Curious about flying, but not sure if you want to dive right in?
Deciding to learn to fly is obviously the first step and often the most difficult one. Before you make the big decision to take flying lessons, you may want to take a discovery flight.
South Bay Aviation offers discovery flights for a very low price of $125. But, what does a discovery flight entail? Well, we will schedule you with one of our experienced instructors in a Cessna 172SP. The instructor will take you out to the aircraft and explain to you the basics of the aircraft and what to expect on your flight.
Once you are airborne, the instructor will let you take over the controls so that you’ll be able to experience the handling of the aircraft. You will fly around the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Long Beach Harbor before returning to Torrance, which will be about a half hour.
After you’ve landed safely, you will have your logbook endorsed by your instructor, recording the time that you just flew. This time is good toward the 40 hours needed to receive your private pilot’s license.
And that concludes your discovery flight. Please keep in mind that it is a 4 seater aircraft. Feel free to bring a guest (at no extra charge, but please let us know). Take all the pictures you can to commemorate your first flight! Please call with any questions you may have.