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What You'll Get
Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $159 for a U-Fly Adventure SkyTour for one pilot with a high-resolution digital photo from the flight (a $393 value)
- $189 for a U-Fly Adventure SkyTour for one pilot and a friend with a high-resolution digital photo from the flight (a $453 value)
- $259 for a Dual U-Fly Adventure SkyTour for two pilots with a high-resolution digital photo from the flight (a $527 value)
Guests enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Pacific coast and the opportunity to take control of the plane during the 30- to 35-minute U-Fly Adventure SkyTour. Instead of overloading amateur pilots with complex technical details from flight schools, the instructors keep tours simple so passengers can experience the thrill of flying without the pressure to take more courses. Customers have the choice of a solo flight, a solo flight with a friend along for the ride, or a dual flight that includes twice as much time in the air so both passengers get a shot behind the yoke.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 270 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 20 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required by expiration date on your Groupon; subject to availability and weather. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. 540lbs combined weight max. Must be 8 or older and not require a child restraint system. Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Fly Bay Area
With more than 15 years of flying experience, Fly Bay Area creates tours and courses that are designed to bring recreational flying to the general public. They've recently expanded their services to include flight instruction and aircraft rental for budding and experienced pilots. Students can sign up for comprehensive and structured flight courses that count towards a Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, or Commercial Pilot Certificate. Alternatively, participants on Fly Bay Area's tours can choose to see the Peninsula, Pacific Coast/Half Moon Bay, San Francisco & Golden Gate, or the Ultimate SkyTour all around the Bay Area—but instead of exploring each up-close, they view them from around 1,500 feet in the air. Experienced pilots steer four-seat, single-engine planes over the San Francisco Peninsula and Bay, across sweeping redwood forests and the Pacific coast, during sky tours at any time of day. The FAA-approved air-tour company also lets passengers helm the plane's controls on U-Fly tours. During these flights, wannabe pilots can perform basic flight maneuvers and make airplane noises with their mouths, eschewing the extra technical and theoretical lessons required by pilot-training programs. On any flight, staff members can snap high-resolution digital photographs or high-definition videos that document moments of the customer's in-flight experience.