Learn to Fly

Farmingdale, NY

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When it comes to pilot training dreams that go sky-high, there’s no better place than New York to learn how to fly!

  • Learn from an FAA certified flight instructor 
  • Take to the skies, seated at the controls of a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
  • Practice basic flight maneuvers as you marvel at the Atlantic coast
  • No prior flight training is necessary to enjoy this Learn To Fly experience on Long Island!
Republic Airport - Farmingdale, NY
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Daily - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Individual participants must not exceed the weight limit of 300 lbs or height limit of 6'8
  • Participants must be at least 12 years old
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Landing fee is included in the package price
  • All participants are required to bring a valid, government issued photo ID for their flight 
Plan on being onsite for about 90-minutes to allow time for orientation, questions and personal time, followed by 60 minutes of flight time from engine start to stop.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 student per plane
Not allowed in the plane, but friends and family 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.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
Is there a height or weight restriction?

Yes, individual participants must not exceed the weight limit of 300 lbs or height limit of 6'8.

Is there an age restriction?

Yes, participants must be at least 12 yrs old. Any participant under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

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 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 you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 29 reviews.
Excellent! Loved every minute of it. Also, loved that the instructor explained everything, was engaged, and kept me engaged. You could tell he loved what he did, which made the experience even better. I highly recommend Icarus Flying School and this Virgin experience.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Juan Pablo, Loving every minute and getting to take the flight of a lifetime is what we strive to provide! I am delighted to hear the instructor was able to take their time and provide detailed instructions and was engaging. These pilots sure do love what they do and am glad it came across that way for you! We appreciate the wonderful recommendation and hope everyone experiences an awesome flight like you! Best, Brooke
Great experience flying for the first time. Instructor was great, easy to understand instruction, felt very safe. Will do it again.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Avi, I am delighted to hear that your first time actually flying was one to never forget! I am pleased to hear that our instructor was so amazing and made the instruction easy to understand and feel safe. We can't wait for you to continue to learn the ways of flying! Best, Brooke
Great experience gift for the plane enthusiast in your life!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Jose, I am thrilled that your Learn to fly experience was amazing! It is so exciting to hear that this is something you would like to gift to others. Regards, Briana
The experience was fantastic. I enjoyed it tremendously and the flight instructor made it much more comfortable for me. Luis was very patient and also very pleasant. He made my experience one to remember. Thanks!!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Andre, We appreciate your fantastic review! I am overjoyed to hear that this experience went beyond your expectations and was well enjoyed. Our partner will be delighted to know how great their pilots are and how comfortable they were able to make you feel! Flying for the first time can be a little challenging, but with Luis by your side I know it made it that much easier! We can't wait to get you out on another memorable experience soon! Best, Brooke
Very professional! Made me comfortable quickly . Enjoyed every moment !
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Eddie, Thank you for the 5-star review! That is amazing to hear that you were comfortable with the controls so quick, and had a wonderful experience in the sky!  Regards, Brianna
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