Learn to Fly a Diamond Aircraft - Cleveland

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Burke Lakefront Airport - Cleveland, OH


Daily - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Discover the art of flying and learn to fly a Diamond DA 40 aircraft with the guidance of an FAA certified flight instructor.
  • Learn from a knowledgeable and experienced FAA certified pilot
  • Train aboard a Diamond Aircraft, one of the most popular training planes in the world
  • Handle the controls while taking in views of the greater Cleveland Area including downtown and beautiful Lake Erie
  • No experience necessary!

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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 15 minutes of ground school where you will learn the basics of controlling the aircraft and perform a pre-flight inspection.

After familiarizing yourself with the Diamond DA aircraft, completing ground school and the pre-flight inspection, it's time to take to the sky!

You'll take the controls of the aircraft for a majority of the flight with your FAA certified flight instructor every step of the way.

Prepare for a memorable experience over the Greater Cleveland area and come learn to fly!

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Essential Information:

  • 1 student and up to 1 passenger can fly, depending on the option selected
  • Student and passenger combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs
  • Students under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the airport, however, they do not have to be a passenger in the aircraft
  • All participants must sign a liability waiver. If under 18 years old, the participant's parent or legal guardian must sign on their behalf

For the 25 minute flight lesson, plan on being at the airport for approximately 1 hour. For the 40 minute flight lesson, plan on being at the airport for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

Maximum Participants:
Student can bring up to two passengers in the Diamond DA 40 aircraft, depending on the option selected. However, the combined total weight of the student and additional passengers must be no more than 400 lbs.

Spectators are welcome to take photos at the airport and view the take-off and landing.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions and please note that sometimes last minute cancellations can occur. Safety is the number one concern and weather can move in quickly. In the event of inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the pilot.

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 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and/or rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What do I need to bring with me?
    All passengers will need to bring a government issued valid form of identification.
  2. Do I need experience?
    No experience is necessary for this experience! Bring your sense of adventure and get ready to fly!

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly a Diamond Aircraft - Cleveland

  • July 18, 2017

  • 5

  • Cleveland

"This was a birthday gift for my husband, but I went along as a passenger. He loved the experience: from the knowledge he gained even going around the plane before the flight, to actually getting to make turns in flight on his own!"

  • Learn to Fly a Diamond Aircraft - Cleveland

  • July 11, 2017

  • 5

  • Cleveland

"Great time. I would do it again. Jake was a great pilot."

  • Learn to Fly a Diamond Aircraft - Cleveland

  • September 22, 2016

  • 3-half

  • Cleveland

"Thought the plane was a little too small, arm was pressed against the door, and could not move very well."