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

From US$242,00
Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
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Overview
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 to Expect
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.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2018
Well Worth It

Wonderful hands on experience! Brooke and Trent made my time there well worth it from the get-go. They were super approachable and informative, there's nothing like controlling the plane. Highly recommendable!

Thank cobeckirkikis
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed flying and that we were able to help you and make you comfortable with your experience here!

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Flying around Nola is amazing

Trent gave me and my boyfriend lots of room to be able to fly on our own but was also super helpful to keep us safe and get us to and from the airport in a fun and safe manner. Flying the airplane felt like...More

Thank rookew
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad we were able to help you have this experience and that you had fun and felt safe!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Awesome fun

Had a fantastic time during my co piloted flight. Trent was a great instructor and he made the experience! Highly recommend

Thank johnheney
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your flight, and that Trent was a good instructor for you. Hope we can see you in the skies again soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2018
First flying lesson

A very informative first flight that has me interested in taking additional lessons. Extremely friendly and helpful staff that made me feel at ease.

Thank Flyernola
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Flyernola, thank you for the review. It sounds like you enjoyed your first flight! Let us know if you have any questions about additional lessons or enrolling in the flight school. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

My husband can scratch off ANOTHER item from his Bucket List. Golf at Pebble Beach and now, flight training at New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training LLC at the Lakefront Airport. AMAZING...Brooke Rabon, is wonderful and her professionalism and kindness will not be forgotten....More

Thank Beverly S
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, Beverly! We're so excited that we were able to help your husband scratch that item off his bucket list, and that he enjoyed his flight with us. We hope to see him (and maybe even you, even though you...More

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