South Coast Aeronautics

3200 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica, CA 90405 3200 Donald Douglas Loop, Santa Monica Directions
+14242725073
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Report | 10 days ago
This was an amazing experience! It was much more hands on that we were expecting- by far a much more exciting and rewarding ride over hot air balloons and helicopter rides that we have done in the past. The process of getting there was easy and the instructor was great. We have already recommended this to two other friends who have purchased it as well.
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Report | 25 days ago
I brought my friend there.It was great and I would do it again.
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Report | a month ago
Nice flying experience and beautiful view
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Report | a month ago
THIS GROUPON IS NOT FOR SANTA MONICA AIRPORT- it's for TORRANCE AIRPORT Worst experience ever! I would not recommend this to anyone!! The worst part is we didn't even make it to the airport! I wanted to use their Groupon to surprise someone for Father's Day and they have totally crushed my plans, my hopes for a wonderful surprise, and even the idea of a flight! Their Groupon offers flights from Santa Monica and Torrance airports and that is where the problems started. I scheduled a reservation and received an email response. In the email it tells you," Please note the following information and the Airport is Torrance not Santa Monica and the address is noted below." After reading that anyone can agree, why advertise the Groupon for Santa Monica!? So, after inquiring about changing locations and being told that was not possible I asked the next most obvious question of could the flight time be changed from 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm since EVERYONE knows in Los Angeles you need to plan extra time to drive because of traffic and since I bought this Groupon thinking I could use it for the SANTA MONICA airport; but now I am trying to make it to Torrance from Santa Monica in order to accommodate them! Then they tell me that I made it seem like I wanted to cancel so they gave my reservation time to someone else!! BUT, Abigail made sure to let me know plenty times not to worry because Groupon would give me back my money (NO SH*T). So now I am out of flight, gift idea, and a surprise. WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!!
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Report | a month ago
Amazing experience with my best friend ! Black jet was breath taking !! Great instructor.
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Report | 2 months ago
Cool guy very chill flight definitely recommend if your going to take family or split the cost with a friend.
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Report | 2 months ago
The best experience that I have ever had. The sky was so close to reach. Feel like an adventure!
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Report | 2 months ago
Amazing experience!!
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Report | 3 months ago
I bought this for my husband as a surprise knowing that he's scared to fly, but ironically is fascinated by planes, and "plays" with his flight simulator at home. The pilot Cary was amazing! The entire flight was pretty awesome! I upgraded the flight so we can go over Downtown LA, and the Dodger Stadium. My husband said he really enjoyed it. Sure he was nervous at first, but he said that the nerves went away as soon as Cary turned over the controls. Abigail is really nice as well. Quick to answer emails, and very polite. I recently bought another flight for him so we can go over Catalina :) See you again soon South Coast Aeronautics!
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Report | 3 months ago
This was awesome!!! Kerry was very nice and it was a great experience!!! Take off and landing we're so smooth!!! I'll definitely buy as a gift and go again!!! Very glad I upgraded too!!
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Nestled in the cockpit of a Socata TB 10 Tobago–a single engine aircraft with a luxurious leather interior–fledgling pilots soar over Los Angeles and the ocean with a South Coast Aeronautics instructor by their side. These teachers lead on-the-ground training as well as hands on Discovery Flights to teach new pilots the ins and outs of flying. In addition, they provide training for full on private pilot licenses, which enable holders to legally fly their own plane or ride their pet albatross to work. After earning a PPL, students can also garner an instrument rating and commercial pilot certification to seek a career in the skies.

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