Learn to Fly

Georgetown, TX

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Discover the art of flying and learn to fly a Cessna under the watchful guidance of a FAA certified flight instructor!

  • Learn from a knowledgeable and experienced FAA certified flight instructor
  • Train aboard a Cessna 162 or 172 - the most widespread training aircrafts in the world
  • Handle the controls of the airplane while taking in views of Texas Hill Country below
  • No experience necessary!
Georgetown Municipal Airport - Georgetown, TX
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Daily - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Must be at least 8 years of age and students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Student and passengers combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs
  • Participants must provide documentation of US Citizenship ONLY IF you are looking to officially log the hours towards your pilot's license. Documentation is not needed for recreational flights
  • During this time, all participants are required to purchase a dual-prong aviation headset prior to their flight, and bring it with them for their experience.  
For the 2-hour lesson, plan on being on site for 2.5 hours. This includes 1-hour ground school and 1-hour flight instruction. For the 2.5-hour lesson, plan on being on site for 3 hours. This includes 1-hour ground school and 1.5-hour flight instruction.
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
1 student and up to 1 passenger depending upon option selected; however, the total weight of both the student and the passengers must be no more than 400 lbs.
Spectators are welcome to come and watch or take pictures and view the takeoff. There is indoor and outdoor seating at the airport terminal with vending and wi-fi.
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.
Are there any weight restrictions?
Student and passengers combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs.
Do I need experience?
No experience is necessary. This flight is considered an introductory flight and is meant to be fun and exciting for everyone!
Is there an age requirement?
Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
What if my flight is cancelled due to weather?
We always recommend contacting your pilot on the day of your experience if you have any concerns regarding weather. In the event your flight is cancelled due to weather you can reschedule directly with your pilot.
Can I bring a passenger?
Yes, you may upgrade to the option that includes a passenger. 
Where can I get my own aviation headset?

You can purchase from our partners day of for $105. Otherwise you can look for your own rugged R9 aviation headset

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 canceled 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 26 reviews.
What a fun experience, makes a great birthday/anniversary gift. I recommended this to my friends and one of them already booked it right away.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Nirja, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation! I am thrilled to know that you had such an amazing time on your flight. I hope we can give your friend an equally exciting experience! Regards, Briana
The experience was amazing. We had Wyatt as our instructor and he was awesome! He answered to all our doubts and made us feel very comfortable. which was great since we were a bit nervous about it (first time). Highly recommended!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Melisa, I am so happy to hear that your guide was able to ease any concerns and questions you may have! Your tour guide sounds incredible and it is amazing to know that you had a fantastic time! I truly appreciate your recommendation and I hope we can help you find your next grand adventure! Best, Brianna
I had a fantastic time during my Discovery flight with Genesis Aero. Would definitely recommend as a fun experiential gift for someone or if you are interested in looking into getting your pilot's license. The staff, including my flight instructor Tiffany, were fantastic. 10/10 would do it again.
Learning to fly was amazing! I’ve wanted to check that off my bucket list for awhile. I would highly recommend it!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Rusty, Checking something off your bucket list is always extremely exciting and we are so happy that we could be a part of it! I cannot imagine how thrilling it must be to take control of a plane and glide through the air. You are incredibly brave! Thank you so much for reviewing your experience--we hope to help you tick away more bucket list items soon! Cheers to you, Elizabeth   
My actual experience was great. 5 stars! However, the planning and scheduling didn't go well at all. I would give this review 1 star for this...most people would have been pissed. Virgin Experience forgot to actually book my discovery flight. I was asked for several times and dates that would work for me. Virgin found the nearest training facility. They even called and spoke with their scheduler. BUT...they never booked the slot with them. They told me that they had...so I drove an hour showing up at the right time and day. I had to manually reschedule with them for later in the future... drive another hour home. Wait...then an hour back and an hour home again. ARGH!!! I did enjoy my discovery flight though!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and bring to light the troubles you encountered. Here at Virgin Experience Gifts, we recognize that one of the keys to having a positive and out-of-this-world experience begins with an easy and stress-free booking process. With that being said, I am so incredibly sorry for any confusion that occurred while booking your Learn to Fly adventure. Despite these troubles, I am ecstatic that you were able to take to the sky and discover the thrill of flight! Although we were not able to provide you with a perfect impression, we hope you will consider us for any of your future adventure or unique gifting needs—we would love to make it up to you! All my best, Elizabeth
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