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Fly a Cessna

San Diego, CA

Item #: AIR-SDI-0025
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If you've ever had the dream of flying, climb aboard this amazing experience and Learn to Fly a Cessna over San Diego!

  • Learn from an experienced FAA certificated flight instructor
  • Fly in a Cessna 172 - no experience necessary
  • Step-by-step hands on lesson teaches you how to use all of the controls simultaneously
  • Great introductory experience and first lesson for anyone who's ever dreamed of learning to fly!
San Diego, CA - Montgomery Field
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Saturday through Thursday - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Essential Information
  • Individual participants must weigh no more than 290 lbs
  • Participant may bring a guest to share in the learning experience, combined weight of student and guest must not exceed 340 lbs
  • Participant must be at least 14 years old
  • Participants will be required to present a valid passport or driver's license
  • Price includes a logbook and endorsement to record the training, which counts towards the FAA requirements for a pilot's license
  • All participants and guests are expected to be in good general health and not under the effects of drugs or alcohol, and must be physically able to manipulate all of the flight controls
  • Experience provider reserves the right to cancel at any time due to inclement weather, maintenance issues, unanticipated scheduling conflicts, or if they deem the customer's physical or medical condition inappropriate for the experience
Total of 2 hours with approximately 1 hour of ground instruction and 45-60 minutes of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This flight is for 1 student who may bring a guest to share in the learning experience (pending weight restrictions).
You may bring along friends or family members to share take pictures and watch you fly!
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. Open toe shoes are not permitted.

For the experience, our partners are taking additional precautions to
help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are requiring that
participants and their guest wear a snugly fitting, suitable mask (no
bandanas) unless they can show proof that they have been fully
vaccinated at least two weeks before the flight lesson.

The office area is not staffed, however this will not effect the quality
of the flight lesson as it will all occur in the aircraft. Participants
are encouraged to remain in their vehicle upon arrival and call our
partners. From there, the instructor will escort the participant to the

The flight instructor who will be giving you the flight training has
been fully vaccinated and is the only person who will be operating the
flights at this time. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Can I bring a guest along while I fly?

Yes, you may bring 1 guest along with you on the learning experience as long as the combined weight does not exceed 340 pounds.

Are children allowed?

The student must be at least 14 years of age.

What if I tend to get motion sickness or have other health issues?
This flight is not recommended for participants who suffer from motion sickness or medical conditions including but not limited to heart problems, breathing problems, or other conditions which may cause seizures.
What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
We always recommend contacting your pilot on the day of your experience if you have any concerns regarding weather. In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot.
Are there any weight restrictions?

Participants must weigh no more than 290 lbs. The total combined weight of the student and guest must not exceed 340 lbs. (Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only members of the same household may share in the learning experience.)

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, you may reschedule up to 14 days in advance. You may only reschedule your experience once, and flights may not be rescheduled beyond 90 days after the originally scheduled flight.

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