San Diego 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 San Diego. Book for yourself, or find a unique gift for the aspiring pilot in your life!

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    Feel the extreme freedom of flight with San Diego learn to fly experiences from Virgin Experience Gifts!

    These days, licensed pilots aren't the only ones who can command the skies. If you're looking for fun things to do in San Diego, it's time to take wing from right at the controls of an aircraft!

    Get going on your next bucket list wish with flying lessons in a Cessna 172. This unique introduction to pilot training teams participants up with an FAA certified flight instructor. The experience kicks off with a brief ground aviation school session, covering the basics of plane mechanics and how to fly. After assisting your instructor with a pre-flight aircraft inspection, it's time for take-off! Once at cruising altitude, the airplane is all yours to practice ascending, descending, turning and other flying lesson fundamentals — and your pilot is beside you all the while, to coach you along.

    Experience aviation in one of its most simple, relaxing forms with a combination ride and flight lesson aboard a glider! Take in beautiful scenery as a tow-plane takes you up, up and away with stunning views of Lake Henshaw, San Jose Valley, and beautiful mountain rangers. Then enjoy a hands-on glider lesson once the aircraft is gracefully soaring along on its own.

    Prefer to pack a big adrenaline punch to your San Diego learn to fly experiences? No pilot training does it better than hopping aboard the Top Gun Aerobatic Flight. Take in a ground orientation, then try your hand at pulling loops, rolls, hammerheads and full-on G-force in an Extra 330LC, among the majestic El Cajon skies!

    Ready, set, learn to fly in San Diego — and make sweet, soaring memories to last a lifetime!