One-Hour Flight Lesson or Starter Pilot Package from Fly Bay Area (Up to 58% Off)

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Dalia A. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed March 21, 2018
Wonderful! This was the best Groupon I ever bought. They were knowledgeable, patient, and genuinely wanted me to have a great experience!


Cassandra F. ·
Reviewed February 24, 2015
Get an add-on extended flight so you have more time to enjoy yourself and take in the views!


Sarah L. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed August 23, 2017
The team at FlyBayArea were so helpful in arranging this surprise experience for my Husband's 30th and he thoroughly enjoyed it. We were both very impressed with how much actual flying time he got and the views of the city were just incredible. Highly recommend this company and discussing upgrade options to the Golden Gate package as flying over the bridge was awesome!

What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

$125 for One 60-minute flight lesson for one ($250 value)

  • Approximately 20-30 minutes ground session, and 20-30 minute intro flight

$599 for a Starter private pilot package ($1,425 value), which includes:

  • Three two-hour lessons
  • Approximately 45-minute flight and more than one hour of pre-flight ground training at each lesson
  • Pilot logbook
  • 6-Month AOPA trial membership and a subscription to Flight Training Magazine
  • Student Pilot Enrollment Certificate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. 48 hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must schedule flight prior to expiration date. Subject to weather conditions and availability. 200lb weight max; extra $50 fee if over 200lbs. Passengers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian. May be repurchased every 90 days. 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.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.