I am an enormous Top Gun fan and have always wanted to learn how to fly a plane. This was everything I could have imagined and more, start to finish. From the moment I walked in, I was welcomed with open arms. I did the Intro Flight in their Sportcruiser with my instructor, Danny Grijalva, who was nothing but kind and treated me like a serious pilot candidate (which I hope to someday become!). We spent about an hour in a classroom and 10-15mins in the hangar, learning about terminology, aerodynamics and aircraft controls as well as safety protocols (both for on the ground and in the air). There was a lot of information to take in, but having a vested interest in aviation was helpful in terms of my ability to absorb it. Danny’s easygoing nature and genuine passion for flying and instruction also made things easy to follow-along and understand. Throughout the flight, Danny was calm and positive, which is so important when teaching people something new, let alone how to fly a plane! :) I live in Toronto and was visiting a friend but I am definitely considering moving to LA - even for a short while - to get my private pilot’s license with the Santa Monica Flyers. How am I supposed to go back to Toronto and fly over a grey concrete jungle when I’ve started my journey over the sunny skies and blue ocean coast of Malibu?! ;) Thank you again, Team, for everything. See you soon.