JacksonAir Flight Training

JacksonAir Flight Training

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Alan E. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed July 16, 2013
The owner and staff were very personable and professional.


Michael T. ·
Reviewed April 22, 2013
Overall, a worthwhile endeavor, but a bit over-hyped, in my estimation. Obviously, the "90-minute" adventure includes significant ground time, but even with the pre-flight and post-flight briefs, we were out of there about 80 minutes after arrival. Total time in the air was 23 minutes, and the aerobatics consisted of one (!) vertical loop and a couple of stalls (which don't qualify). Still, the pilot/instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, and highly qualified, and he provided our student pilot son with some solid instruction and stick time, so for us, it was still a good deal. But if you're looking to get wrung out from air-show style aerobatics, you might be disappointed.


Reviewed March 12, 2013
Enjoyed the flight. The CFI ( Steve ) was a true professional. Am looking for a FBO that has low wing aircraft where I can get current again. From what I see, the aircraft is well maintained. The only drawback is the business is located out pass Indio, CA where the drive to get there is very long for me. I would recommend this FBO to others. signed: a noncurrent ASEL, AMEL, ASES, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, CFI-I, complex, high altitute certified

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$89 for a 90-minute discovery flying lesson (a $179 value)

  • Lesson includes 45 minutes of ground school and 45 minutes in the air, touring the Coachella Valley in a two-seat Cessna 162 aircraft as an introduction to the pilot-certification process.
  • Students fly the aircraft under direct supervision of a certified instructor, recording their flight time in their logbook and learning to use the plane’s control panel.<p>

$89 for a 90-minute aerobatic discovery flying lesson (a $179 value) * Basic aerobatic discovery flights begin with 45 minutes of ground school before students don safety parachutes and take off on a 45-minute flight in a blue, two-seat Citabria aircraft that flies 5,000 feet above the Salton Sea. * Seated next to their instructor, students feel what it’s like to defy gravity in a plane that performs loops, barrel rolls, and other exciting maneuvers.<p>

For an extra $20, either option can be upgraded to a larger aircraft that seats four passengers, allowing up to two spectators on the flight.<p>

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 72-advance reservation required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. No smoking, food, or drink allowed on board. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About JacksonAir Flight Training

The sky above the Coachella Valley is often sunny and clear. The cloudless conditions make it easy to pick out a small aircraft as it materializes out of a mountain range on the horizon, then corkscrews and performs a grand loop-the-loop before heading home to the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. The shiny blue Citabria plane is the resident aerobatic aircraft at JacksonAir Flight Training. The company's owner, Scott Mourhess, who dreamed of G-forces and airborne antics as a little boy, now oversees a fleet of no fewer than six aircraft used to train commercial and private pilots.

Scott and his fellow FAA-certified flying instructors occupy prime aviation real estate. The skies above their Thermal airport often draw pilots from other flight schools in the Palm Springs region, who flock to the area for the ideal practice conditions and absence of lines at sky tollbooths. The veteran instructors also take novice pilots on 20- to 30-minute flights that introduce them to the excitement being in a cockpit and the thrill of flying.

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