Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability
- Your teacher is certified by the Federal Aviation Association as a commercial pilot and instructor
- Soar through the sky in a Cessna 172 - the most popular flight training plane
- Take the controls as you fly down the seashore to Sunny Isles at 500 feet
- No experience necessary!
Looking for the gift that will be cherished for a lifetime? Look no more. Our Learn to Fly experience is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who has always dreamed of flying.
Discover the joy of flying with this introductory flight lesson. Soar above the South Florida skyline taking in spectacular views of Hollywood Beach, Golden Beach and Sunny Isles.
You'll start with a pre-flight inspection of the airplane with your instructor, then climb on board with your instructor and taxi the airplane to the runway. Your instructor will teach you about the basic controls of the aircraft, and how to properly maneuver and fly the plane.
Next it's time to take off and enjoy the most exhilarating part - flying! You'll do most of the flying yourself, with your instructor by your side making sure you feel comfortable every step of the way.
Whether you're in South Florida for a visit or are a long-time local, this is the perfect way to create a memory that will last a lifetime.
So prepare for an unforgettable experience, and come learn to fly!
- Participants and guests must be at least 16 years of age
- Maximum total passenger weight is 400 pounds
- Students and passengers must present a valid photo ID at check-in
1 hour, with approximately 45 minutes of time in the plane (engine start to engine stop).
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending on the option selected; however, the total weight of both the student and the passenger must be no more than 400 lbs.
Up to 1 passenger may come along for the flight given the option purchased, so long as the total weight of the student and passenger is no more than 400 lbs. Additional spectators may come to the airport to watch or take pictures of take-off or landing, but the spectators must be at least 18 years of age.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions, closed-toe shoes, and sunglasses are highly recommended.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance.
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, rescheduling is allowed with at least 72 hours notice to your experience provider. 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.
What type of plane will we be flying in?
You'll be flying aboard a Cessna 172, the most popular flight instruction aircraft in the world.
Do I need experience?
No, this hands-on course is designed for beginners.
What if I'm interested in continuing to learn and fly and gain certification?
Your instructor is FAA Certified and can certify your flight time at the end of your lesson and will discuss with you the easy process if you are interested in learning how to fly.
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"We really enjoy the flight. We will do it again."
"As a private pilot who hasn't flown in a number of years, I booked this experience with Cloud 9 Living on our trip to Florida. This was a chance for me to get up in the air in a small plane again and have my wife come along for the experience as well. We met Diego, our pilot, who was friendly, knowledgeable and also professional. After the pre-flight inspection of the aircraft and following the checklists, I was able to perform the take-off myself and took controls for most of our flight. We flew down the coast from Fort Lauderdale to South Beach and back. Southern Florida has a very busy airspace so Diego was on the radio almost constantly keeping track of nearby aircraft and avoiding major air routes. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Diego, and thank his flight school and Cloud 9 Living for offering this opportunity. For those that aren't pilots, I would still recommended this as a once-in-a-lifetime event, as it's definitely a fun and different way of experiencing southern Florida!"
"We flew on February 28th at noon, and our pilot was so nice and informative. He made us feel warm and welcome. We loved it."