Are you seeking a new, thrilling hobby? Are you interested in exploring and learning new skills and technologies? Or perhaps you’re just in love with the idea of taking flight? Whether you’ve been dreaming of becoming a pilot for years or have just heard about what a great hobby flying can be, Advantage Aviation can help.

Our introductory flight package is a great way to taste the freedom, thrill, and just plain fun of piloting an airplane. You’ll feel like a kid again the first time you lift off and see Palo Alto, the Pacific Ocean, and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area from a whole new perspective.


At Advantage Aviation, our introductory flight package is intended for those who have a real interest in learning what it takes to become a pilot. It’s much more instructional and hands-on than nearby discount coupon demo flights.

Your experience will start with an introduction to the essentials of flying with an experienced instructor. He or she will teach you the basics of flying an airplane, review the cockpit controls, and explain how they affect the aircraft’s flight.

After that, you’ll prepare for your flight. Your instructor will show you how to perform the pre-flight safety inspection, and you will be ready for takeoff!

When the aircraft has reached a safe altitude, the instructor will give you control of the aircraft, and you will fly the airplane yourself and experience the true thrill of piloting a plane–your instructor will handle takeoff and landing.

    • 2 hours of professional flight instruction (including 1 hour aircraft flight time)
    • Take the controls of the aircraft once at a safe altitude and fly the plane yourself
    • See the majestic views of the San Francisco Bay–from the front seat
    • Pilot’s logbook, recording your accrued instruction
    • Instruction time counts towards FAA pilot certificate requirements

This package is a $395 value, but if it’s your first visit to Advantage Aviation, your cost is only $295–a savings of over $100.


Most aspiring pilots choose to learn to fly using analog flight instruments– often called the “six pack” or “steam gauges.” This provides the widest range of aircraft to choose from and also helps develop strong foundational flying skills without the distractions of more complex computerized flight systems.

However, if you’re interested in learning to fly in a “glass cockpit,” our range of Garmin G1000 equipped aircraft are available for your introductory flight.

Plus, why not bring a friend or loved one to enjoy the experience? We can accommodate one extra passenger in the back seat to enjoy the excitement of your introductory flight!

  • $15 additional for a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit
  • $25 additional for passenger


Simply put, we focus on training safe pilots in high-quality, modern, and well-maintained aircraft.

We pride ourselves on providing the premier flight club experience in the Bay Area. We have the best fleet of aircraft, with outstanding in-house maintenance services, and the best instructors around. And our fully staffed modern lounge, instruction rooms, and facilities provide a comfortable and inviting environment to prepare for your discovery flight and debrief with your instructor afterward.

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has it all and is impossible to shop for? Give them an experience they’ll never forget: an introductory flight lesson with an experienced flight instructor from Advantage Aviation. And you never know, you might be introducing the recipient to a lifelong passion for flight!


**Discovery flight packages are refundable up to 60 days from purchase. While we recommend using them within 3 months, they never expire and are fully transferrable. If used after 3 months from purchase, it is subject to price increase (user will be responsible to pay the difference if our discovery flight packages increase)