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DISCOVERY FLIGHTS OVER LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles, a city renowned for its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and iconic landmarks, offers countless activities for both locals and tourists. Among these, one experience stands out as a unique, exhilarating adventure: discovery flights. Whether you’re seeking a memorable gift for a special occasion or simply want to indulge in a thrilling activity, a discovery flight over Los Angeles is an unbeatable choice. This article delves into the wonders of discovery flights, focusing on the hands-on flying experience provided by Essence Flight Academy. We’ll explore why this activity makes an extraordinary gift for birthdays, anniversaries, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, and summer fun days.

WHY CHOOSE A DISCOVERY FLIGHT

Unique and Thrilling Adventure

Discovery flights offer a hands-on flying experience that is unparalleled. Unlike standard sightseeing tours, these flights allow participants to take control of the aircraft under the guidance of a certified flight instructor. This unique aspect makes discovery flights an exciting and memorable adventure for people of all ages.

Perfect for All Ages and Occasions

From young aviation enthusiasts to adults with a passion for flying, discovery flights cater to a wide audience. They make for an exceptional gift idea for men and women, ensuring an unforgettable experience regardless of the occasion. Whether it’s a child’s birthday or an adult’s anniversary, a discovery flight is sure to impress.

WHY CHOOSE ESSENCE FLIGHT ACADEMY

Expert Instruction and Safety

Essence Flight Academy, located in Los Angeles, is renowned for its top-notch flight training and discovery flight experiences. The academy boasts a team of experienced and certified flight instructors who prioritize safety while ensuring an exhilarating adventure. With Essence Flight Academy, you can trust that you’re in capable hands.

Scenic Routes and Major Landmarks

Essence Flight Academy, located in Los Angeles, is renowned for its top-notch flight training and discovery flight experiences. The academy boasts a team of experienced and certified flight instructors who prioritize safety while ensuring an exhilarating adventure. With Essence Flight Academy, you can trust that you’re in capable hands.

OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE WITH A DISCOVERY FLIGHT

Birthdays

A discovery flight is an extraordinary way to celebrate a birthday. Imagine the thrill of taking control of an aircraft and soaring above the city. This unique experience will make the birthday boy or girl feel on top of the world, creating lasting memories.

Anniversaries

Celebrate love and milestones with a romantic and adventurous discovery flight. This unique gift idea is perfect for couples looking to commemorate their special day with an unforgettable experience. Soaring above Los Angeles’ beautiful landscapes and landmarks will add a touch of magic to any anniversary celebration.

Father's Day

For dads who love adventure, a discovery flight is the ultimate Father’s Day gift. This hands-on flying experience will give fathers the chance to fulfill their aviation dreams and create lasting memories. Essence Flight Academy’s expert instructors will ensure a safe and thrilling flight, making Father’s Day truly special.

Mother's Day

Surprise your mom with an exhilarating discovery flight this Mother’s Day. Whether she has always dreamed of flying or simply loves new experiences, this gift will show her just how much you appreciate her. The breathtaking views of Los Angeles from the sky will make this Mother’s Day unforgettable.

Valentine's Day

Add a touch of romance and adventure to Valentine’s Day with a discovery flight. This unique experience is perfect for couples looking to celebrate their love in a special way. Flying over the city together, hand in hand, will create unforgettable memories and bring you closer than ever.

Summer Fun Days

Make the most of the summer with an exciting discovery flight. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with friends or family, or simply want to try something new, a discovery flight is the perfect choice. Soaring above Los Angeles’ stunning landscapes will add a thrilling highlight to your summer.

HANDS-ON FLYING EXPERIENCE ESSENCE FLIGHT ACADEMY

Pre-Flight Briefing

The discovery flight experience begins with a comprehensive pre-flight briefing. Participants will meet their instructor and receive an overview of the flight plan, safety procedures, and basic aircraft controls. This informative session ensures that everyone feels comfortable and prepared for the adventure ahead.

Taking Control

Once airborne, participants will have the opportunity to take control of the aircraft under the instructor’s guidance. This hands-on experience is the highlight of the discovery flight, allowing participants to feel the thrill of flying while safely navigating the skies above Los Angeles.

Soaring Over Iconic Landmarks

During the flight, participants will enjoy stunning aerial views of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks. From the Hollywood Sign to the Griffith Observatory, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier, and the Pacific coastline, the scenic route offers breathtaking sights that make the experience truly unforgettable.

Post-Flight Debriefing

After the flight, participants will have a post-flight debriefing with their instructor. This session provides an opportunity to discuss the flight, ask questions, and reflect on the experience. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, commemorating their adventure.

DISCOVERY FLIGHT

PLEASE CHOOSE A DISCOVERY FLIGHT 

Take the controls and start flying an aircraft with an FAA Certified Flight Instructors guiding you through the process. The flight lesson takes up to 90 minutes with a certified flight instructor, and includes pre-flight and post-flight duties, route planning, aircraft inspections, and debriefing- normally completed by pilots.
Additionally, you will have a brief theoretical training session where you will be taught Introduction to Aviation by one of our professional pilot instructors. 

DEMO FLIGHT OVER LOS ANGELES FOR ONE

Option for 60 minutes, or 90 minutes.

DISCOVERY FLIGHT OVER LOS ANGELES FOR TWO

Option for 60 minutes, or 90 minutes.

