Learn to Fly a Plane

Sacramento, CA

Item #: AIR-SAC-0019
From: $150
Option & Pricing:

Buy now and choose a date & time later.

Please select an option above.

Instant eVoucher Delivery (Sample)

30 Days Returns on eVouchers

No Expiration Dates

Easy Exchange

Overview

Experience the thrill of flying when you Learn to Fly a Plane in Sacramento!

  • An experienced FAA Certified Flight Instructor will teach you the basics of flying
  • Begin with a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft and ground school before taking off
  • Take the controls and fly for approximately 45 minutes from engine start to engine stop
  • No flying experience necessary
  • Enjoy aerial views of downtown Sacramento and the surrounding California countryside!
Sacramento, CA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Year-Round:
Daily - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Participants must present a valid, government issued ID upon arrival
  • This flight will take place in either a Cessna or Cirrus aircraft, depending on availability
  • No experience necessary
  • Maximum weight per person is 300 lbs
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Due to the volatility of fuel costs, passengers will be subject to a surcharge to be collected on the day of the flight
Duration
You can expect to be at the airport for approximately 75 minutes with 45 minutes of flight time from engine start to engine stop.
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 is experience is for 1 participant only.
Spectators
Spectators are allowed to watch the take-off and landing from the airport.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event that your flight is cancelled, the pilot will work with you directly to reschedule your experience.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed-toe shoes.
Do I need any flying experience?
No, this Learn to Fly experience is considered an introductory flight lesson. You will have an FAA Certified Flight Instructor coaching you throughout the flight.
How long with we fly?
Flight time from engine start to engine stop is approximately 45 minutes.
What happens if the weather is bad?

Safety is the biggest priority. If your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with your flight instructor. 

In what type of plane will I fly?
The flight will take place in either a Cessna or Cirrus aircraft, depending on availability. 

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 Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. 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 will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with your pilot.

Other Sacramento Experiences

Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 22 reviews.
It was a fantastic experience. The instructor was very professional and friendly.
Easily one of the most incredible experiences of my life! I can't wait to do it agian.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Derrick, easily one of the most incredible reviews I have ever seen! I can't wait for you to get out on another flight soon! Best, Brooke
After years of flight simulators, I finally flew a plane myself. It was so exhilarating. The pilot was great. I got to handle the controls during takeoff and throughout most the cruising. I would definitely recommend if you're an enthusiast.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Eric, I’m glad to hear that you got to follow your passion and experience flying the plane yourself! This must have been the icing on the cake after years of practicing on simulators. It sounds like you made a lifetime memory and appreciate your recommendation for our future flying adventure seekers. Thanks, Ryan
Phillip was incredibly professional and polite during the entire experience. The flight itself was a lot of fun, and something I will remember for the rest of my life. I would absolutely go again.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Amanda, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I'm ecstatic that you had such a once in a lifetime adventure! Having a great pilot to guide you through your exciting time in the air makes all the difference. I hope you get the chance to take to the skies again in the future! Best Regards, Cheri
I would absolutely recommend anyone to try this. Not only did I got to fly the plane but was given a complete run down of all the pre and post fly experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my flight and all the knowledge my instructor shared with me. He was very kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Best experience ever!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Leslie, Thank you for your 5-star recommendation for this adventure! I truly admire your adventurous spirit for taking over the controls. Sounds like a blast to get to fly the plane while soaring over the Sacramento area. I’m glad to hear had a great instructor and he provided a great pre and post flight run down. It’s music to our ears that this is the best experience you ever had! Thanks, Ryan
View More Reviews:

How It Works...

Choose from 4,200 Experiences

1

Choose from
4,200+ Experiences
E-Voucher Delivered Instantly

2

E-Voucher
Delivered Instantly
Your Recipient Books Their Experience

3

Your Recipient Books
Their Experience
Create unforgettable memories

4

Create unforgettable
memories!