pursue in earnest. Come to think, it also opens up some interesting commuting options ... Teens under 18 years of age require parental supervision (also need to sign medical declaration/liability releases) Children under 14 years of age will not be permitted to fly Must be at least 90 lbs and 4'11" tall. Weight limit 230 lbs Kindly list down the height and weight of the participants on the Special Request field upon completing booking.
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    Intro Full Beach Hang Gliding Lesson (Weekend)

    Dockweiler State Beach, Playa Del Rey

    • Learn to hang glide during 7 controlled, low-altitude flights along a beach
    • Launch from a 30-foot high bluff, and fly 100 yards before landing
    • Master essential concepts necessary to pursuing a hang gliding pilot's license
    • Discover an exhilarating new pastime during several hours of smile-inducing fun
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    Intro Mini Beach Hang Gliding Lesson (Weekday)

    Looking for a little pick-me-up? Learn to hang glide during this introductory course! You'll be getting your feet off the ground (but not too far off!) during a series of easy, low-altitude flights that start with a running jump off of a 30-foot training hill, and finish on a beach 100 yards away. Windsports Soaring Center's professional instructors will teach you all the basics you need to know to maneuver the ultralight glider, starting with a safety briefing and demonstration. Then, over the course of approximately 2 hours, you'll have 4 separate opportunities to hone your skills. Your instructor will run alongside you during each run, keeping your altitude to no more than 10-feet above the ground. In the process, you'll learn to launch, control your speed and altitude, and land. Thanks to expert instruction and small classes, consisting of 5 or fewer people, this is the perfect way to develop fundamental skills and find out if hang gliding is something you'd like to pursue in earnest. Come to think, it also opens up some interesting commuting options ...
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    Intro Mini Beach Hang Gliding Lesson (Weekday)

    Dockweiler State Beach, Playa Del Rey

    • Learn to hang glide during 4 controlled, low-altitude flights along a beach
    • Launch from a 30-foot high bluff, and fly 100 yards before landing
    • Master essential concepts necessary to pursuing a hang gliding pilot's license
    • Discover an exhilarating new pastime during several hours of smile-inducing fun
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