San Carlos Flight Center

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Ulf S. · 1 reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2012
Great experience. Made me think about taking more lessons.


Jamie M. ·
Reviewed September 2, 2012
Great way to spend the afternoon! We loved it.


Krupa K. ·
Reviewed May 16, 2012
We had a great time Thanks for making our first anniversary special!

What You'll Get

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 today’s Groupon: for $189, you get a flight lesson for two (a $390 value) at San Carlos Flight Center in San Carlos.

FAA–certificated pilots and flight instructors draw upon classroom training and individualized instruction to guide aspiring aviators into the azure skies above the San Francisco Bay. During one-hour flights, students take off from San Carlos Airport, absorb the landscape's beautiful views as they buzz over mountains, witness bald eagles' parliamentary proceedings, and look down over the Golden Gate Bridge. Under the instructor's safe supervision, one person can take the wheel and steer the plane, though a turn at the controls for both students requires an additional fee to cover a second landing, takeoff, and cargo hold filled with peanuts.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Only 1 of 2 students may take control per flight. Second student control requires additional flight at additional fee. Max 300 lbs per person. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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. To share bird's-eye vistas of the bay area, the crew also offers three different aerial tours. The Scenic San Francisco Tour flies near the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Land’s End, and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Peninsula and Pacific Coast Tour flies along the Northern California coast, providing views of Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Pescadero, and Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve. The Silicon Valley Tour takes sightseers over Apple’s new Infinite Loop, Stanford University, Levi’s Stadium, and Moffett Field.

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