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

Sold out - This deal was published November 05, 2013 and sold out December 05, 2013.
$99 -- Private Flying Lesson over Pacific Ocean, Reg. $230
By Olivia Salmonese
Soar over scenic parts of LA during a 45-minute private flight lesson, which one Travelzoo subscriber called a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Why we love it

  • For nearly 60% off, experience the thrill of manning a plane
  • Get a bird's eye view of the City of Angels
  • The private lesson provides personalized, one-on-one instruction


Nov. 5, 2013 - March 31, 2014


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

What's included

  • For $99 per student (reg. $230), take control of the cockpit with an FAA-certified pilot instructor
  • The lesson begins with a 20-minute pre-flight briefing on the fundamentals
  • Then receive 25 minutes of hands-on flight time
  • Or for $159 (reg. $350), extend your experience with a 70-minute lesson, which flies past the Hollywood sign, downtown, Beverly Hills and movie studios
  • The longer flight includes 50 minutes of hands-on flying time and 20 minutes of ground instruction

The fine print

Valid for 1 person only. Reservations required; must be made at least 24 hours in advance. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies. Must be at least 18 years old or older to fly or be accompanied by an adult. Not valid on major holidays and holiday weekends.

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$99   $230
57% off
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South Coast Aeronautics
96% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
96% (28 ratings)
Sold out at
2:00 a.m. CT on Dec. 5
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96% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
(28 ratings)
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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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