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

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    San Francisco Learn To Fly experiences are the ultimate ticket to an unforgettable day on the Bay!

    Ever dared to dream of being a pilot? Virgin Experience Gifts has just the flying experiences to make that big bucket list wish a wonderful reality. Explore the Bay Area from only the most thrilling perspectives offered in San Francisco!

    Scope out the city's dazzling skyline on a Learn To Fly Over San Francisco Bay outing! With an FAA Certified Flight Pilot as a trusty sidekick, embark on an excursion aboard a Cessna 172. After an initial meet-and-greet with your pilot, including a short ground orientation and a pre-flight inspection of the aircraft, it's time to take the plane from hangar to high-flying!

    Enjoy a hands-on flying lesson from one of the best pilots in the industry, amid absolutely unrivaled views of famous San Francisco sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the downtown area.

    And for an airplane lesson that offers a seaside escape, why not learn to fly over Big Sur? Featuring all of the same training elements as the Bay tour, there's no more breathtaking way to explore the legendary California coastline, where its deep, blue Pacific waters meet gorgeous cliffs and beaches. Not only will a piloting dream come true, but it's impossible to beat the view. There's no better way to learn how to fly than soaring over Monterey Peninsula, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach Golf Course, and much more!

    Want to add to the sky-high adrenaline rush? Take a San Francisco flying lesson to the next level with an Intro to Aerial Acrobatics experience! After a 30-minute ground school, it's time to suit up and strap into a Citabria sport aircraft for an hour of air time. But don't expect just any flight. This one comes jam-packed with stunts and exhilarating maneuvers like spins, loops, hammerheads, barrel rolls, and figure eights!

    Virgin Experience Gifts's collection of San Francisco Learn To Fly experiences welcome all participant levels — from first-timers to those who have been flying for years. Flight instructors are all FAA certified, so students are in the most capable of hands. The safety of students and passengers always comes first, so flight instructors conduct all taxis, take-offs and landings — which also allows for a great time to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery! Hands-on coaching begins once the appropriate cruising altitude is reached.