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Intro to Aerial Acrobatics


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Put yourself in the pilot's seat of a Decathlon aircraft for a thrilling Introduction to Aerial Acrobatics Lesson!

  • FAA Certified Instructors with over 7,000 logged flight hours
  • Learn how to safely maneuver loops, rolls, hammerheads, stalls and spins during the 1-hour flight lesson
  • No experience necessary
  • Take control of the aircraft and see if you have what it takes to be a Sport Pilot!

Reid Hillview Airport - San Jose, CA

Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • No experience necessary
    • Maximum individual participant weight is 250 pounds
    • It is recommended that participants are at least over 5'3"
    • Participants under 18 will need to have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver
    • A valid, government issued picture ID is required to participate
    1.5 hours total with 30 minutes of ground instruction and approximately 1 hour of flight time. Flight time is calculated from engine start to engine stop.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    The aircraft can hold one student and the pilot.
    Spectators may come to the airport to watch take-off and landing and take photos.
    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, closed-toe shoes, and sunglasses are highly recommended. Also, don't forget to bring a camera!

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They kindly ask that all participants please bring and wear a face mask. Participants without masks will not be permitted to enter the facility or fly. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Will I get to fly the plane?
    Yes! FAA requires that certified pilots perform the takeoff and landing, but you will have control of the plane in the air.
    Can I log my flight time?
    Yes! Each flight counts as a lesson and can be logged toward a pilot certificate.
    What do I need to bring with me?

    You will need to bring a valid form of government issued identification such as a passport, or driver's license.

    What if I don't want to acrobatically maneuver the whole time?

    This experience is tailored to your comfort level. You'll have the opportunity to let your pilot know if you are not comfortable performing the maneuvers.

    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, rescheduling is allowed with at least 72 hours' notice to your experience provider. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather or maintenance issues, you will be able to reschedule your flight directly with the experience provider.

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