Learn to Fly in New Orleans
New Orleans Lakefront Airport - New Orleans, LA
Daily - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Closed some holidays
Take the controls and try your hand at being a pilot as you Learn to Fly a Cessna under the careful guidance of a fully certified commercial pilot.
- Learn and the basics of flight from a friendly and experienced FAA certified flight instructor
- Take in a beautiful birds' eye views of New Orleans
- Train aboard a Cessna 152 or 172, the most common training aircraft in the world
- No experience necessary!
Experience the adrenaline rush of taking the controls of an airplane and soaring through the air over beautiful New Orleans.
Once in the air, you will take the controls and do the majority of the flying with your FAA certified flight instructor by your side every step of the way.
30 Minute Demo Flight is a basic introduction to flying in a Cessna 172. Your pilot will take you up to the skies and show you some of the basics of flight.
Flight Lessons are available in 40, 50, and 80 minute increments. 20 minutes of each lesson are dedicated to ground school. The rest of the time will be used for a hands-on flight in a Cessna 152.
The Fundamentals of Flying Course is perfect for those who are interested in getting a Private Pilot Rating but are unsure if it is definitely right for them. This package includes 3 Lessons. Each lesson consists of a 60 minute ground school followed by a 60 minute flight in a Cessna 172. Flight Maneuvers Handbook and First Flight Log are also included. The flight hours and ground school time acquired during the lessons can be applied towards the Private Pilot Rating if you decide to continue with training.
Prepare for a memorable experience over beautiful Louisiana landscape, and come learn to fly!
Participants must be at least 10 years old. Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver. Participants must weigh less than 450 lbs.
Gratuity is included in the cost of this experience.
Depends on the option selected.
This is a private experience for 1.
This experience is for the participant only.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of a weather cancellation, 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. The aircraft is equipped with heating for winter, but there is no A/C in the summer months.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 5 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, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience with the experience provider directly. 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.
Are the pilots certified?
Yes, you will be flying with a fully certified commercial pilot. The experience provider's pilots have over 20,000 hours of combined experience.
What airplane will I be flying in?
The 40, 50, and 80 minute Lessons take place in a Cessna 152.
The 30 Minute Demo Flight and Fundamentals of Flying Course take place in a Cessna 172.
Other New Orleans Gift Ideas:(View all 18 New Orleans experiences)
- Gift CertificatesFrom: $50.00
- Learn to FlyAvg Rating of: 4-half(2)From: $153
- Race a FerrariFrom: $388
- Race a LamborghiniFrom: $388
- Supercar Thrill RideFrom: $299
- French Quarter Food TourAvg Rating of: 4-half(15)From: $56
- New Orleans Cocktail TourAvg Rating of: 5(4)From: $61
- New Orleans Food TourAvg Rating of: 5(2)From: $85
- New Orleans After Dark FlightAvg Rating of: 5(2)From: $365
- New Orleans Bike TourFrom: $45
- All New Orleans Experiences
"It was an amazing experience!!! The pilot was knowledgeable, easy-going, and made my anxiety as a first-time flyer go away! It was awesome!!! It was such a surreal experience and Cloud 9 Living made it happen!!! Thanks to you all!! Everyone should have this experience, it is like no other!!! I m definitely coming back and inviting my family so they can experience it, too!!! Thanks again!!!"
"Pilot Cy was friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. Plane for the demo flight was a little "worn" but if the pilot wasn't afraid to fly ... then you figure it must be safe enough. The whole staff at Flight Academy of New Orleans was welcoming."