Learn to Fly

Torrance, CA

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Overview

Sit in the pilot's seat of a Cessna 172, take the controls and learn to fly!

  • Learn from an experienced FAA-Certified Flight Instructor who will guide you throughout the flight
  • Fly in a Cessna 172, the world's most popular flight training aircraft
  • Take over the controls of the airplane once at safe cruising altitude 
  • No experience necessary!
Zamperini Field - Torrance, CA
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Year-Round:
Daily - 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

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    Essential Information
    • Individual participants cannot weigh more than 200 lbs
    • All participants must be able to safely wear a seat belt which is 40 inches in length
    • In addition to the flight, you will receive a free subscription to Flight Training magazine
    • Students must be at least 12 years old
    Duration
    Basic Flight: Approximately 45-60 minutes VIP Flight: Approximately 60-90 minutes Private Pilot License Starter Package: 2 sessions, approximately 2-3 hours each
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    This experience is for the student only.
    Spectators
    Spectators are welcome to observe takeoffs and landings from the ramp at the airport.
    Weather Dependent
    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, our partners are taking additional measures to ensure that they help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are sanitizing their air crafts and all common areas. Additionally, they have implemented a high-temperature, high-UV light cleaning system for all headsets to be sanitized between uses. Our partners kindly ask that participants wash their hands prior to their lesson, and again before entering the aircraft. All participants are required to wear a mask as well. 

    Are there any age requirements?

    Passengers and students must be at least 12 years old. 

    Are there any weight restrictions?

    For safety reasons, individual participants cannot weigh more than 200 lbs. All participants must be able to safely buckle a seat belt which is 40 inches in length.  

    Is it safe?

    Safety is their number one priority. All of the flight training airplanes have inspections every 50 hours (typically it is every 100 hours, but they take it even further). They do this to ensure their airplanes are operating at their best.

    What type of airplane will I fly?

    Newer Cessna 172S model high wing airplanes, with fuel injected 180 HP engines are used for the flight lessons. They have analog flight instruments and modern avionics including GPS color maps, dual axis autopilot, electric trim, electronic transponder, dual NAV/COMM radios.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

