Learn to Fly Bay Tour

San Jose, CA

From: $279
Item #: AIR-SJO-0014

Discover the unparalleled joy and exhilaration of flight as you take the controls and learn to fly over the Bay Area!

  • Learn from FAA certified pilots from Northern California's leading flight school with over 50 years' experience
  • Take in sites including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and downtown San Francisco
  • Learn to fly aboard a Cessna 172 - one of the world's finest training aircrafts
  • No experience necessary!

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Discover the unparalleled joy and exhilaration of flight as you take the controls and learn to fly over the Bay Area!

  • Learn from FAA certified pilots from Northern California's leading flight school with over 50 years' experience
  • Take in sites including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and downtown San Francisco
  • Learn to fly aboard a Cessna 172 - one of the world's finest training aircrafts
  • No experience necessary!
Location
Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA
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Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.

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    Discover the world of aviation as you take over the plane's controls during this Learn to Fly! 

    You'll be flying aboard a Cessna 172 with a FAA Certified Instructor at your side. You'll start with a guided tour of the airplane and its controls before taking off for a beautiful flight above the scenic Bay Area.

    Experience and learn how to manage complex airspace and have the chance to take the controls yourself while flying over several Bay Area aerial landmarks.

    Depending on weather conditions, you'll depart Reid Hillview airport towards the west and follow the coast from Half Moon Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge or follow Highway 101 to San Francisco.

    You'll see the Pacific Coast, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and downtown San Francisco like you've never seen them before!

    Essential Information
    • No experience necessary
    • Recommended minimum age for the student participant is 10 years old
    • Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver
    • Maximum individual participant weight is 250 lbs
    • Combined weight for 1 student and all passengers cannot exceed 500 lbs
    Duration
    Approximately 2 hour total with 30 minutes of ground instruction and approximately 1.5 hour flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    1 student and up to 2 passengers depending upon option selected; however, the total weight of both the student and the passengers must be no more than 500 lbs.
    Spectators
    Depending upon option selected, students may bring up bring along 1 or 2 passengers aboard the plane for the flight (weight permitting), otherwise you additional spectators may come to the airport to watch or take pictures of take-off or landing.
    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, closed-toe shoes, and sunglasses are highly recommended. Also, don't forget to bring a camera!
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed with at least 72 hours notice to your experience provider. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
    Is there a weight restriction?

    Maximum individual participant weight is 250 lbs and the combined weight of all participants cannot exceed 500 lbs.

    Is there a minimum age requirement?

    It is recommended that students are at least 10 years old. If participants are under 18 years old a parent or legal guardian must join them and sign a liability waiver. 

    This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
    based on 9 reviews.
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    Such a wonderful staff and a great experience!
    Great experience! The instructor was very good and made feel very comfortable.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Yay, we're so happy to hear you had a great experience and that your instructor made you feel comfortable! Thanks for the awesome review, Sophia, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Fantastic flight over San Francisco and the bay. Much more than I expected brilliant experience. Thanks to all involved.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hey John, thanks for the great review and we're glad it exceeded your expectations! We hope to see you back again soon for more brilliant experiences!!!
    Excellent service, superb teacher, fenomenal experience!!!
    Great experience! You get a lot of time in the air and your co-pilot teaches you how to fly and do some fun turns whilst in the air.
    Very happy with my experience!
    Everything was excellent! The receptionist was friendly and thorough whenever I called with questions about my Cloud 9 experience. The staff at Aerodynamic Aviation, who managed my "Learn to Fly Bay Tour", were professional as well as personable. My flight instructor, Patrick, made this flight fun while I learned the basics of flying a small aircraft. This was one of the best gifts I have ever received! Thank You!
    We booked our flight experience in August in order to have enough time to get hotel rooms, flights and time off of work. However, an hour before we are scheduled to be at the airport, we get a phone call saying we are not able to fly over San Francisco as planned due to Fleet Week and air restrictions. The company offered us to fly over Monteray but that is not what we paid and came all the way up to San Jose to do. I looked up dates for next year's Fleet Week, thinking maybe they arent planned out that far in advance and it was more last minute. However, this was not the case. They already have dates out for next year's Fleet Week events. It was so beyond disappointing to plan an entire vacation around this event and it was a gift, and then have it not happen. I can't believe there is not a master calendar of when these major city events are planned, especially events concerning the Military and how strict they are with anything occuring in water or air, and to still book flights is ridiculous. Now, we have to spend more time, money and energy to re-create a trip in which this should not have been an issue.
    Just fantastic!

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