Interested in learning to fly, but want to get a glimpse at a typical lesson before committing? Try a Demo Flight! This hour-long flight will allow you to take the controls of the aircraft under the guidance of an experienced flight instructor, who will demonstrate a safe takeoff and landing, and will answer all of your questions about the aircraft or training process. Considered your first flight lesson, you will be able to log flight time towards your Private Pilot Certificate, and experience firsthand what it is like to train in the beautiful Bay Area with San Carlos Flight Center.
You will be able to choose from a variety of aircraft for your demo flight, such as a Cessna 172, Cessna 152, or a Piper Cherokee. While most of our training fleet is equipped with round-dial flight instruments, a few of our 172’s have the high-tech, electronic flight display known as the Garmin G1000 system built-in.
The demo flight includes around one hour in the air with the instructor and an additional half hour on the ground to gain aeronautical knowledge and familiarity with the flight training process. The exact timing of the flight varies depending on weather and air traffic limitations.
Our demo flight costs $350, which includes the aircraft rental and flight instructor. There are no hidden costs. You can purchase a demo flight below or you can call our office at (650) 946-1700 if you have additional questions.
Purchase a demo flight. Reservation times are subject to availability and will be coordinated with our office. If you are purchasing a demo flight as a gift for someone else, click here.
While not required, we recommend that you bring a light jacket in case you get cold, as well as a pair of sunglasses. Also, please wear closed-toed shoes for safety reasons.