We recommend that you wear clothes that are comfortable for the day. Girls, you will be better off wearing shorts or pants rather than a dress. Before we board the aircraft, you will be given a flight suit to wear that will keep you warm and comfortable during your flight. If you get cold easily you should wear a long sleeve shirt or sweater under your flight suit. In addition, we’ll give you a helmet with a built-in headset and visor.
Glasses and contact lenses are fine. If you want to wear sunglasses, we recommend NON-polarized lenses to reduce the interference with the plastic visor. Also, be sure to wear secure shoes. No slip-on shoes or thong type shoes. Sandals are ok provided they have a back strap and are secure on your feet.
There are no age restrictions to take a flight, children should be at least 80 pounds. We can take people up to 205 pounds, that is with all your clothes on. I am 6’4″ tall and I fit very comfortably in the rear seat, and there is lots of leg room. Depending on your build, we may decline customers who are at the extremes of our seat width or seatbelt length.
Do you like to put your head out of the car window at 70 mph whilst it is raining? Didn’t think so. Rain in San Diego is rare but does happen now and again, kind of like the Chargers making the playoffs. We will do our best to contact you prior to your flight to let you know of any weather conditions that may prevent us from flying and will do everything we can to get you up as soon as possible once the weather becomes suitable to fly again. You should also leave a backup number of another person in your party in case we are unable to reach you directly.
Should the flight be canceled due to weather, you would most definitely not be charged.
The Australian made trike is built and stress tested to + 6 G’s and – 3 G’s. This is the same strength testing as airplanes here in the United States of America. I can sleep well at night knowing that my equipment is one of the best and safest in the industry. Aircraft are only as safe as the people flying them. Safety is no accident, it’s my # 1 priority.
Lucky for us, it is basically a hang glider with an engine on it. Should the engine quit, well its still a hang glider and can be landed safely without power.
The aircraft is also equipped with a ballistic parachute as an added safety measure. I have never had an engine quit or had to use the ballistic parachute.
No cameras, no cell phones, or anything loose in your hands and pockets is allowed on board. In an open cockpit, the engine and propeller are directly behind us. Should anything come loose, it would go right through the prop. So for safety reasons, I am very strict on this rule. We document all of our lessons with video, should you wish to have a copy of your flight, it would be an additional fee.
Every flight with San Diego Air Adventures is a lesson. Once in flight, you will have the opportunity to fly yourself. Should you not feel up to flying it yourself, no pressure, as everyone learns differently. My main goal isn’t “to make you fly”, but for you to experience the freedom of powered hang gliding, have an epic time, and leave smiling so hard your face hurts.
Reservations are required. Call 619-881 7765. If I don’t answer, it’s because I am flying so leave your name and a number to contact you at.
I am an FAA certified Light Sport Flight Instructor. In addition, I am an FAA certified Light Sport Repairman with a Maintenance rating for weight-shift control and fixed-wing aircraft, making sure my aircraft is in tip-top shape.
I have recently retired from my career as a skydiving instructor, tandem master, and videographer. I also hold my captain’s license for motor yachts. Royal Yachting Association: 200 ton Master. United States Coast Guard: 100 ton Master, 200 ton Mate.
No. Every flight with us is a lesson. During the introductory flight lesson, you will receive a log of your time with me, which counts towards your license.
Should you still want to do a tour, I can recommend two companies that I have personally taken tours with.
Old Town Trolley Tours: www.trolleytours.com
Hornblower Cruises and events: www.hornblower.com
You have already started on your epic adventure of becoming a Sport Pilot, let’s keep it going.