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 from Five Options
- $69 for a 45-minute discovery flight and simulator session (a $139 value)
- $90 for one hour of flight instruction (a $180 value)
- $159 for a discovery flight with one hour of flight instruction (a $319 value)
- $180 for two hours of flight instruction (a $360 value)
- $249 for a discovery flight with two hours of flight instruction (a $499 value)
The discovery-flight experience begins with a 15-minute stint in the Redbird FMX flight simulator, which replicates a cockpit's controls, instruments, panoramic visuals, and motion feedback. Then, instructors lead students into the aircraft hangar for 10–15 minutes of ground training that introduces the aircraft’s parts and the basic tenets of flying. Upon takeoff, pilots fly south and enjoy views of Lake Mathews before heading east to fly over Lake Elsinore and Canyon Lake. During the 30-minute flight, student copilots are allowed to take the controls and practice steering and navigation before the instructor glides into a smooth landing back at Riverside Airport.
The addition of the flight lesson allows students to spend an extra one to two hours in the aircraft one-on-one with the instructor.
Riverside Flight Academy
Based at the Riverside Municipal Airport, the instructors at Riverside Flight Academy produce nearly every kind of civilian aviator. The academy is able to quickly determine whether recreational or commercial pilot hopefuls have what it takes to fly using simulators and training aircraft. Student aviators can start into one of several career programs for commercial and airline transport pilots.