The Discovery Flight is 45 minutes of flight instruction preceded by a half-hour safety briefing.
During the flight portion, you will control the heading and speed of the helicopter as it crosses the bay en-route to a beautiful area north of Calaveras Reservoir. There, I will demonstrate off-airport operations and autorotation (the helicopter glide).
Returning to Palo Alto, we will spend the rest of the time learning how to hover the helicopter 5 feet above the ground. The flight is actual training which can be credited towards a pilot's certificate. We will issue a starter log-book with an official record of the flight.
You may invite one or two observers to ride along.