    Customer Reviews
    (47 reviews)
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    “I took a flying lesson with Michael and had an amazing time. He made it fun and took a bunch of photos. It was so incredible to actually control and really fly the plane knowing he was right there to handle anything I couldn’t. I definitely recommend this experience.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Sheryl,  Thank you for taking the time to share with us your incredible experience up in the air! We are so thrilled to hear that you were able to fully take control over the aircraft while having the support from the pilot. Our pilots are so amazing and were happy you were able to fully experience the rush of flying a plane and have pictures to share! We look forward to getting you back up in the air in the future! Kind Regards, Brianna
    “It was a dream come true through an unexpected birthday present by my children”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Ahmad, thanks so much for sharing! And a big thank you to your children for getting you such an amazing birthday gift! We are so happy to hear that we could help them make one of your dreams come true. We hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Best, Kelsey
    “I had an amazing time! Curtis is an amazing pilot. He was knowledgeable, easy to talk to and friendly. I didn't know anything about flying, but I still had a great experience.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Jazzman, so happy to hear you had such a great experience despite not knowing anything about flying beforehand! I will be sure to let Curtis know you had an amazing time learning how to fly with him. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Best, Kelsey
    “Irvin was awesome!! He helped make our flight experience so much fun! The learn to fly experience counts as an hour towards your pilots lesson which is awesome for someone who is looking to work on getting their pilots license! The experience overall was so great and smooth and fun! Irvin let us fly over Catalina Island off the coast of California and it was BEAUTIFUL! would recommend to everyone!”
    “It was a great ride! Antonio, my flight instructor, was very good!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hey Azhar, thanks for the awesome review! We're stoked you got to learn how to fly a plane with a super cool instructor and that you had such a great ride. Best, Kelsey
    “We had a great time and our instructor was great!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hey Gary thanks for the awesome review! We're glad you had a great experience and we hope to see you back again for more adventures soon! Best, Kelsey
    “I got this as a gift for my fiance and he LOVED it! It was a dream come true for him and he definitely wants to do it again. The instructor was excellent and did a wonderful job explaining everything. My fiance started, take off, and landed the plane practically by himself. He was trilled. It's a must do and the price is really good!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Wow, that is such an amazing gift, and it's so great to hear that we could help you make your fiance's dreams come true! We're glad that he had such an awesome experience and such an awesome instructor as well. We hope to see both of you back for more memorable experiences soon!
    “Great experience, adrenalin, education, sights...has everything!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Quentin, thanks for the feedback! We are so glad you had a great experience and hope you will be back for more! Regards, Kelsey
    “Antonio was an amazing instructor, felt very comfortable. I am definitely planning on coming again”
    “It was grate ,”
    “This was the first time I flew a plane. The instructor, Adam made me feel comfortable, I had a great experience.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good Afternoon Bruce!  Thank you for the excellent review. I will be sure to let Adam know how comfortable he made you feel. I am so happy to hear the lesson worked for your schedule and that you had an awesome time taking control of the aircraft. We hope to see you out here again soon and thank you for sharing the day with us. All the best,  Chelsea 
    “It was an AMAZING trip! A great birthday gift for my husband. Adam was the instructor and he was friendly and informative. Being on this adventure is one of the greatest moments of my life. I will definitely do this again. Maybe next time, I will be the one behind the wheel.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good Morning Phany!  I hope you had a great week so far! I am so happy to hear the surprise gift for your husband was a huge success. I will be sure to let Adam know how much your husband enjoyed his lesson! I love reading that it is a memory that you guys can look back on for years to come that is definitely our goal and we are so happy to have been apart of it.  I do hope we get to celebrate again with you sometime soon!  All the best,  Chelsea 
    “Reza and Evan were awesome. Flying a plane for the 1st time, Evan made me feel very comfortable and was incredibly supportive, and was very knowledgeable and open to questions and sharing valuable input.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Good Afternoon Scott!  Thank you for taking the time to write in I know Reza and Evan will be so excited to read your review! I am so glad that they were able to make you feel comfortable behind the controls and really made for a great experience. Thank you again for your time and have a fantastic rest of your week!  All the best,  Chelsea 
    “Everything was fine about the experience, I gave 5 star reviews on yelp and google about aviation school, but it took over a month to get a weekend flight lesson.”
    “What an experience! My father and I went up in a Cessna 172 for a tour around Los Angeles as a Father's Day gift. When we arrived, our pilot instructor was very kind and was quick to have us up in the air in no time. He did a great deal of explanation and was patient with our learning curve. He really allowed for my father to take the controls and fly the aircraft on his own. My dad and I, being huge aviation enthusiasts, loved every second of it. My dad mentioned he had always wanted to fly a plane and Cloud 9 Living allowed him to fulfill his dreams! Staff was very kind and professional, and we would totally go back and recommend to a friend. ”
    “I already booked another experience through Cloud 9 Living. I am recommending this flight experience, as well as Cloud 9 Living, to everyone I know. Great experience from start to finish! ”
    “Absolutely amazing experience. Dan was an amazing pilot/instructor/tour guide. I originally purchased the VIP package, but due to weather I had to settle for the basic flight and Cloud 9 Living happily refunded the difference. Even though I have never been in a small aircraft before, flying wasn't too challenging and Dan guided me through every part of the process. I originally stumbled on Cloud 9 Living when searching for an exotic car rental, but when I found that I could fly for cheaper, it was a no-brainer. It was such an amazing experience that I'm now looking into getting my private pilot's license!”
