Learn to Fly

New Orleans, LA

Item #: AIR-NOR-0002
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Take the controls and try your hand at being a pilot as you Learn to Fly a Cessna under the careful guidance of a fully certified commercial pilot!

  • Learn and the basics of flight from a friendly and experienced FAA certified flight instructor
  • Take in a beautiful birds' eye views of New Orleans
  • Train aboard a Cessna, the most common training aircraft in the world
  • No experience necessary!
New Orleans Lakefront Airport - New Orleans, LA
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Daily - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on major holidays


Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old
  • Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver
  • Participants must weigh less than 300 lbs
  • Gratuity is included in the cost of this experience
Depends on the option selected. Please note that flight time is calculated from engine start to engine stop. This includes the time it takes to get from the ramp to the runway and back, before takeoff and landing.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This is a private experience for 1.
This experience is for the participant only.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of a weather cancellation, your pilot will work with you to reschedule your experience.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions; flat rubber-soled shoes are recommended. The aircraft is equipped with heating for winter, but there is no A/C in the summer months.
Are the pilots certified?
Yes, you will be flying with a fully certified commercial pilot.  The experience provider's pilots have over 20,000 hours of combined experience.
What airplane will I be flying in?

The 40, 50, and 80-minute Lessons take place in a Cessna 152.
The 30 Minute Demo Flight and Fundamentals of Flying Course take place 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 hours prior to your experience with the experience provider directly. 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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