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Flight Academy of New Orleans - Aerial Tours

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Address: 5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone Number: +1 504-241-9131
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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See New Orleans from a different altitude!Flight Academy is proud to be...

See New Orleans from a different altitude!Flight Academy is proud to be located in one of the most unique, authentic, and mysterious cities in the US, New Orleans. It is our desire to capture the heart and soul of the city that we call home from the sky. In the city shaped like a crescent, it gets tricky finding your way around. Let us put it all in perspective for you. From the bayou to the Dome, from the river to the lake, from the cemeteries to the mouth of the river, from the Quarter to the Spanish Plaza, you can capture it all in one flight. Come see your favorite local landmarks, neighborhoods, and other cultural gems from different altitude!

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US$ 129.99*
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It was an amazing experience decently am going again the pilot we had was very friendly and funny everything about that night and flight was fonamenal !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Loranger, Louisiana
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Loranger, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was an amazing experience decently am going again the pilot we had was very friendly and funny everything about that night and flight was fonamenal !

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LACIE L, Administrative Assistant at Flight Academy of New Orleans - Aerial Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome review. Glad you enjoyed your flight and your pilot :) More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our pilot, Antwoine, was awesome! He was gracious enough to take a gazillion pictures of us. This was a surprise for my beloved. He thought we were going to see a Jazz band. Ha! He always wanted to be a pilot, so this close up experience was a lovely gift for him! Lacey and Brandy were also amazing. They were... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure were to begin, but we will definitely not be attempting this one again. I scheduled a sunset Cork & Crescent aerial tour for me a partner over Halloween weekend and it was the thing we were most excited about. We arrived at 5:50 and our flight was scheduled to take off at 6pm. We were running to... More 

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Krystal H, General Manager at Flight Academy of New Orleans - Aerial Tours, responded to this review

Please accept our sincerest apology. That is not how we like to operate here at Flight Academy of New Orleans. We absolutely understand the aggravation the situation caused for the two of you and the inconveniences that followed it. By our standards, the delay to your flight was completely unacceptable. We also know the bottle of champagne didn’t make up... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had two reasons to book the flight: to see if I can survive a small plane trip without motion sickness and to have my friend (who has a pilot license that is being unused) take advantage of a dual flight. Jose was our instructor and he was as calm and friendly as one can be. I had no fear,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was the best birthday gift that I ever gave. The pilot was a great teacher and comedian. He really made the transition smooth. It was a priceless experience and i will never forget it!

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Granddaughter gave us this for our xmas gift. Great sunny day to see the city sunset. Was able to see the dome, lake,city park, and fr. Quarter

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I got an intro flight lesson to see if I could do it. My teacher, Jose, was super patient with me and super nice about everything. He talked me through all the safety stuff and all the minutae of communicating with vatious people before getting the plane in the air. Even though this was a super tiny plane, I didn't... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Couldn't have been a better birthday gift for my husband. Quite the unique experience and I was able to keep it a total surprise. I immediately felt safe with Pilot Daniel's instruction and professionalism. We definitely took in the sights of New Orleans (our first visit) better than any bus or walking tour on the Raven II. Incredible and unforgettable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

David was our pilot. He was super friendly and great! He also got closer so we can take a look at fireworks

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Plane was clean and well maintained. Pilot had a great attitude and very friendly. He was also very knowledgeable about the city and the aircraft. The flight was very smooth. I enjoyed the experience.

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