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5 Ways to Get Airborne in Southern California

Explore Southern California from the Air!

Life is short, but some moments seem to last forever. It’s up to us to dream big enough so that our lives are filled with moments that we are excited to relive. In Southern California, the options are everywhere and because of the consistently amazing weather and unique terrain features, it is a cornucopia of outdoor activities for all types. Visitors from all over the planet flock to the area just to get a taste of what lucky locals have access to on a daily basis.

But there’s a different breed of adventurer who is just not satisfied with the same old tourist traps, shopping centers, and crowded attractions.

- There’s something more out there and we know it! -

For those looking to create truly unique and incredible memories that will last a lifetime, here are some often overlooked Aerial Adventures in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas that are just waiting to be explored. Whether you want to get into the air today or you’re planning a trip to SoCal soon, these next level outdoor activities are just too spectacular to miss out on. If you’re ready to explore Southern California in the most spectacular way possible, then this guide is for you! You won't have to go very far because these are easy and amazing excursions that can be done n less that a day. If you happen to be visiting the regions around Los Angeles and San Diego then be sure to find out what all the excitement is about!

Skydiving in the Inland Empire

Skydive Perris Cost per Flight: $180 Phone: 951-657-1664 Website: Location: 2091 Goetz Rd, Perris, CA 92570 Description: Skydive Perris is proud to be known as LA’s premier skydiving center. As an industry leader with over 40 years’ experience we strive to deliver a 5-star skydiving experience at competitive prices that exceed the expectations of our guests. Our world-class facilities, superb safety record, and highly experienced instructors are some of the reasons why Skydive Perris is a name the Los Angeles skydiving community trusts.

Paragliding in San Bernardino
Elizabeth Goes Tandem Paragliding in Crestline

FlyWithJordan Paragliding Tandems Cost per Flight: $250 Phone: 951-901-0995 Website: Location: 5500 Ben Canyon Rd San Bernardino, CA 92407 Description: Quiet, peaceful, smooth and surreal. You simply won’t find another flight experience like this! It’s a dream. Passengers fly in a two-place Paraglider with a Certified Flight Instructor. No low air-time pilots here! Learn about the magic of Paragliding! Take the controls if you desire or just sit back and relax. Guided lessons happen on a daily basis and are a great way to discover new horizons and see Southern California like never before. Flights last around 25 minutes but can go longer upon the passenger’s request. Soar up to the clouds and explore the breathtaking scenery from above. Capture it all on video and share the experience you’re your friends. They simply won’t believe you when you tell them how you flew around with red-tailed hawks from lush green, forested mountain peaks into a gorgeous golden California sunset. Book your flight today!

Hot Air Balloon Ride at Del Mar

Skys The Limit Hot Air Balloon Ride Cost per Flight: $225 Phone: 760-602-0295 Website: Location: 3263 Camino De Los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Description: Capture the views of the beautiful Southern California coastline and its gorgeous sunset, surrounded by the multi-million dollar homes of the rich and famous. You’ll also get a bird’s-eye view of the luxurious Del Mar Golf Course while taking in views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This is the only place in California where you can fly in the evenings so let one of our highly experienced pilots take you on a flight of a lifetime.

Sky Sailing in Warner Springs

Warner Springs Gliderport (Sailplane) Cost per Flight: $225 Phone: 760-782-0404 Website: Location: 31930 Highway 79, Warner Springs, CA, 92086 Description: As Southern California’s Premier Sailplane destination, Sky Sailing offers rides of one or two passengers, instruction in the art of Soaring, and a place for the Glider community to meet and practice their sport. Soaring is the flight of a sailplane or glider, by using the energy produced by gliding along on the air-currents, much like a powered airplane. Learning to soar in a sailplane is the best way to begin to learn to fly.

Fly Over Ski Resorts and Mountain Lakes

Helicopter Big Bear Cost per Flight: $125 – 2 person min Phone: 909-585-1200 Website: Location: 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314 Description: Get a new perspective of Big Bear by taking a scenic aerial adventure above the mountain resorts from the vantage point of a helicopter cockpit. Helicopter Big Bear is arguably Big Bear’s best entertainment attractions. Witness the beauty of the Bear Valley and surrounding San Bernardino Mountains all year round. Helicopter Big Bear is open seven days a week including all holidays. A helicopter tour is undoubtedly one of the most unique and exciting activities available during your stay in Big Bear.

Does the prospect of cruising up to the clouds and having a look around excite you? Are you one of the few who realizes the pure impossibility of being born into a time when man can explore thousands of feet into the atmosphere, surf among the clouds and witness pure freedom like the birds?

It’s easy to take part in any of these airborne adventure activities because participating is literally just a phone call away. Most operate as flight schools so lessons are available if you want to become a pilot, just ask! Man has been dreaming of flight for thousands of years and now that dream has come true. Will you jump onto this wonderful opportunity and live the experience that humans have lusted after from the beginning? Your world will never be the same once you have been to the clouds and back.

It’s time for you to join the flock!


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