The excitement begins with a 10-15 minute ground lesson in which you learn how the flight controls and instruments work, and to answer any questions you might have. This brief lesson prepares you for 45-60 minutes in flight! You'll start the engine, taxi the airplane out to the runway, takeoff, climb, cruise, turnand descend. Even during approach and landing, you're at the controls the entire time. For an additional $75, you can share your adventure with a friend.
Our Discovery Flight Package is the best way to experience what flying is all about. This is what most schools refer to as an introductory flight, but we do ours completely differently. When you go to most schools and ask for an introductory flight, what you almost always get is a quick 20-30 minute flight in which the instructor does almost everything, and then eventually hands you the controls for a few minutes once you are up at altitude. They’ll allow you to do a couple short turns and then usually take over the flying to get you back to the airport. Although it’s exciting just to be off the ground and in awe that you had your hands on the controls for a short time, it does nothing to show you what flying is all about, and a far cry from a typical lesson you would have in training.
At Pacific Skies Aviation we take it to a whole other level. Our Discovery Flights begins with a 10 - 15 minute ground lesson in which you will learn all the basics of the airplane’s flight controls, instruments, and how to perform every aspect of the flight. This allows you to go into the next portion of the lesson ready to do EVERYTHING! You’ll do it all, from starting the engine, to taxiing the airplane out to the runway, from takeoff to the climb out, the turns, climbs, descents, and even the approach and landing... you’ll be at the controls the entire time with your instructor carefully guiding you through everything. It is a REAL hand’s-on experience! You’ll walk away not only having flown the entire flight, but have an in depth understanding of how the airplane works, and what a typical lesson with us is like. We feel it is the only way you can ever really see what all the fun is about.
What People Say...
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Yelp - Jenna F - San Jose, CA
Surprised my boyfriend with a flight for his Birthday. It was an amazing experience and was so great to be apart of it. Jon was a friendly and helpful instructor. My boyfriend bought a flight log and can't wait to get up in the air again! I would definitely recommend PSA.
I got this as a gift for a family member when they visited me in LA. It was their first time flying a plane and they loved the experience! They even joked about switching careers to a pilot.
We flew with Jon and he was great. Loved his sense of humor and his hospitality. I've been on a few discovery flights before and I heard so much more information from Jon than from all the other instructors I've flown with before at other places. We had a tight schedule and wanted to do a 7am flight on a Monday and Jon graciously accommodated us.
Overall, I'd highly recommend Pacific Skies Aviation and specifically Jon for an instructor. If only I had the time and patience to sit through traffic all the way to Torrance from where I live, I would get my private pilot license from here.
Yelp - John P - Los Angeles
Best birthday gift ever. I didn't believe the brochure saying I would actually be flying the plane myself, but in the introductory lesson I learned to steer the plane as we taxied to takeoff, and once in the air I handled the controls myself for the majority of the flight. The instructor, Jon, was super easy going and patient, reassuring me the entire time. The scenery as we flew along the coastline and above Long Beach harbor was spectacular, and Jon offered to use my smartphone to take pictures of me at the controls. I was able to bring a friend to ride along in the back seat. At the end they gave a short sales pitch about ongoing pilot classes to become certified, but it was not a pressure sale at all and they were very nice when I declined (the Torrance airport is too far from my home to make it a recurring drive).
This was a gift from my girlfriend and I must saw i had an amazing time.
I worked with Jon(who by the way is very patience and has a great attitude.) He made this as fun as possible. He was my age which made it even better. I flew with my girlfriend and my best friend who both enjoyed this experience.
Jon is an incredible vibe and I'll be seeing him again forsure. Plus he takes great pictures.
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