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655 Skyway Rd Suite 215, San Carlos

$199 for a Bay Area Aerial Tour for Up to Three or Flight Lesson for Two at San Carlos Flight Center (Up to $400 Value)

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FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

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2 ratings1 reviews
January 16, 2014
Great flight and worth every penny. Our pilot Matt was an amazing person. Very cheerful and kept our ride fun all along. Such a smooth flight! Will be back!
2 ratings1 reviews
October 18, 2013
It was a great experience. Easy to make appointment and their stuffs were helpful and friendly. Our pilot named Matt was really nice and he is a good tour guide also.
2 ratings2 reviews
August 22, 2013
Amazing experience, staff was very friendly and polite. They take extra effort to make the whole flying experience worth it. I highly recommend this deal to everyone.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 6, 2013
Workes out perfectly and was a lot of fun!
2 ratings1 reviews
May 21, 2019
We are a family of three who were out to try something fun but less conventional than the movies. We turned to the blue skies and were not disappointed. Thanks to Dan, our skillful pilot, this turned out to be a wonderful experience. He took the time to explain everything and provide reassurances, even before we had any thoughts of freaking out. He even positioned the plane in all the right angles for us to take videos and photos. Couldn't have helped for a better pilot! This has got to be the best way to see the SF Bay Area. Flying in a small plane at an altitude and speed much lower than commercial gives you astounding views of the east bay, the peninsula, and virtually all of San Francisco. We highly recommend that you try this experience. And when you do, you might consider dropping your back-seat driving (e.g. "look out; you re going to fast; can't you see that big plane coming at us?"). There's a couple of bomb bay doors in the belly of the plane.
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April 13, 2019
All I can say it was amazing! I couldn’t have picked a better date and time. We were up for a while thanks to air traffic being crazy busy so we got to see more. Our pilot Justin Chow was very nice and took his time with safety. Following his safety check list.
9 ratings3 reviews
March 22, 2019
My granddaughter and I really enjoyed the flight experience! Highly recommend!
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7 ratings6 reviews
February 25, 2019
honestly I was SUPER excited for this. It was a VERY fun thing to do. I highly recommend to try this out. I would make this 5 stars but I feel there was one huge step that wasn't talked The pilot was funny and comforting, but I would think that it being my 1st time, there would be a safety procedure to follow, but it seemed there was none. We didn't even sign a waiver as the woman explained over the phone when making the reservation. It was scary to fly not knowing what can happen in the air. I kind of had to mentally prepare myself and pray for nothing to happen. Other than that, it was ALL good!!! i will do it again!!!
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About This Deal

There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$199 for a Scenic Bay Area Aerial Tour or a Flight Lesson (Up to $400 Value)

Take in a bird's-eye view of the Bay Area's undulating mountains, historic landmarks, and world-famous bridges during the aerial tour, or opt to take over the controls and fly the plane to the practice area under the close instruction of an FAA-certified pilot.

The maximum total weight limit for passengers is 460 pounds, which generally accommodates two adults and one child. Up to three passengers may participate in the tour, whereas the flight lesson allows two people, one pilot-in-training and one backseat passenger.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather. 250lb individual weight max; 460lb combined weight max. Valid for up to 3 people for tour and up to 2 people for lesson. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About San Carlos Flight Center

The team of FAA-certified pilots at San Carlos Flight Center opens up the world of aviation to aspiring pilots and sightseers. During comprehensive flight instruction, the team teaches pupils the skills needed to operate flight controls, land, take off, and keep seagulls from mistaking the plane as their king. To share bird's-eye vistas of the bay area, the crew also offers three different aerial tours. The Scenic San Francisco Tour flies near the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, Land’s End, and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Peninsula and Pacific Coast Tour flies along the Northern California coast, providing views of Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Pescadero, and Año Nuevo State Natural Reserve. The Silicon Valley Tour takes sightseers over Apple’s new Infinite Loop, Stanford University, Levi’s Stadium, and Moffett Field.