Although first pioneered in the early 1900s, human flight really took off in popularity in the 1970s, when President Nixon required all American aircrafts to be equipped with disco balls, roller-skating rinks, and sequined parachutes. Catch the fever of flight with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get 40 minutes of professionally supervised, hands-on flying from Kern Charter Service (a $100 value). Kern Charter Services flights depart from and return to the Bakersfield Municipal Airport.
Kern Charter Service dots Bakersfield skies with the majestic flight patterns of a large fleet of Cessna aircraft, giving aspiring pilots instant access to a bird's-eye view of awesome sightscapes and jungle-gym-shaped cumulus clouds. During a 40-minute discovery flight, a certified flight instructor will sit shotgun as you take the controls of the plane, fulfilling Top Gun-fueled fantasies of escaping earthly bonds and finding equal footing with the wind. The flight instructor will guide you through the necessities of piloting, ensuring safety and stability at all times. Kern's top-tier training is matched by its fleet, which currently consists of four Cessna 172s, deemed reliable and maneuverable enough to help first-time flyers avoid skydiving ex-presidents and wayward Frisbees.
Kern Charter Service has a perfect record in terms of flight student success rate—all enrolled aviators have passed their classes with professionally supervised flying colors. Whether you're fulfilling a long-dormant dream or simply need to ID the intergalactic vandals crop-circling California's greenery, Kern Charter Service helps transform upstanding but grounded citizens into authentically soaring aviators.
There is no age limit for the flight, but there is a weight limit of 300 lbs.
410 E Planz Rd.
Bakersfield, California 93307Get Directions