This is once in a lifetime experience where you will be in the cockpit with aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker at his Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety. You will spend a day with Sean at the Mesa Del Ray airport in King City, California.
As part of the experience, Sean has also offered to take the winning bidder to beautiful Heavenly Ski Resort on Lake Tahoe.
About Sean D. Tucker
With more than 20,000 flight hours, Sean D. Tucker is "Aerobatics' Own Ambassador". Fiercely competitive, Sean readily admits he was once afraid of flying. To conquer his fears, he enrolled in an aerobatic training course, overcoming what seemed like impossible obstacles.
By 1988, Sean was crowned the U.S. National Advanced Category Aerobatic Champion and is now one of the premiere air show performers and aerobatic pilots in the world! He currently serves as a FAA designated ACE (Aerobatic Competency Evaluator). No one who has ever seen Sean fly will ever forget it . . . and no one who has ever met him, or learned from him, will either.
Sean D. Tucker's life is marked by a search for excellence and perfected skill. He is not satisfied unless he is learning, refining a skill, or conquering a fear. Whether he is heli-skiing, cave SCUBA diving, golfing, or flying his one-of-a kind aerobatic dream machine, Sean D. Tucker is full-throttle and extremely accomplished.
About Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety
The Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety is the world’s premier precision flight training school. The brainchild of aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker in partnership with the Tutima watch company, the Academy provides the most in depth study of aircraft control ever offered, in a completely unique training environment.
Whether a newly certified pilot or seasoned professional, the Tutima Academy can refine your technique to a level you never thought possible and provide an unforgettable experience of a lifetime in the process. With programs ranging from upset and spin training to Sean’s patented Power Aerobatics, our seasoned instructors will guide you through the paces to meet your specific goals.
Become a complete pilot: fly Tutima!
The Tutima Academy offers custom tailored rides for those adventurous souls and lovers of aviation.
From gentle loops and rolls, to full out Power Aerobatics, you decide your level of comfort and we design the ride that suits you.
The Tutima Academy is based at the Mesa Del Rey airport (KKIC), in King City California. Located in the heart of the scenic Salinas valley along California’s central coast, King City can boast some of the best flying weather in the US. The nearby Pacific Ocean keeps the weather mild, and the Big Sur mountains to our West block most of the winter rains from spoiling our flying. King City has more than 360 days of flyable VFR weather per year. We think it’s perfect.
Our 3-mile circumference FAA waivered aerobatic practice area is less than a quarter mile adjacent to the runway, making the commute back and forth very brief. The airspace is also NOTAMed as such and is monitored by Oakland ARTCC, significantly decreasing the traffic in the area (not that we don’t keep looking!). We are also close enough to the airport so that coaching and critiquing can be accomplished from the comfort of the door to our briefing room.
There is plenty to do in the area surrounding King City
The Tutima We are located less than an hour drive from Monterey, two and a half hours to the San Francisco Bay Area, and about five hours from Los Angeles.
Travel and accomodations are not included. The flying and Heavenly experience must be accomplished during the same trip.