Learn to Fly

From: $260   Region: Austin (View all 39 Austin experiences)

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Location(s):

Georgetown Municipal Airport; Georgetown, TX or Skylark Field Airport; Killeen, TX

Availability:

Year round, 7 days a week available 9:00am - 6:00pm

Discover the art of flying and learn to fly a Cessna under the watchful guidance of a FAA certified flight instructor.
  • Learn from a knowledgeable and experienced FAA certified flight instructor
  • Train aboard a Cessna 162 or 172 - the most widespread training aircrafts in the world
  • Handle the controls of the airplane while taking in views of Texas Hill Country below
  • Choose to take flight out of the Georgetown Municipal Airport or Skylark Field Airport
  • No experience necessary


More detailed description >

Description:
Have you always wondered what it would be like to sit in the pilot's seat of an airplane, take the controls, and soar into the deep blue? This Learn to Fly experience is for you!

Your hands-on flight lesson will begin with a one-hour ground school session where you will learn the basics and prepare for your flight. Your instructor will take you through the preflight inspection and prepare the Cessna for takeoff.

After ground school and preflight inspection, it's time for takeoff!

In the air, you will take the controls and do the majority of the flying with your FAA certified flight instructor with you every step of the way as you take to the sky.

After landing, your instructor will enter your flight in an official pilot's logbook which you may keep either as a souvenir of a once-in-a-lifetime experience or as the beginning of your pilot license training.

Prepare for a memorable experience over Texas Hill Country, and come learn to fly!



Key Info >

Essential Information:
Must be at least 8 years of age. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Student and passengers combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs.

Duration:
For the 2-hour lesson, plan on being on site for 2.5 hours. This includes 1-hour ground school and 1-hour flight instruction. For the 2.5-hour lesson, plan on being on site for 3 hours. This includes 1-hour ground school and 1.5 hour flight instruction.

Maximum Participants:
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending upon option selected; however, the total weight of both the student and the passengers must be no more than 400 lbs. Please call Cloud 9 Living for details on 1 student / 2 passenger option.

Spectators:
Spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff. There is indoor and outdoor seating at the airport terminal with vending and wi-fi.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, your pilot will work with you to reschedule your experience.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions; flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

Experience ID:
AIR-AUS-0013



View FAQ's >

  1. Are there any weight restrictions?
    Student and passengers combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs.
  2. Do I need experience?
    No experience is necessary. This flight is considered an introductory flight and is meant to be fun and exciting for everyone!
  3. Is there an age requirement?
    Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  4. What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
    We always recommend contacting your pilot on the day of your experience if you have any concerns regarding weather. In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot.
  5. Can I bring a passenger?
    Yes, you may upgrade to the option that includes a passenger. 

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly

  • April 21, 2014

  • 5

  • Austin

"Great experience! Only wish I had done it sooner. "

  • Learn to Fly

  • March 20, 2014

  • 5

  • Austin

"This was something on my 'bucket list' of things to do. My husband surprised me a few days before my birthday. I had already scheduled the day off (I make it a practice to never work on my birthday) so when he told me what my gift was, I immediately jumped on Cloud 9 to schedule my lessons. I was afraid with such short notice, I wouldn't be able to fly on my birthday, but Ali was quick to reply and confirmed the date I requested. When I arrived at Genesis, everyone was very nice. Mick, my instructor was super nice and did a great job of walking me through the process. He was very calm which helped my nerves. I was excited and nervous at the same time, so it helped having someone so calm and professional with me. He was very patient and I learned a lot in such a short amount of time. My husband and 8 yr old son ended up flying with us so the whole family had a blast. It was the experience of a life time! I told my son, what other 8 yr can say he circled over our house and school over spring break? I would recommend Genesis to anyone wanting to seek flying lessons and ask for Mick!"

  • Learn to Fly

  • February 24, 2014

  • 5

  • Austin

"Mic was a great instructor. I have some experience plying so he was able to adjust to my knowledge level and allow for me to do a more advanced flight instead of starting from square one. I really enjoyed this flight. Thank you !"