Private Pilot's License Training Package

Fairfield, NJ

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Discover new heights as you start your journey toward earning your wings with this professional flight training course!

  • A great introduction for anyone who has considered getting their pilot’s license
  • Learn to fly under careful guidance of an FAA certified flight instructor at a professional flight school
  • Train in a Piper Warrior or a Beechcraft Skipper, some of the most popular flight training aircrafts
  • Begin logging your hours toward getting your license
  • No experience necessary!

Fairfield, NJ

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Daily - 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Essential Information
  • No experience necessary
  • Minimum height – 5’1”; Maximum height – 6’5”
  • Maximum weight is 240 lbs per person
  • There are no age restrictions for the training, however in order to earn your private pilot’s license you must be at least 17 years old
  • In-plane flight lessons are approximately 30 minutes long
  • Headsets are included for no extra charge
  • Pilot surcharge (gratuity) is not included
1 hour of ground instruction and 30 minutes of flight time. The flight time is calculated from engine startup to engine shutdown.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 student per plane.
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.
Is there a weight limit?

Maximum weight is 240 lbs per person. 

Are there any age restrictions?

There are no age restrictions for the training, however in order to earn your private pilot’s license you must be at least 17.

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.

How long is each flight?

Each flight is approximately 30 minutes from engine start to engine stop. This does not include ground school, which is about 1 hour long. 

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. 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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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 2 reviews.
Himalay was very patient and safety conscious. He took the time to go over every detail of the plane before takeoff. It was really thrilling to be able to take over the controls 10/10 would recommend if you want to see if flying is for you.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Dov, What a high flying adventure to go on! Our partners number one concern is your safety and glad Himalay was great to work with. I admire your adventurous spirit for taking over the controls! I hope you enjoyed the views of New Jersey while being sky high and appreciate your recommendation for this adventure. Thanks, Ryan
It was better than I expected. Instructor was patient, presented a lot of information easy way and made learning feel like fun. Definitely I'm going back and recommending it to my friends.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Margarita! Wow, I completely respect the bravery behind taking the reigns of an aircraft. It's amazing to hear that your flight exceeded your expectations and that your Instructor's teaching style suited you perfectly. I genuinely hope your friends decide to embark on this adventure after your phenomenal recommendation. Keep reaching new heights! Courtney
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