Learn to Fly

From: $140   Region: Phoenix (View all 27 Phoenix experiences)


Falcon Field Airport - Mesa, AZ


Wednesday through Friday-10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturdays - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Take the controls and learn to fly a plane under the supervision of an experienced FAA certified flight instructor.
  • FAA certified flight instructor will provide one-on-one coaching throughout your flight experience
  • Learn to fly a Cessna 172 - the prevailing training aircraft worldwide
  • Sit in the pilot's seat of a Cessna 172 and handle the controls while in flight over the breathtaking Arizona landscape below
  • No experience necessary

More detailed description >

Have you ever been curious about what it's like to fly a plane? This Learn to Fly experience is the perfect gift!

Your hands-on flight lesson will begin with 30 minutes of ground instruction where you will learn the basics. Your instructor will guide you through the preflight safety inspection and prepare the aircraft for takeoff.

In the air, you will have a chance to take the controls and fly the plane with your FAA certified flight instructor by your side to guide you. Perform introductory flight maneuvers as you take in the beauty of the Arizona landscape and the Salt River below.

Enjoy this memorable experience high in the sky and learn how to fly!

Key Info >

Essential Information:
Must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Total maximum weight of all participants is 400 lbs.

Gratuity is not included and it is customary. Suggested gratuity is $20 per student.

1 hour: 30 minute ground school + 30 minute flight

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.

Depending upon option selected, students may bring along 1 passenger aboard the plane for the flight (weight permitting), otherwise additional spectators may come to the airport to watch or take pictures of take-off or landing.

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, closed-toe shoes, and sunglasses are recommended. Don't forget your camera!

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.

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View FAQ's >

  1. Is there an age limit?
    Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Is there a weight limit?
    The total maximum weight of all participants is 400 lbs.
  3. What about gratutity?
    Gratuity is not included and it is customary. Suggested gratuity is $20 per student.
  4. Will I get motion sickness?
    Eat a light breakfast or lunch beforehand.  Depending on the time of day, the air can be a little bumpy and you might develop motion sickness.

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly

  • October 13, 2014

  • 5

  • Phoenix

"The instructor was well prepared and extremely knowledgeable. It was a great experience!"

  • Learn to Fly

  • August 19, 2013

  • 5

  • Phoenix

"My son gave me Cloud 9 Living as a Father's Day Gift. It was great! My father had an airplane and I flew with him in my youth. It brought back a lot of wonderful memories."

  • Learn to Fly

  • July 08, 2013

  • 2

  • Phoenix

"I gave a flight lesson to my husband as a gift for his 40th birthday through this website for $140. The certificate stated that he would get a 30 minute lesson followed by a 30 minute flight. We got there early and they were ready for us right away! We were taken to the Cessna plane and did a very brief inspection (the pilot told us that he did the inspection previously so he did not really need to do it again). Then we got into the plane and got some more brief explanations about the plane and what he (the pilot) was doing as we took off into the air. There was no 30 minute lesson prior to the flight. We got maybe 10 minutes of explanations before getting into the plane and taking off. Once we were in the air he (the pilot) told my husband to go ahead and fly the plane. Again with no instruction!! The flight time was about 30 minutes which was ok but my husband did not feel like he was really taught much. Total time start to finish was about 40 minutes (not the hour we paid for or what we were told he would get with the gift certificate). The pilot was friendly and answered questions but did not offer much information unless asked. The plane was old looking. The experience was ok but should have been better for the money that we spent."