Learn to Fly

Chester, CT

Item #: AIR-CON-0015
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Take the first step towards earning your wings when you soar to new heights with this exciting Learn To Fly experience!

  • A great introduction for anyone who dreams of pursuing a private pilot’s license
  • Learn to fly under the professional guidance of your FAA Certified Flight Instructor  
  • Train in a Cessna 172, one of the most popular and trusted flight training aircrafts
  • Experience a preflight inspection and hands-on flight exercise in this 1-hour lesson
  • Sit in the pilot’s seat on your very first flight – no experience necessary!

Chester, CT

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Daily - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Must be at least 10 years of age to participate
  • Minimum height is 5’; Maximum height is 6’5”
  • Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person
  • Log book is available for purchase
Approximately 1 hour total, with 30 minutes of flight time from engine start to stop.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 student per plane
Friends and family are welcome to watch from inside or outside the terminal.
Weather Dependent
This experience is subject to weather conditions like wind, turbulence, rain, snow, and ice. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Are there any weight or height limits?

Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person. The minimum height is 5’ and maximum height is 6’5”.

Are there any age restrictions?

Participants must be at least 10 years old.

Is this experience handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, this experience is not handicap accessible.

What type of airplane will I be flying?

You’ll learn to fly in a Cessna 172.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hour 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 cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with your pilot.

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