• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 242.00 View price calendar

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Get your flying chops in beautiful New Orleans with a personal 50-minute flying lesson! No prior experience is needed for this excursion, which includes a 20-minute on-ground lesson and 30 minutes of flying time in the company of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructor. You’ll help guide the small plane through take-off and landing, and — once airborne — maneuver over New Orleans’ famous sights such as the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and the sleepy Louisiana bayous.

What You Can Expect

Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

Fly a Plane

Head to New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training to meet your pilot instructor and engage in a 20-minute pre-flight tutorial before beginning your aerial adventure! You’ll learn the basics of airplane controls and flight procedure including the engine start sequence, aircraft taxiing and takeoff preparation.  Then take your seat in the cockpit alongside the professional pilot, who will guide you through your first take off!

As you hit the sky, enjoy the unique juxtaposition of New Orleans cityscape and the vast surrounding swampland, and learn how to maneuver above the city neighborhoods and plantation estates. Catch unbeatable views of the French Quarter as it hugs into the curve of the Mississippi River, the impressive Mercedes-Benz Superdome — home to the New Orleans Saints NFL team — and the magnificent bayou system that surrounds the city.

As your 30-minute flight time ends, your instructor will lead you through the touchdown procedure and help you safely guide the plane to the ground. Don’t forget to have your first flight recorded in your official logbook!

Please note: Reservation time for your flight and any on-plane observers must by confirmed by phone at least 12 hours in advance of travel date. Observers not guaranteed without confirmation. Observer cost is $115 per person (paid upon arrival), with a maximum of 2 observers permitted.

Customer Reviews

Megan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A very cool experience. You really do fly a plane for nearly the entire flight. The instructor lands for you. He made me feel at easy, even though it was a lot more hands on than I expected.

Owen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent experience. Very professional. You will not be disappointed.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Everyone was very friendly. David, the instructor was very knowledgeable and courteous.
My father was the person that took to the skies. He had a great deal of fun. I am going to highly recommend this flight academy to my friends.

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