Learn to Fly in Washington DC

From: $349   


Leesburg Executive Airport - Leesburg, VA


Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Pending pilot availability

Feel the unforgettable thrill of taking the controls of a Cessna and soaring over the beautiful Washington DC countryside!
  • A ground lesson will teach you about controls and the flight provides hands-on experience
  • Friendly and experienced FAA-certified commercial pilots and flight instructors will teach you to climb, descend and make turns
  • Great introductory experience and first lesson for anyone who dreams of learning to fly!

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Enjoy spectacular views of the Washington DC countryside as you take to the sky and Learn to Fly!

This personal piloting experience begins with a pre-flight inspection of the airplane and controls to prepare you for the most exhilarating part - flying! With an experienced commercial pilot by your side in a Cessna you'll learn to climb, descend and make turns with complete security and of the feeling of great accomplishment.

Relish in this unforgettable experience of flying along winding country roads, flowing streams and climbing over ridge lines!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants and passengers must be at least 18 years of age
  • Combined weight of the student and passenger cannot exceed 400 pounds
  • If individual weight of the student is more than 200 pounds, then a passenger cannot participate on the flight
  • All participants & passengers will be required to sign a release of liability waiver
  • No experience necessary

Approximately 1.5 - 2 hours total: a 30-minute pre-flight briefing, 60 minutes in the aircraft and debriefing

Maximum Participants:
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending upon the option selected. Subject to the weight requirements set forth above.

Students may bring 1 passenger aboard for the flight depending on the option selected. Additional spectators may come to the airport to watch and take pictures of take-off and/or landing.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. In the event your flight is canceled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Dress comfortably and appropriately for expected weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes and sunglasses 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 scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, your experience cannot be canceled. Rescheduling is allowed with at least 14 days notice to your experience provider. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. Are there any age requirements?
    All participants and passengers must be at least 18 years of age. 
  2. What type of plane will I be flying?
    You will fly either a Cessna 162 or a Cessna 172 depending on the option you select. The Cessna 162 is for an individual participant whereas the Cessna 172 allows for the participant to bring up to 1 passenger, pending weight restrictions.
  3. Are there any weight restrictions?
    The Cessna 162 is for 1 participant with a maximum weight of 200 pounds. The Cessna 172 is for 1 student over 200 pounds or 1 student plus 1 passenger with a combined weight less than 400 pounds.

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly in Washington DC

  • April 04, 2017

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"The people at the flight school were awesome. Had a great experience with the instructor, and would totally recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking a flying lesson."

  • Learn to Fly in Washington DC

  • November 30, 2016

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"Jake (pilot) was great. Super flight. Very educational. Pilot was top notch and gave us great deal of flying time at controls. Can't praise highly enough. "

  • Learn to Fly in Washington DC

  • November 03, 2016

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"Flight instructor was great, terrific day."