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See New Orleans in a whole new way on an exhilarating sightseeing flight! Choose a 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight time, and delight in lovely aerial views as you glide by small plane over urban New Orleans and the surrounded wetlands. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse famous sights including the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and sleepy Louisiana bayous.

Highlights

  • New Orleans city sightseeing flight with commentary
  • Relax as a professional pilot flies you above the city of New Orleans
  • Gaze out at top New Orleans attractions from a window-side seat
  • Enjoy bird's-eye views of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Port of New Orleans
  • Look down at Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River
  • Choose from a 30-, 45- or 60-minute sightseeing flight

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour can be customized to what you would like to see! Be sure to let your pilot know what your preferences are so the itinerary can be arranged to suit your needs.

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

Aerial Tour

Head to the Flight Academy of New Orleans to meet your pilot and board the four-seat airplane for your invigorating aerial adventure! Choose your departure time (based on general operating hours) and a 30-, 45- and 60-minute trip duration, depending on what you’d like to see. Due to the highly flexible nature of the tour, you are invited to request certain sights.


As you take off, watch the city fall away and marvel at the striking juxtaposition of urban landscape and wetlands territory. Soar above the historic French Quarter and see how it hugs into the curve of the mighty Mississippi River. Head to the Central Business District to whirl around the massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome — home to the New Orleans Saints NFL team and renowned as a key shelter during Hurricane Katrina — and view the bustling Port of New Orleans. 


You’ll then cut away from the city to witness the enormous, integrated bayou system that pours from the Mississippi River. See the magnificent wetlands, home to abundant wildlife and Cajun communities, before returning to the academy. Throughout your flight, your professional pilot will share fascinating facts and histories, point out the city’s most iconic landmarks, and explain the city’s unique topography.

Customer Reviews

Cody J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Worth every minute. It was such a great experience. I recommend taking the 45 minute tour or longer. I did they 30 minute tour because I was nervous about being in a small plane, but I wish I would have went for longer. The tour guide was awesome!

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

!! Brilliant !!! !!! Value for money !!!

David, our pilot, was informative, interesting and instructive.
He showed us the whole of New Orleans, which was far better than any donkey ride or map. We saw the crescent, the lake, the French Quarter, points of interest... we saw everything from above !.
And everything, geographically made sense. In addition David gave us a commentary of the history of New Orleans and at the end of the flight introduced us to Lauren Broussard who gave us a tour of the art-deco terminal which is worth a visit in its own right. Will we be back again ? ...Oh yes !!!

euan s

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

We had a really enjoyable tour, our tour guide was very informative and set me at ease as I can be a nervous flyer. Seeing New Orleans from above is worth it!

Ulf W

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

If you like sightseeing flights, this is the right tour for you!

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