Learn to Fly

Crystal, MN

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Discover what it’s like to take the controls of a Piper Archer or Piper Warrior airplane with this incredible introductory flight lesson!

  • Learn to fly at one of the oldest commercial aviation operations in the Midwest
  • Feel the thrill of flying in one of the most common training aircrafts in the world
  • Enjoy a 30-minute lesson under the watchful eye of a FAA Certified Flight Instructor
  • Start with a preflight inspection and get expert hands-on flight training
  • No experience necessary – Sit in the pilot’s seat on your very first flight!

Crystal Airport - Crystal, MN

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Daily - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Fly either a Piper Warrior or Piper Archer
  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age
  • Maximum student weight may not exceed 270 lbs
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a liability waiver
  • This introductory flight can only be booked once per participant
  • Temperature must be 5 below 0 or higher to fly
Approximately 30 minutes from engine start to engine stop.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
This experience is available for 1 participant per plane.
This experience is for booked participants only. Spectators are welcome to watch the plane take off and land.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent and temperatures must be at least 5 below zero to fly. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
Can I participate if I am under 18 years old?

Yes, but you will need a parent or guardian present with you at the airport to sign a waiver.

How many participants can join?

This experience is for one student at a time.

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum weight for this experience is 270 lbs.

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 returns or exchanges are allowed. Once you have received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that the date is cancelled due to weather, no refunds will be given, but you may reschedule directly with the experience provider. 

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