Learn to Fly

From: $190   


Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport - Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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

Learn to fly a real plane and feel the unforgettable thrill of taking the controls and soaring over the beautiful Miami area!
  • Learn from friendly and experienced FAA certified commercial pilots and flight instructors on this approximately 45-minute lesson
  • Fly aboard a Cessna 172 - the most popular flight training aircraft in the world
  • Take the control as you fly down the coastline to Sunny Isles at 500 feet
  • No experience necessary!

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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.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience and learn to fly!

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Essential Information:

  • 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).

Maximum Participants:
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 selected, 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.

Weather Dependent:
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.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 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, 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.

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View FAQ's >

  1. 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.
  2. Do I need experience?
    No, this hands-on course is designed for beginners.
  3. 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • Learn to Fly

  • September 30, 2016

  • 5

  • Miami

"Absolutely brilliant. The pilot, William, was very knowledgeable, good-humored and friendly. He let me take off, fly, and land with a little help. I cannot praise him enough. It was a great experience, highly recommended."

  • Learn to Fly

  • July 06, 2016

  • 5

  • Miami

"I bought the intro flight experience as a gift for Father's Day and it was amazing! Diego, the instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was thorough in his explanation and allowed my significant other to pretty much pilot the whole flight, minus take-off and landing, of course. This is probably the best gift you can get anyone for any occasion. I'm already thinking of which experience to get for the next time. Thank you to Cloud 9 Living, the flight school, and especially Diego!"

  • Learn to Fly

  • June 28, 2016

  • 5

  • Miami

"Incredible experience! Thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend! If doing this flying lesson (as I did) in south Florida, I would also suggest wearing very light clothing and taking water. It gets very hot in the plane, particularly when waiting to take off. But definitely worth a bit of sweat!"