Private Pilot License Starter Package

Torrance, CA

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Take your first steps toward earning your wings with this learn to fly package that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the flight training process!

  • Enjoy a 1:15 hour VIP Discovery flight in a Cessna 172, the world's most popular flight training aircraft
  • One-on-one instruction provided throughout your experience
  • 1 hour dual instruction session in our full motion flight simulator (booked as a separate session)
  • No experience necessary!
Zamperini Field - Torrance, CA
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If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Year-Round: Daily

Early-Morning times are typically 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Morning times are typically 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Afternoon times are typically 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Evening times are typically 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • This package is broken into 2 sessions which must be booked on separate days. Typically, the VIP flight and classroom time are completed during the first session and the simulator experience on the second. 
  • 1 hour dual instruction session in our full motion flight simulator (booked as a separate session)
  • Individual participants cannot weigh more than 250 lbs and the total weight of participants cannot exceed 425 lbs
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old and be able to safely wear a seat belt which is 40 inches in length
  • VIP flight to be scheduled through Virgin Experience Gifts with subsequent simulator/classroom sessions to be scheduled directly with provider
VIP Flight: Approximately 1-1.5 hours Simulator Sessions: Approximately 1 hour
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Student may bring up to two passengers (pending weight restrictions) along for the flight.
Spectators are welcome to observe take-off and landing from the ramp at the airport for the flight. Simulator and classroom sessions are for the participant only.
Weather Dependent
The flight 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.
Are there any age requirements?
You can be any age to start flying lessons! But you need to be at least 16 years to fly solo, and 17 to get your private pilot license.
Do I need previous flight experience?
No! This program is designed to be your first taste of flying and give you a real sense of what it takes to pursue a private pilot's license. No experience necessary.

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