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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

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Head to New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training to meet your pilot instructor and engage in a 20-minute pre-flight tutorial before beginning your aerial adventure! You’ll learn the basics of airplane controls and flight procedure including the engine start sequence, aircraft taxiing and takeoff preparation.  Then take your seat in the cockpit alongside the professional pilot, who will guide you through your first take off!

As you hit the sky, enjoy the unique juxtaposition of New Orleans cityscape and the vast surrounding swampland, and learn how to maneuver above the city neighborhoods and plantation estates. Catch unbeatable views of the French Quarter as it hugs into the curve of the Mississippi River, the impressive Mercedes-Benz Superdome — home to the New Orleans Saints NFL team — and the magnificent bayou system that surrounds the city.

As your 30-minute flight time ends, your instructor will lead you through the touchdown procedure and help you safely guide the plane to the ground. Don’t forget to have your first flight recorded in your official logbook!

Please note: Reservation time for your flight and any on-plane observers must by confirmed by phone at least 12 hours in advance of travel date. Observers not guaranteed without confirmation. Observer cost is $115 per person (paid upon arrival), with a maximum of 2 observers permitted.
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Important Information
Departure Point
New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional commercial pilot certified by the FAA with 20,000 hours of combined experience
  • Live commentary
  • 20 minutes of flight instruction
  • 30 minutes of dual flight time
  • Please note: you must call supplier 12 hours in advance of travel date to confirm a flight time and observer attendance ($115 per observer to be paid on location, maximum of 2 observers allowed), observers are not guaranteed unless they have been confirmed prior to date of travel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: you must call supplier 12 hours in advance of travel date to confirm a flight time and observer attendance ($120 per observer to be paid on location, maximum of 2 observers allowed), observers are not guaranteed unless they have been confirmed prior to date of travel
  • Minimum age is 10 years to enjoy a lesson, minimum age is 5 years to be an observer
  • A minimum of 1 person per booking is allowed per lesson. An additional passenger may be added as an observer for an additional fee (must contact supplier)
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking
  • Dress code is weather dependent; there is no air conditioning in the summer months
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the aircraft
  • There are no restrooms on board
  • No large bags are allowed on the aircraft, only small purses and bags
  • This tour is not recommended for those who are prone to motion sickness, please take the necessary precautions as refunds will not be provided in matters regarding these situations. Pregnant women are recommended to speak with their physician before flying.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking, the combined weight must not exceed 450 lbs and no individual can exceed 300 lbs
  • You will be required to sign a safety waiver before take-off
  • Flight time is defined as the time from engine start to engine shutdown. This includes the time it takes to get from the ramp to the runway and back, before and after takeoff and landing.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You will be required to provide photo ID at time of arrival
  • In the event of a unique weather situation, we will reschedule at no charge to you to another date and time within two weeks of the original booking, so please have an alternate date and time in mind. Refunds are not available if a flight must be rescheduled due to weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Wow! A lot of history at this airport and a great way to see downtown new Orleans and the Mississippi river. Great staff. Fun flight and affordable pricing.
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Response from brabon628, Front Office Manager at Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Responded 26 Jun 2019
Zachary, thank you so much for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your flight...we love showing off our city!
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Celebrated my father's 74th birthday by checking off a bucket list item with his first flight, and the beginning of a great new hobby for him. If you are visiting or a local to New Orleans make the effort to book a flight to view the city and learn the basics in aviation or go
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Response from brabon628, Front Office Manager at Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Responded 10 Jun 2019
Michael Vincent, we are so happy to have been able to be a part of your father's 74th birthday and that he was able to actually get his hands on the yoke and check this off his bucket list! Hopefully, we'll get to see him again in the air soon!
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Amazing experience overall!!! Gaiten Howard was such a great pilot and tour guide!!! Everyone at the company made our engagement such a precious and memorable experience!! Thank you so much Bew Orleans Aerial your for the best day of our lives!!!
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Response from brabon628, Front Office Manager at Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Responded 10 Jun 2019
Matthew, congratulations again to you and your bride-to-be! We are so glad we were able to make your engagement a moment to remember. Best wishes for a long and happy future together!
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One would say the words to describe this experience are repetitive, such as amazing and thrilling, however the feeling is actually beyond all of those! This was definitely the best present I've got, and it went beyond my expectations. Collin was awesome, he was both
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Response from brabon628, Front Office Manager at Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Responded 1 Apr 2019
Dunja, OMG you flew a plane!!!! We're so glad you had a great time flying with Collin for your birthday and that it was an amazing and thrilling adventure for you! Thank you for the great review, and let us know if you want to come fly with us again, we'd love to have you.
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Trent was a great instructor. In all honesty, he made the experience. I surprised by sister with this experience for her 30th birthday, and she was scared, but Trent made the experience so much fun. She had a great time and so did I. Definitely recommend this experience, it's
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Response from brabon628, Front Office Manager at Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Responded 16 Jan 2019
We are so happy that you enjoyed your flight with Trent and that he taught you well! Thank you for letting us be a part of your sister's big birthday celebration!
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By: New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training
214 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Antoni M
10
Plane Ride
Everyone ask for Jonathon to be your pilot. He’s awesome! Staff showed awesome hospitality. Also gave great
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Laurie M
20
Great New Orleans Experience from the Air
The Champange and Chocolates New Orleans tour was wonderful! Tanner, our pilot, was great and very knowledgable!
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DHarvGoHard
10
Anniversary flight tour
Very knowledge pilot, I believe his name was Tanner, very smooth flight and very informative. I recommend this
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Kolby H
10
Amazing Tour
What an amazing experience! This company provided us with exceptional first class service and hospitality. The
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Planotxgal
Big Timber, Montana
50
Great flight, good narrative
We flew ov er and around New Orleans at a really nice altitude to be able tl see details of the city and area. Our
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Stephen T
Memphis, Tennessee
40
We had a great time
Had a great time, drank champagne and got a private vip tour over the city. Saw a bunch of cool sites. Would
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hayleysjoking
London, United Kingdom
101
Wonderful birthday treat
We did this for my birthday and it was a great experience. So wonderful being up in the sky and seeing this
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Andrew B
10
Incredible Aerial Tour
Staff & Pilot were awesome~ We had a great time and the views were amazing! Would definitely recommend if you're
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Tiarra B
10
Aerial Flight Tour in New Orleans
i truly recommend this tour to everyone! The staff and pilot was so down to earth. We laughed the whole time.
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zachary e
10
Memorable experience
Wow! A lot of history at this airport and a great way to see downtown new Orleans and the Mississippi river. Great
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brad_dadd
10
Super Fun
Staff was very friendly, felt very comfortable the entire flight! Everyone was super polite! Hidden gem of NOLA
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RealMichaelVincent
10
Knocked one off the bucket list!
Celebrated my father's 74th birthday by checking off a bucket list item with his first flight, and the beginning
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Matthew H
10
Flight named Desire
Amazing experience overall!!! Gaiten Howard was such a great pilot and tour guide!!! Everyone at the company made
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Planotxgal
Big Timber, Montana
50
Unique experience, champagne and Toblerone at 1500 ft
A fun flight in a small plane, but we had champagne and chocolate, so all was well. Great narration as we flew
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Casey B
10
Amazing Night Flight
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our night-time flight tour of the city for her birthday. Our pilot, Gaiten
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