$199 for a Bay Area Aerial Tour for Up to Three or Flight Lesson for Two at San Carlos Flight Center (Up to $400 Value)

San Carlos

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There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$199 for a Scenic Bay Area Aerial Tour or a Flight Lesson (Up to $400 Value)

Take in a bird's-eye view of the Bay Area's undulating mountains, historic landmarks, and world-famous bridges during the aerial tour, or opt to take over the controls and fly the plane to the practice area under the close instruction of an FAA-certified pilot.

The maximum total weight limit for passengers is 460 pounds, which generally accommodates two adults and one child. Up to three passengers may participate in the tour, whereas the flight lesson allows two people, one pilot-in-training and one backseat passenger.

San Carlos Flight Center

The team of FAA-certified pilots at San Carlos Flight Center opens up the world of aviation to aspiring pilots and sightseers. During comprehensive flight instruction, the team teaches pupils the skills needed to operate flight controls, land, take off, and keep seagulls from mistaking the plane as their king. Training sessions include everything from private pilot certification to specialty and advanced training. High-tech simulators such as the Xwind help burgeoning aerialists get their bearings before soaring the skies in a Cessna suited for training. To share bird's-eye vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, coastal cliffs, and the city of San Francisco huddled up against the blue Bay, the crew also offers aerial tours.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “AWESOME EXPERIENCE~!”

  • “ It was the first time I had been to San Fransisco ,and after seeing the city on a double decker bus, and the bay by boat, we took the tour by plane, and without...”

    “ It was the first time I had been to San Fransisco ,and after seeing the city on a double decker bus, and the bay by boat, we took the tour by plane, and without doubt, it was the highlight of our trip- I would definitely recommend the San Carlos Flight Center - the staff were really nice and our pilot was great !”

  • “It was a great experience. Easy to make appointment and their stuffs were helpful and friendly. Our pilot named Matt was really nice and he is a good tour guide also. ”


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    San Carlos

    655 Skyway Rd, Ste 215

    San Carlos, California 94070

    650-946-1700

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In a Nutshell

FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. 250lb individual weight max; 460lb combined weight max. Valid for up to 3 people for tour and up to 2 people for lesson. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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