    “I did the Learn To Fly experience during a short visit from Germany (a week of vacation after some business in LA), and it might have been the most amazing thing I have done so far! Dan was a really great flight instructor, very easy going and made the experience enjoyable from the first moment. I was positively surprised how much of the 90 minutes were really spent in the air. There is only a brief explanation of instruments in the beginning and just like that, you find yourself starting an airplane on the runway, off towards the LA sun. Dan advised me perfectly on how to do things and really let me have control of the plane, much more so than I would have imagined beforehand. Cruising around the coast, downtown and the Hollywood sign was just amazing, and even landing seemed a simple thing and nothing to worry about with Dan's instructions. I can absolutely recommend this experience and am seriously thinking about repeating this or something similar in the future, maybe then with a helicopter?”
    “Our flight Instructor, Jared, was an absolute joy. He was so kind and well-spoken, an excellent teacher. My husband (who took the flight lesson) kept saying how easy Jared made it for him to learn, we all had a great time together. It felt like we were flying with our friend! We would recommend Cloud 9 Living, who made this epic experience possible, to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience! Thank you for such a seamless booking process!”
    “Jared from the flight school was a great instructor. Very thorough and patient during the experience and made flying fun!”
    “Flight was really fun. I took my dad for a Father's Day Gift. He really enjoyed it as well. The company was very friendly and courteous. The pilot was well-trained and made the trip really entertaining as well. Now i want to schedule my own flight.”
    “I gave my partner a flying lesson as her birthday experience. We do a new experience every year and this experience really was one of the best ones yet. The pilot (Jeremy) was super -- great instructor and lots of fun. Have already recommended this experience to many of my friends! (Can't wait to do it again!)”
    “I had a wonderful experience with the flight. Jeremy was an excellent and friendly pilot. I'd love to do it again.”
    “I had an awesome experience, the flight instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will go back again soon.”
    “Couldn't be happier with this flying experience. I went outside my comfort zone to join Steve on his flying lesson experience. Amanda (his instructor) could not have been more comforting and able to turn my nervousness into laughter ("pot holes in the sky"). Highly recommend this flight. Flying by the Hollywood sign and along the coast was beyond amazing. Truly amazing. Thank you again for such a life long memory!”
    “My flight was a very enjoyable experience. Mirriam was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. If I lived in CA, I'd definitely check into flight lessons from her. She was very easy-going and friendly! It was an experience I won't forget.”
    “Got this as a birthday surprise for my husband, and he was completely thrilled. The instructor (Aaron) was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. It was a great experience!”
    “Flying a plane always seemed so out of my reach, but it's amazing how quickly you can pick it up! It was one of the coolest things I have done in a long time, and now I really want to get my license.”
    “One of the best experiences I have ever had. My instructor, Aaron, was great and made it a fantastic adventure. ”
    “Flying lesson was a fun experience. The pilot/instructor, Aaron, was awesome --- patient, nice sense of humor, and thoughtful. ”
    “This was one of the best moments I've had. I really enjoyed the flight. ”
    “Great experience! Super-friendly, super-fun, and overall amazing experience. If you're looking into this experience, don't second guess yourself --- go for it. You won't regret it!”
    “I gave the booking a 5 because the experience was setup as a gift so I didn't book the flight. My instructor, Matt, was awesome. We quickly became buddies not just about the experience but about video games and are still chatting. Cool guy. The flight was awesome, I had a great time and will be doing it again.”
    “Michela with Cloud 9 was on it, rebooked the experience for me when I had something come up, and was in constant communication. Mike with Pacific Skies was friendly, professional, fun, and incredibly easy going and personable! We had an amazing time in the air, and felt comfortable the whole time, which is huge when you've never been in a Cessna let alone, flown one. This was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had!! ”
    “My flight instructor, Mike Stetzel, was excellent! He is very knowledeable, experienced, and patient. He made me feel confident and safe. I had so much fun! Miriam, at Pacific Skies Aviation, was also very friendly and helpful to all of us present that day.”
    “Had a fantastic time, I never would have imagined myself flying a plane and my instructor Mike was really friendly and amiable. Even though I'm sure he did all of the work he made it seem like I was the one flying the plane! Definitely spurred an interest in becoming a pilot when beforehand I had never considered it as something that I would want to do.”
    “I got this as a Father's Day gift for my husband. He is in school to become an air traffic controller and has been learning so much about flying that he jumped on the opportunity. The experience was amazing! He really got to fly and I got to enjoy the ride. I recommend this experience. ”
    “I had a great time with Nick Underwood from Pacific Skies Aviation. It is definitely worth doing again!!”
    “The flight was absolutely incredible. I had no idea it would be that much fun :-)”
    “It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!! The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable, sign up was extremely easy, and booking the process through Cloud 9 was very easy. They were able to get the exact time I wanted, and let me know quickly. Thank you!”
    “It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!! The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable, sign up was extremely easy, and booking the process through Cloud 9 was very easy. They were able to get the exact time I wanted, and let me know quickly. Thank you!”
    “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!!”
    “Irvin was awesome!! He helped make our flight experience so much fun! The learn to fly experience counts as an hour towards your pilots lesson which is awesome for someone who is looking to work on getting their pilots license! The experience overall was so great and smooth and fun! Irvin let us fly over Catalina Island off the coast of California and it was BEAUTIFUL! would recommend to everyone!”
    “My flight was a gift and had always been on my bucket list of things to do. It was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the flight from take off to landing. Felt very comfortable with the instructor and would highly recommend!”
    “Great flight with Garrad. Very nice guy who took the time to explain everything in layman's language for the newbie like myself. :)”

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