Bay Area Flying Lessons

Palo Alto

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In a Nutshell

Each student pilot helms a four-seat Cessna or Piper aircraft during 90% of a flight over San Francisco Bay

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Limit 1 pilot and 1 passenger per Groupon. Non-US citizens must obtain TSA approval ($190) before 2nd lesson, or transfer 2nd lesson to another pilot. Must be 10+ to pilot; passengers must be 5+. Minors must be accompanied by adult. 380lb combined weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $199 for one flight lesson (a $399 value), which includes one hour of ground instruction in the plane and 45 minutes of flight instruction
  • $459 for two flight lessons (a $918 value), which includes one hour of ground instruction and one hour of flight instruction for each lesson

Introductory flight lessons put fledgling pilots at the controls of a four-seat Cessna or Piper aircraft for 90% of their flight while a certified flight instructor provides guidance and instruction. Students can bring a friend to ride along in the plane for both options; if desired, the second option can be split between two students. Customers may also add extra flight time for an additional fee to peruse more of the Bay Area or to have both passengers fly.

Bay Area Flying Lessons

Darryl Kalthof of Bay Area Flying Lessons holds an FAA certificate as an airline transport pilot and ratings as an advanced ground instructor, honors earned over a distinguished two-decade career as a certified flight instructor. Today, he oversees a fleet of Cessna and Piper airplanes that act as airborne classrooms for his pupils, who range from 10-year-olds taking their first mechanical flights to advanced pilots earning certificates in commercial, multi-engine, and tail-wheel aviation. Lessons make use of the airspace surrounding San Francisco Bay, yielding panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as many notable landmarks, including Dumbarton Bridge’s low ribbon of road and Stanford Stadium’s 70-foot animatronic statue of Bill Walsh.

Customer Reviews

Great communication from them.
Jenn Y. · November 12, 2012
I had a fantastic time. My instructor was great, the views were wonderful and flying turned out to be an amazing experience.
Helen T. · October 28, 2012
Great friendly people!
Paige M. · March 21, 2012
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    Palo Alto

    1901 Embarcadero Rd.

    Suite 106

    Palo Alto, CA 94303


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