$179 for a 30-Minute Flight Simulation and a 30-Minute Aerial Tour for Two from Encore Flight

North Hills West

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In a Nutshell

  • Certified flight instructors
  • Intimate, private airplanes
  • $800 credit toward private pilot's license package

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, mult. as gifts. Limit 2 people/flight. Reservation req'd. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by guardian. Combined 500 lbs weight max. 30-min optional training incl'd. 1 person sits w/pilot, 1 behind front seat. Gratuity not incl'd. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Without planes, humans under acute stress could only respond with fight or fight. The next time a rabid gang of top-hat-wearing beavers corners you in a dark alley, whip out today’s Groupon and take flight: for $179, you get a 30-minute flight simulation and one of three 30-minute aerial tours for two from Encore Flight (a $440 value), which is based out of the Van Nuys Airport. There is a limit of two people per flight.

Begin with the flight simulation, then take your choice of three different 30-minute aerial tours, all of which take place inside intimate planes piloted by certified flight instructors. Maximize memorable moments during the Romantic Flight. Or opt for the Scenic Flight, which flies high over Los Angeles, enabling cockpit cargo to bask in the breathtaking views of the city, its landscape, its people, and the plane’s shadow from 5,000 feet up. Encore Flight also offers an Adventure Flight, a hands-on rumble-tumble experience wherein participants begin their adventure manning a flight simulator before taking to the sky for a highly involved flight experience. An optional 30-minute training session is included, as well as an $800 credit toward an all-inclusive private pilot's license package.

No matter which flight path you choose, there is a passenger weight limit of 500 pounds, and those younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Call ahead to schedule a time to go up, up, and away.

Encore Flight

From their home base at Van Nuys Airport, the certified flight instructors at Encore Flight apply what they learned as students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to the training of new pilots-to-be through everything from discovery flights to full pilot's certification. The crew goes to work aboard an extensive fleet of Piper and Cessna light-sport aircraft, or doles out instruction while safely planted on the ground inside two FAA-approved flight simulators, one a stationary apparatus and the other a full-motion Redbird FMX. Fully enclosed in the Redbird's cockpit, students experience the motions of actual flight on all three axes and enjoy more than 200 degrees of wrap-around visuals, helping them spot hazards such as oncoming flocks of birds or commuting superheroes.

Customer Reviews

This was a birthday present for my hubby - the best present thus far! Good price, excellent flight, and hubby got to fly (not land and take off). We timed it so we saw the city in daylight and finished in nightlight. Wonderful!
Judith N. · November 27, 2016
My husband had a great time. Thanks.
Heather L. · August 5, 2013
So much fun
Victoria G. · July 27, 2013
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    North Hills West

    16101 Saticoy St.

    Van Nuys, California 91406

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