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Fairfield, NJ

Item #: AIR-NJE-0014
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If you’ve ever had the dream of flying your own airplane, climb aboard an amazing experience with this introductory flight lesson!

  • A great introduction for anyone who has considered flight training
  • Learn to fly in a Piper Warrior or Beechcraft Skipper under careful guidance at a professional flight school
  • Your FAA certified flight instructor leads you through preflight inspection and a hands-on lesson
  • Sit in the pilot’s seat on your very first flight – no experience necessary
  • Take the controls and do nearly all the flying yourself!

Fairfield, NJ

Daily - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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    Essential Information
    • No experience necessary
    • No minimum age to participate
    • Minimum height – 5’1”; Maximum height – 6’5”
    • Maximum weight is 240 lbs per person
    • Maximum combined student weight, if electing to fly in each other's lessons, is 380 lbs 
    • You’ll spend 30 minutes per student in the airplane and one hour on the ground total for ground school
    • If 2 people are participating as students, flights will occur one at a time, back to back
    • Flight time is calculated from the engine startup to engine shutdown
    • Headsets are included for no extra charge
    • Pilot surcharge (gratuity) is not included
    1 hour of ground instruction and 30 minutes of flight time (per person). The airplane time is calculated from engine startup to engine shutdown. For one person, plan on being at the airport for 1 hour and 30 minutes, for 2 people please plan for 2 hours at the airport
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    1 or 2 students per lesson, depending on the option selected. One student in the aircraft at a time, unless the combined weight of both students is no more than 380 lbs.
    Friends and family are welcome to watch from the parking area outside the security gate.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience may be canceled or rescheduled if weather meets less than minimum requirements as per FAA guidelines and/or there are conditions that do not ensure customer safety and comfort. 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, and sunglasses are recommended.

    For this experience, our partners are taking added measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. They are wiping down and sanitizing all common surfaces and areas. They are also sanitizing each aircraft before and after use. Our partners kindly ask that all participants please bring their own hand sanitizer, gloves, and a mask to wear for their experience. Any participants without both gloves and a mask will not be permitted to fly. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    Is there a weight limit?

    Maximum weight is 240 lbs per person. If the "For Two" option is selected, combined weight for the 2 students must not exceed 380 lbs should the students choose to ride in each other's flight lessons. If the students' combined weight exceeds 380 lbs, they will fly one at a time, while the other observes from the ground.

    Are there any age restrictions?

    There are no age restrictions, however participants must be at least 5’1”.

    Can I bring a passenger?

    Students are not allowed to bring a passenger along for this lesson. This is a real flight lesson, and you can log your time towards your pilot's license. 

    Is this experience handicap accessible?

    Unfortunately, this experience is not handicap accessible.

    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, rescheduling is allowed with at least 72 hours notice to your experience provider, by email only. There will be a $100 cancellation charge for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice to the 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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