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Gaithersburg, MD

Item #: AIR-WAS-0042
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Soar to new heights as you start your journey toward earning your wings with this exciting flying lesson!

  • A great introduction for anyone who has ever considered flight training
  • Learn to fly under the careful guidance of your FAA Certified Flight Instructor  
  • Experience a preflight inspection followed by 30 minutes of flying
  • Train in a popular and trusted aircraft like the Cessna 172 or Piper PA-28
  • Sit in the pilot’s seat on your very first flight – no experience necessary!

Gaithersburg, MD

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Daily - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

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    Essential Information
    • No experience necessary
    • Must be at least 5 years of age to participate
    • Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person and 600 lbs combined weight for all participants
    This experience lasts approximately 1 hour total, with 30 minutes of ground instruction and 30 minutes of flight time from engine start to stop.
    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
    This experience is for 1 student and up to 2 passengers, depending on the option selected.
    The student may bring up to 2 passengers for an additional fee and pending weight restrictions.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is subject to weather such as strong wind, low clouds/fog, or maintenance issues. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.
    Are there any weight limits?

    Maximum weight is 300 lbs per person or combined passenger weight of 600 lbs.

    Are there any age restrictions?

    Participants must be at least 5 years old.

    Is this experience handicap accessible?

    Unfortunately, this experience is not handicap accessible.

    What type of airplane will I be flying?

    You’ll learn to fly in either a Cessna 172 or Piper PA-28.

    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 confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling for this experience is permitted up to 72 hours prior to the booked time. If you need to reschedule, please do so directly with the flight school and be sure to have confirmation that they have received your cancellation or reschedule request. Last minute cancellations may result in a $50 rebooking fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of the certificate. In the event that the date is cancelled due to weather, you will reschedule directly with the flight school. 

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