Learn to Fly in Los Angeles
- Learn to fly a Cessna 172, the world's most popular flight training aircraft
- Learn from an FAA Certified Flight Instructor who will guide you throughout the flight
- After a ground lesson and safety instruction, it's time to take the controls and fly
- You are at the controls throughout the entire flight lesson, from starting the engine to landing the plane!
- No experience necessary
This Learn to Fly experience near Los Angeles is the ultimate hands-on flight lesson for anyone who has ever dreamed of flying!
You begin your flight experience with a 20 minute ground lesson. Here, you learn the basics of the airplane's flight controls and how to perform every aspect of flight. After your ground lesson and safety instruction, you will know how to do everything required and are ready for flight.
As you climb into the plane and buckle up, you're excited and prepared for the flight. You start the engine, taxi the airplane to the runway and get ready for takeoff.
You are at the controls with your instructor guiding you through everything, from starting the engine, to takeoff, and even the landing!
This experience will give you a deep understanding of how a plane works and what a typical flight school lesson is like.
This is an exhilarating hands-on experience that is sure to be remembered for a lifetime!
Basic Flight: A 45-60 minute flight departs from the Torrance airport and flies south of Palos Verdes. You fly along the cliff-lined coast of Palos Verdes, near the Donald Trump National Golf Club, over Los Angeles Harbor, the Queen Mary, downtown Long Beach and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
VIP Flight: A 60-90 minute flight that follows the same path as the Basic Flight, but also includes a variety of L.A. area sites including but not limited to LAX, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Palisades, Getty Center, UCLA, Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Hollywood Bowl, Beverly Center, Hollywood Sign, Staples Center and more.
In addition to the flight, you also receive a free commemorative T-shirt and a free subscription to Flight Training magazine. There is no height or weight limit in order to participate in this experience.
Basic Flight: Approximately 45-60 minutes. VIP Flight: Approximately 60-90 minutes.
Depends on the option selected.
Depending on the option selected, you can bring along 1 or 2 passengers to fly in the plane with you. Additional spectators are welcome to observe takeoffs and landings from the ramp at the airport.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, canceling and rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date may result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
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"I had a great time and everything went smooth with no issues. My flight instructor was awesome and made the event memorable. I will recommend this and the website to friends and I plan on booking this exact same package very soon."
"Our pilot Nick made the entire experience! He explained everything we were going to do, allowed me to fly the plane, and answered our numerous questions. You could not have a better pilot for this experience."
"I can't even begin to describe how awesome this experience was. It was so much fun that I'm not budgeting to continue flight lessons and getting my license. I called in to schedule my flight on Friday and hoped to get flying by the coming weekend. My booking agent who's name was Lydia? She couldnt guarantee it would be available but she was going to try. And try she did. She called me right at the end of business day to let me know the pilot was availble THE VERY NEXT DAY and off I went. The flight... Well I'll tell you one thing, I didn't expect to arrive, say hello, then go straight to the cockpit. That was pretty amazing. A complete noob behind the wheel as soon as you walked through the door!! I'd have to say that what really made my experience was the flight instructor. Nick Underwood was the most laid back and chilled out person I've ever met. Anybody that would even have a hint of fear would have their nerves calmed by flying under this guys wing. I've recommended this experience to many people now and I"ve told them that there is only one guy they should see. Thanks again. LOVED IT!!"