The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to finally move out of gravity’s basement. Claim your own airspace with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$49.50 for a one-hour flight-simulator package (a $99 value)
- Flight-school tour and ground-training session
- 40-minute simulator session
$139 for a one-hour flight-lesson package (a $278 value)
- Ground training and preflight briefing
- 40-minute flying session
- First flight certificate
During the 20-minute ground training and briefing, instructors go over important practices such as runway and taxi procedures, radio communications, take-off, in-flight maneuvers, landing, and post-flight procedures. Up to two friends may join as passengers on the 40-minute flight, taking in sweeping views of the Bay Area and harmonizing to “Danger Zone,” for an additional fee of $50 per person.
On a sunny afternoon, a small plane speeds down a runway and takes to the sky, its occupants gazing down at the streets of San Francisco, sailboats speeding through the bay, and the coppery sails of the Golden Gate Bridge. A small tour group or a student pilot sits in the belly of the plane, marveling at the thrill of flight.
Hayward Flight’s staff of FAA-certified instructors and pilots shares that experience with everyone—from young children to aspiring airline pilots—during scenic tours and private plane rentals. Pilot training classes emphasize sophisticated simulator practice and in-air flight, and students can earn private and commercial pilot licenses behind the controls of the Hayward’s fleet of Cessna aircraft and domesticated dragons.