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Learn to Fly

Torrance, CA

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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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    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 18 years old
    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
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    Maximum Participants
    The Learn to Fly experience is for 1 student and 1 passenger. The Private Pilot License Starter Package is for 1 student (no passenger).
    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. 

    At this time, the experience is limited to only participants who currently reside in Southern California. Anyone wishing to participate must provide their photo ID as verification of their residency in the Southern California area. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Are there any age requirements?

    Passengers and students must be at least 18 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.

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

    Extended Holiday Return Policy
    To make your holiday shopping a bit less stressful, any Experience Voucher or eGift Card purchased between November 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 can be returned through January 31, 2022 free of charge (all other return policies apply).

    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 Virgin Experience Gifts.

    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.

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