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Introduction to Flight Experience

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Introduction to Flight Experience

Learn the ABC’s of aviation & aircraft control from our seasoned mountain pilots. A perfect gift all year-round.

Spread your wings in the coast mountains

Learn the ABC’s of aviation and aircraft control from our seasoned mountain pilots. A perfect gift all year-round

$249 CAD

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Length

60

Minutes

Season

365

Days a Year

Area Covered

150+

Square KMS

Learn the fundamentals of aviation in a detailed ground briefing

Get in the driver’s seat and take to the skies to practice the basic manoeuvres of flight with guidance from your pilot

Bring extra friends: share the flying experience or extend your flight to go farther and choose a custom route

Expand your horizons on our hour-long Introduction To Flight Experience. Under the watchful eye of our commercial pilots, you’ll learn the foundations of good aviation and practice the essential manoeuvres of flight from the exhilarating position of the co-pilot’s seat

As many of our guests will tell you, this is the perfect opportunity to tick learning how to fly a plane off your bucket list; and what better place to do it than amongst the spectacular coast mountains.

Rain, shine, or snow, this awesome flying experience runs all year-round and only requires one participant. All other sightseeing flights require two participants as a minimum.

What do pilots sound like?

Our pilots are passionate about British Columbia, Squamish, Whistler, Vancouver and the Sea To Sky Corridor. They love sharing what they know about the region’s legendary geology and history so we outfitted every seat with a two-way headset and microphone. Think of us like your best friend taking you on a road trip to all their favourite places. Listen to your pilot tell stories as you fly, ask questions about features and landmarks, or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

Share The Experience, $69

All of our planes have four seats. One for you, one for the pilot, and two in the back.

Our Share The Experience option allows you to bring along friends to fill these seats at a reduced rate of $69 each. Perfect if you’re buying the Introduction To Flight Experience as a gift for a birthday or special occasion. You get to come along, too. It’s a win win.

From the Flight

The Ground Briefing

Before taking to the skies there are a few fundamentals that any want-to-be pilot needs to know including: the theory of lift, visual flight rules, how flaps help generate lift at slower speeds, how to read and understand the cockpit instrumentation, and what on Earth ailerons are! Then under the watchful guide of your pilot put your knowledge to practice in the skies above beautiful Squamish, British Columbia.

The Stawamus Chief

Known locally as The Chief, this world famous granite monolith is prized by climbers and hikers alike. Looming over downtown Squamish, it's the second largest granite monolith of its kind in the world. The Stawamus Chief is an outcrop of a much larger geological formation called the Coast Mountains Batholith which rose out of the ground between 170 and 50 million years ago.

Covid-19 Precautions

To ensure the safety of our staff and guests all passengers will be required to bring a face mask to wear during your flight and will be asked to answer a health declaration at check-in. Our aircraft and office areas will be sanitized after each flight and all staff will be respecting physical distancing.

Good To Know Before You Go

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No long check-in lines here. Simply arrive 10-minutes before your flight.  All ages can fly. Children up to two years old are considered infants and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than two must have their own seat. If the combined weight of all passengers per aircraft (maximum of three) is greater than 600 lbs (~270 kg) please contact us by phone or email to make your reservation.

Reservation Policy

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COVID-19: We have made a few temporary changes to our reservation policy to help guests make the most of flights or gift cards they have purchased. Please read our COVD-19 update here to get all details. 

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Changes and cancellations made within 72-hours of a scheduled departure are subject to a 20% fee. 

‘No shows’ and late arrivals will forfeit their flight and be billed the full fare. 

If Sea To Sky Air cancels a flight for any reason, and a suitable alternate flight cannot be scheduled, we will issue a full refund or credit. The original value of the flight will be refunded or a flight credit will be issued. 

Credits (Gift Cards, Flight Credits, Tickets) are transferable and may be used towards any Sea To Sky Air product or service. Name changes to tickets and flight credits can be made by calling the Sea To Sky Air office on 604 898 1975.

Good To Know Before You Go

Open section

No long check-in lines here. Simply arrive 10-minutes before your flight.  All ages can fly. Children up to two years old are considered infants and must sit on the lap of a responsible guardian. Children older than two must have their own seat. If the combined weight of all passengers per aircraft (maximum of three) is greater than 600 lbs (~270 kg) please contact us by phone or email to make your reservation.

Reservation Policy

Open section

COVID-19: We have made a few temporary changes to our reservation policy to help guests make the most of flights or gift cards they have purchased. Please read our COVD-19 update here to get all details. 

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Changes and cancellations made within 72-hours of a scheduled departure are subject to a 20% fee. 

‘No shows’ and late arrivals will forfeit their flight and be billed the full fare. 

If Sea To Sky Air cancels a flight for any reason, and a suitable alternate flight cannot be scheduled, we will issue a full refund or credit. The original value of the flight will be refunded or a flight credit will be issued. 

Credits (Gift Cards, Flight Credits, Tickets) are transferable and may be used towards any Sea To Sky Air product or service. Name changes to tickets and flight credits can be made by calling the Sea To Sky Air office on 604 898 1975.

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