Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

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In a Nutshell

Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

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Promotional value expires Apr 10, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per visit, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to weather and availability. 48hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. New customers only. Must be 16 or older and sign waiver. 430lb combined weight max for flight option. Weight permitting, third guest may attend hands-on flight experience for extra $49 fee. Extra fee if multiple participants wish to take control of the flight. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for a 30-minute flight simulation for up to two people (a $119 value)
  • $199 a 30-minute flight simulation plus a 35-minute flight for one and up to one guest over the Bay Area in a Cessna Skyhawk 172SP (a $399 value)

Simulated flights let up to two guests with no previous flying experience try out advanced maneuvers such as takeoff and landing. Led by an FAA-certified instructor, lessons begin with a simulated flight before instructors accompany students on an actual flight, where pupils control a Cessna Skyhawk between takeoff and landing.

Flight option includes free seating for up to one guest. An additional fee applies if both participants wish to take control of the flight. A third person—weight permitting—may tag along on the Bay Area flight option for an additional $49.

Advanced Flyers

Advanced Flyers' experienced flight instructors defy gravity while teaching students to pilot aircraft and giving passive passengers birds'-eye views of the Bay Area. Its FAA-approved Redbird FMX-1000 simulator lets pupils log time toward ATP certificates while practicing foundational skills and more advanced maneuvers necessary during bad weather, engine failure, or rabid-hummingbird attacks. Students who pursue private pilot licenses can eventually navigate aboveground in rental griffins from Advanced Flyers' well maintained fleet.

Customer Reviews

So fun! Thomas was a fantastic, patient instructor.
Anjanette K. · April 19, 2016
This is an amazing ex
Sajib M. · January 24, 2016
Allison is great at the front desk. She is knowledgeable and friendly. Howard is a great instructor.
Marilyn C. · January 2, 2016
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    Palo Alto

    1901 Embarcadero Road Suite 106

    Palo Alto, CA 94303

    +16504941646

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