- 100% recommended in LivingSocial customer ratings
These guys were great. My girl friend booked a flight lesson and they managed to fit me in as well at a great rate.
Pre-flight: The instructor took us up in the flight simulator, spending at least 20 minutes a piece. After we were done he took us around the plane to explain the different parts from the ailerons, rudders to the yoke.
Flight: He took us both up allowing us to flight and showing how over-compensation worked. He loved hearing the endless questions we both had. The instructor was very detailed, explaining how the flight’s controls and mechanisms work together. My GF demonstrated she knew what she was doing while flying and he took time to let her descend and land, telling her all sorts of tips. I only had one flight under my belt, he didn’t let me land (which is completely fine) but he gave me some great points on how to improve my steering of the plane and how the controls worked to find your heading.
Post Flight: After landing the owner spoke to us and asked up how our flight was. Everyone really wanted input and cared how we were being treated. They knew we were not from the area and used a groupon, but they were equally concerned which shows the sign of a great business.
If your in the area, I would highly recommend checking this place out. We did a couple’s get-a-away based around this experience staying at a local hotel. It was a great weekend excursion.
Joe Y. Los Angeles, CA
I got my boyfriend a flight lesson for his birthday. This place is awesome and have already recommended it to friends and family. Everyone was so friendly.
Brianna A. Fontana, CA
I am a long time pilot and as such I have to have a flight review ever two years.This year I chose Riverside Flight Academy. I have been in there several times before and Dave was always very helpful. Johan and Herbert are excellent instructors, great attitudes. Having the big flight simulator there is helpful as well. Prices are quite reasonable, I’d recommend them to anyone.
Steve G. Riverside, CA
My daughter wanted to try a discovery flight so we went on Sept 21, 2013. Elizabeth was her instructor (I was able to join the flight in the back seat). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience thanks to Elizabeth’s professional and personable manner throughout the flight. The plane was a Cessna L something and was clean and comfortable It was easy for my daughter to reach all the controls (she’s barely 5ft tall). The staff in the office was friendly and I highly recommend Riverside Flight Academy. I’m sure the other instructors there are competent but I really liked Elizabeth.
A pilot I’ve recently befreinded told me “your training at Riverside Flight? They put out good pilots fast..they don’t milk their customers dry”. That sums it up. I have taken lessons off and on for years. Lots of flight schools.
I went in with a simple request. My wife had gotten me a lesson in a dual control P51 Mustang for Christmas…a dream come true for me. I knew I needed to shake the rust off.
Riverside Flight was the second facility I tried this year. I told Dave he had 4 months to get me ready for the premier warbird. He didn’t say “we’ll teach you everything you need to know”. He told me I should consider tailwheel training along with the conventional gear airplanes he offered. I was sold. Honesty. Intergrity. Great advice.
I am now 17 hours away from my lesson in Betty Jane, the only P51C with dual controls in the world. There are P51 w/duals, this is the ONLY razorback tho…
Instructors-both Asher and Johan have given instruction I will never forget. Combined with my taildragger training I am ready.
Although they have not provided all of the training I have taken this year, without the advice and lessons provided by the staff at Riverside Flight Academy I would not have the comfort level and flight experience I will need for the 360 seconds I have coming to me for this “once in a lifetime dream come true” flight lesson. Thanks!
Dave Jones Riverside, CA
We just had a wonderful experience! I found a deal on Travelzoo and we tried it out. What a great time. The staff was so kind, the facility is great and the instructor was very calm and knowledgable and did a great job with my husband who has no experience flying whatsoever. We highly recommend this place.
John F. Riverside, CA
Yep, bought a groupon for my son to fly, for his 21 st b- day. He loved it and they are really great people working there. I highly recommend this place. I even put up a flyer at my work that stayed posted an entire year. It’s such a cool thing to be able to say you have done.
Penny C. Perris, CA