FLIGHT SCHOOL VAN NUYS ESSENCE FLIGHT

Excellent
Based on 65 reviews
Fabian Soto
Fabian Soto
19 July 2024
Beautiful place. I was greeted with a smile. Alex answered all off my questions. I hope to study here.
Arman Navaei
Arman Navaei
18 July 2024
Absolutely amazing flight school. First of all they offer full financing option for all the training, there are few options to choose from, I think they go can finance up to 15 years. I did my private and multi engine training and financed the program for 5 years. I am about to finish my private pilot and start my multi engine program. Great airplanes, I did my private in the Diamond airplanes, they have two of them, and my multi engine is going to be in the Seminole.
Ghazal Mohammadi
ghazal mohammadi
18 July 2024
If you want to become a pilot, this the place. The instructors and the airplanes are great. I have been flying with Alex and Joe, they have syllabus they flow and training has been very organized. Also I really like the Cessnas, they have a have a lot airplanes to choose from. I highly recommend them.
Sum A
Sum A
18 July 2024
Professional, fun, amazing institution! As a doctor I was looking for a hobby to escape from my daily stresses. Flying was one of my options, but I wasn’t very serious about it. I don’t choose anything lightly without thorough research and my gut feeling. I went to Essence flight after visiting few other schools just to get some information. From the first moment that I met the staff, their planes, facility and the simulators, I knew I have found the school and the hobby was looking for. From the very first flight my instructor allowed me to control the plane by myself and I fell in love with flying! All stresses and life-issues remain on the ground when you are up there! Essence staff and specially my instructor Alex are wonderful! Thoughtful, professional, safe, and simply amazing… Going above and beyond to make you a safe pilot. Words cannot describe my experience. I tend to get distracted a lot during my initial landings from the conversations on the radio. In order to alleviate this problem, my instructor started to play Chinese radio during my landings to teach me to block out the radio distractions! I mean who does that!!!!!! I already solo’ed flying the plane by myself only after few short months and I am on my way to get my private license. I feel very confident landing on my own and I owe this to Essence flight and my wonderful instructor. I highly highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional flight school!
Brayan Medrano
brayan medrano
18 July 2024
I'm currently working on my instrument rating at essence, and it has been Fantastic so far, my instructor is Alex and he is very knowledgeable and patient with me. Making my training much easier. Their schedule availability is very flexible and I'm grateful for that due to my weird working schedules. And their staff is amazing specially Soofia she's been extremely helpful with the scheduling and any help I might need! I highly recommend essence school!!!
Emma Hatefinia
Emma Hatefinia
17 July 2024
I recently started my private pilot program with Essence Flight Academy, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, making the learning experience both thorough and enjoyable. Plus, their financing options made it possible for me to pursue my dream of becoming a pilot without financial stress. Highly recommended!❤️
Paul Barrera
Paul Barrera
17 July 2024
I just got back from my discovery flight with Joseph. I can say it was nothing less than amazing. Joseph was very informative and passionate about flying and aviation in general. I can see myself in the future pursuing a career in aviation thanks to Joseph and the people at essence flight academy.
Lakpathy Wijesekara
Lakpathy Wijesekara
15 July 2024
My experience with the Discovery Flight school was nothing short of exhilarating. As someone who has always been fascinated by aviation but never quite took the leap into flying, this introductory flight was the perfect opportunity to satisfy my curiosity and delve into the world of piloting. From the moment I arrived at the airport, the professionalism and enthusiasm of the pilot and staff were evident. They guided me through a brief but comprehensive pre-flight briefing, explaining the basics of the aircraft and what to expect during the flight. Safety protocols were clearly emphasized, which immediately put me at ease and assured me of their commitment to a secure and enjoyable experience. Once we boarded the aircraft, I was struck by the pilot's skill and confidence. Throughout the flight, they seamlessly balanced giving me the opportunity to take the controls and experience the thrill of flying firsthand, while also showcasing their expertise through smooth maneuvers and clear communication with air traffic control. The scenery from above was breathtaking; seeing familiar landmarks from a new perspective was a highlight of the flight. The pilot's narration added depth to the experience, pointing out interesting features and sharing insights into flying techniques and navigation. What stood out most was the Alex's (pilot) passion for aviation. Their love for flying was infectious, and it made me appreciate the art and science of piloting even more. When some pilots try to make it over complicate it, Alex simplified and made us feel comfortable. They patiently answered all my questions and encouraged me to explore further if I wanted to pursue flight training. Overall, my Discovery Flight Pilot experience was unforgettable. It was not just a flight; it was an introduction to a whole new world of possibilities. Whether you're a novice like me or someone considering aviation as a career, I highly recommend this program as a perfect first step into the skies.
Rakkad Alhouqani
Rakkad Alhouqani
12 July 2024
Last minute booking to surprise my wife on our honeymoon. She had no experience with flying and was scared of flying, but Alex was very easygoing and knew how to make her enjoy her first flight. Highly recommend flight school.
Odilio Lobato Estrada
Odilio Lobato Estrada
8 July 2024
Great flight school, they have the best training programs and pricing, i did a lot of research before signing up, also i was able to get financing for 5 years. they diamond airplanes are awesome. Thank you Alex and Soofia

LUXURY DISCOVERY FLIGHT OVER LOS ANGELES FOR TWO

Option for 60 minutes, 90 minutes, OR 120 MINUTES

DISCOVERY FLIGHTS OVER LOS ANGELES

A discovery flight over Los Angeles with Essence Flight Academy is more than just a thrilling adventure; it’s an unforgettable experience that makes a perfect gift for any occasion. Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, or simply enjoying a summer fun day, this hands-on flying experience offers excitement, breathtaking views, and lasting memories. Suitable for both kids and adults, a discovery flight is a supersize gift idea that will inspire and delight aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Embrace the skies and give the gift of flight – an extraordinary journey awaits!