Hi, my name is Darryl Kalthof and I am the owner Bay Area Flying Lessons. I would like to answer a question asked by a Groupon customer, and provide a few other details on the lessons as well:
You can bring a friend on both the 1 or 2 lesson package. While the weight of the basic deal is limited to 380 lbs for both people it is still possible for to fly if your combined weight is over 380 lbs. You would need to let me now at the time of scheduling that you want a more powerful plane (that can carry up to 500 lbs combined weight), and then pay $40 more the day of your flight.
Those who buy the single lesson can pay $60 more that day of the flight and extend the aircraft rental from 45 minutes to 1 hour, which will allow enough time to land at another airport switch pilot’s and take off again so both pilots can get a ½ hour at the controls.
Those who buy the single lesson can fly a “bay tour” over downtown SF for $80 more the day of the flight. This extends the rental to 1.1 hours. You can also choose both the pilot swap with the bay tour for $120 and this will give 1.3 rental hours. The bay tour option is weather dependant as SF sometimes experiences a low cloud layer.
The introductory lessons are available 7 days a week.
Weekend times are 12 pm and 230 pm.
Weekday times are 830 am, 1130 am, and 230 pm.
I can start to schedule flights the day after the deal closes and Groupon sends me a final list of purchasers. Then you would email me to schedule.
I do have 2 partners helping me give these flights. All of us have been flying for over 15-20 years and have given many thousands of hours of flight instruction.
If you would like to ask me any other questions please ask here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 510-299-3940.
Sep 19, 2012