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Learn to Fly a Helicopter

New Orleans, LA

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Turn dreams into reality and Learn to Fly a Helicopter in New Orleans!

  • Experience the thrill of your first flight at one of the premier flight schools in the region
  • Take the controls and practice hovering and straight flight under the supervision of your FAA-Certified flight instructor
  • Fly in a Robinson R-44, one of the safest and most popular aircrafts in the world
  • This lesson includes a pre-flight briefing, approximately 25 minutes of flight, and a debriefing with your instructor
  • No experience necessary!
Lakefront Airport - New Orleans, LA
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    Essential Information
    • Participant's weight must not exceed 300 pounds
    • Participants must be at least 16 years of age and have parental consent if under 18 years old
    • Participants will be required to present a valid photo ID (passport or driver's license)
    • No experience necessary
    This experience will last approximately 2 hours, including approximately 25 minutes of flight time.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    This experience is for the student and the instructor only.
    Spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the take-off.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, 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.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help ensure the health and safety of their guests and crew. For this experience, our partners are requiring all participants to wear a face covering. If you do not have one, you may purchase one for about $2.50. Each participant must have a temperature under 100.4 degrees. All individuals are required to wash their hands upon entering the facility. Headset microphone muff covers will be discarded after each flight. There is a potential fee of $15.00 to cover the headset replacement that can be paid upon arrival directly to the experience provider. Our partners kindly ask that if any participants are not feeling well, that they reschedule to a later date. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Do I need previous flight experience?

    No! This introductory flight is perfect for beginners.

    Are there any age requirements?

    Yes, the minimum age requirement for this introductory flight is 16 years old. Any students under 18 years old must have parental consent to fly.

    What happens in the case of bad weather?

    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider directly if you have any concerns regarding weather. If the provider needs to cancel your flight due to inclement weather, they will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled flight time.

    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. 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 or aircraft maintenance, you will reschedule your experience directly with the experience provider.

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