Learn to Fly

From: $190   Region: Miami (View all 61 Miami experiences)
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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
  • Learn to fly aboard a Cessna 172 - the most popular flight training aircraft in the world
  • Take the control as you fly over Miami, Key Biscayne, South Beach or the Florida Keys
  • 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 Miami, Key Biscayne, South Beach and the Florida Keys.

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, are a long-time local, or just want to take a date out for more than dinner and a movie, 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. The maximum total passenger weight is 400 lbs.

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; 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, 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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  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

  • January 06, 2016

  • 4-half

  • Miami

"A lot of fun. Something new. Our pilot kept us calm and guided us through the experience. "

  • Learn to Fly

  • May 14, 2015

  • 4

  • Miami

"Overall experience was totally awesome, the flight school Cloud 9 Living uses for this service is excellent; they achieve a good combination of safety and fun. The actual experience in the air is as immersive as you would like it to be, so there is no pressure of flying the plane yourself if you don't feel comfortable. Or you can fly as much as you want within safe guidelines, meaning the instructor is right there, ready to take over or correct any maneuvers. The only detail that took perfection away from this whole thing is that it took a week to book the actual flight, and since this was a birthday present when it actually happened it did not feel related to my birthday. Overall thumbs up! "

  • Learn to Fly

  • March 26, 2015

  • 5

  • Miami

"Cloud 9 was truly professional. They were easy to book with, and the agent very knowledgeable and friendly upon a call to their office to ask questions. The online booking process was also easy and user-friendly. I promptly received a confirmation from the flight school after booking (probably within an hour). The pilot (Sebastian) was equally as knowledgeable and friendly and patient, making the actual flight lesson experience that much more awesome. He provided a wonderful pre-flight check/overview, and allowed me to actively participate in the flight experience, taking the controls as much or as little as I felt comfortable. The flight was fairly smooth. The views over the city of Fort Lauderdale and its beaches were absolutely breathtaking! Great value for the money, and a great way to do something fun and totally "out of the box." I'd highly recommend Cloud 9 Living and the Intro Flight Lesson to anyone. Keep up the great work, guys! :)"