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1142 Airport Road, Minden

$98.58 for 1-Hour Discovery Flight with High Sierra Pilots ($149 Value)

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FAA-certified flight instructor invites customers to a one-hour flight

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1 day ago
Excellent customer service! My dad had an amazing time!
4 ratings3 reviews
July 28, 2020
Had a great time. The instructor Gabe was very relaxed and informative.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 23, 2020
The experience was GREAT! Exacly what I had hoped for when visiting the area. I am a student pilot, and I took a discovery flight with CFI. Tyler Phillips. He did a great job introducing me to the Cessna 182 we flew that morning. Tyler gave great instruction and allowed me to fly most of the 1 hour from take-off to landing. We flew up through the Kingsberry pass, then over Lake Tahoe with a great view of Heavenly, Emerald Bay, and all of Lake Tahoe. I'll be back in the area soon. and I will contact Tyler for another flight. I wish the staff at High Sierra Pilots were a bit more friendly. Still Tyler, plane, flight, and flying was remarkable.
6 ratings1 reviews
July 16, 2020
Great experience!
23 ratings11 reviews
June 8, 2020
Our flight was an amazing experience. Hannah our pilot was lovely. She was a good pilot and tour guide. I would highly recommend high sierra pilots.
1 ratings1 reviews
January 12, 2020
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Instructor Gabe was terrific. I'm looking forward to additional flights and possibly getting my private pilot's license there.
3 ratings2 reviews
December 21, 2019
Best club in Northern Nevada with amazing collection of aircraft!
23 ratings9 reviews
November 19, 2019
Far out the best experiences I had. Weather was perfect to fly over Tahoe. The instructor was amazing very nice and accommodating. I brought this as a surprise gift for a birthday. He definitely enjoyed.
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What You'll Get

  • 1-Hour Discovery Flight

G-Force: The Excitement of Acceleration

In the cockpit, both pilots and passengers experience a sensation known as g-forces. Read on to learn more about how gravity creates fun flights.

G-force: A measurement of acceleration felt as weight. Changes in velocity—speeding up, slowing down, or shifting direction—make pilots feel as if they’re being pressed down, thrown up, and tossed to the side. As a unit, 1 g is equivalent to the acceleration of gravity (about 32 f/s2). We experience 1 g constantly, as the floor pushes upward to prevent our bodies from accelerating toward the earth.

2.9 g: The typical g-force exerted by a sneeze. Another common example of g-force: someone slapping you on the back to congratulate you on a solid sneeze (4.1 g).

Microgravity: A term for the weightless environment experienced by astronauts. It’s not quite accurate to call it “zero g,” because even in space, gravity still causes astronauts to slowly accelerate towards Earth.

Vertical Force: The head-to-toe sensation of a g-force felt vertically along the body, as opposed to side to side or front to back. This is the most difficult g-force to deal with, because blood might rush to the brain, knocking it unconscious. For this reason, fighter pilots wear special anti-g suits, which have constrictive air bladders that keep blood from leaving the upper body and hitting the eject button.

The Fastest Man on Earth: Air Force physician John Stapp, according to Time magazine. In an effort to improve cockpit safety, Stapp built a rocket-powered sled to test how much g-force the human body could withstand. Despite losing dental fillings and breaking many bones, he experienced 46.2 g—far exceeding the 18 g thought to be the limit for pilots.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

High Sierra Pilots

Class, Flying Lesson, Sightseeing or Tour, Flight Tour