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

Sold out - This deal was published March 13, 2014 and sold out May 12, 2014.
$99 -- Private Flying Lesson over Pacific Ocean, Reg. $230
By Kristin Viola
Get a bird's-eye view of LA during a 45-minute private flight lesson with South Coast Aeronautics, which earns a 100% positive rating from Travelzoo users.

Why we love it

  • One Travelzoo subscriber called it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"
  • For 55% off, experience the thrill of manning a plane
  • Comes with 25 minutes of flight time


March 14, 2014 - June 11, 2014


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

What's included

  • $99 (reg. $230) for a private 45-minute flight lesson with an FAA-certified pilot instructor
  • Soar above the Pacific Ocean as you take in sights of Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and Long Beach
  • Starts with a 20-minute pre-flight briefing on the fundamentals; then receive 25 minutes of hands-on flight time
  • Or for $159 (reg. $350), get a 70-minute lesson with 50 minutes of flight time; fly past the Hollywood sign, downtown LA, 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 March 14, 2014 - June 11, 2014. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance; subject to availability. Present voucher upon arrival. No additional payment beyond tax, if applicable, and gratuity is required. Please tip accordingly. Valid for one person only. Up to two additional guests may accompany the student at a rate of $50 per passenger, paid directly to the merchant; guests cannot fly plane. A 72-hour cancellation policy applies; subject to forfeiture. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends (call merchant for specific date restrictions). Flight times subject to availability and are weather permitting. Must be at least 18 years old or older to fly or be accompanied by an adult.

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$99 March 14, 2014 - June 11, 2014   $230
57% off | 72 bought
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South Coast Aeronautics
97% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
97% (58 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on May 12


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

97% Enjoyed South Coast Aeronautics
(58 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The pilot was fantastic. He spent time teaching my 14 yo son about piloting and the plane they were on. The flight was beautiful too. I would highly recommend this deal and South Coast Aeronautics.

Apr 6, 2015 Elizabeth California, United States

The pilot was very relaxed with the process and answered all my questions even after I asked him 2 or 3 times.

Definitely something to do again

Nov 23, 2014 Dana California, United States

Everything's great. Highly recommended

Oct 28, 2014 Nick China

The experience

Loved it

Aug 27, 2014 4282 CA, United States

What was specified in the deal, was not applied in my flight lesson!

The instructor was personable.

Aug 12, 2014 Christina CA, United States

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

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