Flying Experiences

Learn to Fly Bay Tour

San Jose, CA

From: $299.00 2 Options Available
Based on 1.5 Hour Flight for 1 student and up to 1 passenger
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San Jose, CA

Discover the unparalleled joy and exhilaration of flight as you take the controls and learn to fly over the Bay Area!

  • Learn from FAA certified pilots from Northern California's leading flight school with over 50 years' experience
  • Take in sites including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island and downtown San Francisco
  • Learn to fly aboard a Cessna 172 - one of the world's finest training aircrafts
  • No experience necessary!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Recommended minimum age for a student participant is 10 years old
  • Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver
  • Maximum individual participant weight is 250 lbs
  • Combined weight for 1 student and all passengers cannot exceed 500 lbs
  • A valid, government issued photo-ID is required to participate
  • Please note, this is a one-time introductory experience. The aviation company can only provide one voucher per customer and offers cannot be combined with any other discounts. Additional flight lessons must be booked directly with the aviation company.
Approximately 2 hour total with 30 minutes of ground instruction and approximately 1.5 hour flight time.
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
1 student and up to 2 passengers depending upon option selected; however, the total weight of both the student and the passengers must be no more than 500 lbs.
Depending upon option selected, students may bring up bring along 1 or 2 passengers aboard the plane for the flight (weight permitting), otherwise you additional spectators may come to the airport to watch or take pictures of take-off or landing.
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!
Is there a weight restriction?

Maximum individual participant weight is 250 lbs and the combined weight of all participants cannot exceed 500 lbs.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

It is recommended that students are at least 10 years old. If participants are under 18 years old a parent or legal guardian must join them and sign a liability waiver. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 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 directly with the experience provider. 

Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA

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