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$99 -- Private Flying Lesson over Pacific Ocean, Reg. $230

Sold out - This deal was published July 24, 2013 and sold out August 05, 2013.
$99 -- Private Flying Lesson over Pacific Ocean, Reg. $230
By Travelzoo Staff
Travelzoo subscribers can soar over scenic parts of LA with a private flight lesson from South Coast Aeronautics. For $99, regularly $230, take control of the cockpit and receive a 45-minute flight lesson along the Pacific Ocean from an FAA-certified pilot.

Why we love it

  • For under $100, get a flight lesson with an FAA-certified pilot
  • Get a bird's eye view of the Southern California coastline
  • Includes 25 minutes of hands-on flying time
  • Or for less than $160, fly above the Hollywood sign


July 24, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013


South Coast Aeronautics
3301 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
(See Map)
Tel: 424-272-5073

What's included

  • The lesson begins with a 20-minute pre-flight briefing, in which the instructor explains the airplane fundamentals. From here, the student sits in the cockpit with the instructor and receives 25 minutes of hands-on flight time. During the flight, students will soar over the Southern California coast, taking in panoramic views of Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and Long Beach.
  • Or for $159, regularly $350, extend your experience with a 70-minute lesson, which allows you to enjoy sweeping views of the Hollywood sign, downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, movie studios and other landmarks. This deal includes 50 minutes of hands-on flying time and 20 minutes of ground instruction.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed Saturday, July 27, through Oct. 27, 2013. Valid for 1 person only. Reservations required; must be made at least 24 hours in advance. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies. Flight times subject to availability and weather. Must be at least 18 years old or older to fly or be accompanied by an adult. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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$99   $230
57% off | 71 bought
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South Coast Aeronautics
96% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
96% (27 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Aug. 5
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96% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
(27 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Very friendly and professional.

Mar 24, 2014 Angel CA, United States

The flight was very thrilling, and the instructor was quite good.

Mar 19, 2014 Chris California, United States

Awesome experience!! Flying was amazing Cary was very patient and really just overall awesome!

Mar 11, 2014 cori California, United States

Flying a plane was awesome! Cary explained all the instruments beforehand. Once we were up in the air, I was able to steer the plane. We had great views (my husband sat in the back and took photos).

If you purchase this voucher, I would recommend calling early for a spot as they do fill up early. Also, allow time for them to respond. Email seemed to be the fastest way to communicate.

Jan 15, 2014 Aleks California, United States

The flight itself was fantastic. My instructor was excellent, and it was a surreal, fun, and memorable experience. I would recommend SCA to others, and might contact them again for more flights.

I was disappointed to face hidden fees after I had purchased my voucher. Just before the flight I was informed of a $40 "airport fee" which was required for me to redeem the voucher. Prior to purchase, I had also inquired about having a second passenger on board to take photos from the back of the plane. I was told that the passenger could come on board with no problems. After purchase, I was told that there would be a $50 fee for my guest. While the passenger fee was indicated on the voucher itself (and evident after my purchase), there was not any indication of the $40 airport fee.

Jan 02, 2014 Timothy California, United States

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3301 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
Tel: 424-272-5073

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