The Golden State already looks gorgeous on the ground, so imagine how breathtaking it would be from above? Wonder no more when you check out these offers from South Coast Aeronautics in Hawthorne:
o $119 ($305 value) for a Discovery Flight for two
Either you or your friend will take control as you soar over such landmarks as downtown L.A., Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and more. Before the flight, your certified instructor will brief you on the route, aircraft controls, and instrumentation during the one-hour experience.
o $259 ($600 value) for a Catalina Discovery Flight for two
You -- or your partner -- will command the aircraft for a part of the hour flight -- entire experience lasts two hours. You'll not only soar above the majestic island of Catalina and city of Avalon, but also above Palos Verdes, Long Beach, and the Queen Mary (tip: keep an eye out for the free-roaming buffalo). Before the flight, you will be briefed on the route, controls, and instrumentation.
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