Los Angeles Learn to Fly Experiences

Pilot training is your ticket to sky-high freedom! Learn to fly airplanes, helicopters, gliders & more with our collection of introductory flight lessons in Los Angeles. Book for yourself, or find a unique gift for the aspiring pilot in your life!

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    Go from the hangar to high overhead with Los Angeles Learn To Fly experiences!

    Head up, up and away with Virgin Experience Gifts's collection of flying lessons in LA! Cross the ultimate air-venture off of a bucket list, learning the basics of aviation beside a top-notch FAA certified flight instructor.

    Learn how to fly an airplane right from the pilot's seat! Start the outing with a brief orientation about the fundamentals of flying — from plane mechanics to aircraft physics and much more in-between. Add assisting the instructor with the pre-flight check of the Cessna 172 to the mix, then get ready to strap in for taxi and take-off. The hands-on airplane lesson begins as soon as a safe cruising altitude is reached, applying the basics covered on the ground to in-flight maneuvers in the sky!

    The Los Angeles Learn To Fly experiences don't stop there. Have a hankering for a helicopter lesson? Virgin Experience Gifts has two from which you can choose!

    Head to nearby Hawthorne Municipal Airport to learn to fly a helicopter! After an hour-long orientation, hop into the cockpit for 30 minutes of straight and level flying, climbing, descending and hovering in one of three helicopter options: 2-seater Robinson R-22, 4-seater Robinson R-44, or 5-seater Bell 206B3. And on top of expert instruction, nothing will beat the marvelous expanse below, featuring breathtaking views of the Redondo Beach shoreline.

    Care to take a spin over Coachella Valley in a Robinson R-22? Admire the landscapes of the renowned Palm Springs area, and learn to fly a helicopter near Palm Desert!

    And for a truly unique piloting experience, go engineless! Enjoy the full thrill of a flying lesson, add a heap of tranquility and dazzling views to it, and violaVirgin Experience Gifts's glider ride makes for the perfect, most memorable aerial outing.

    No experience is necessary for any of these exciting excursions. From very-first-timers to veterans, the sky's the limit for Los Angeles Learn to Fly experiences!