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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required provided by New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training

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

Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
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Learn how to fly a plane in New Orleans on an exhilarating 50-minute flying lesson that includes sights of the mighty Mississippi River, the historical French Quarter and Mercedes-Benz Superdome! The must-do experience includes 20 minutes of pre-flight ground instruction, followed by 30 minutes in the air under the watchful eye of the pilot — an instructor certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Help control the plane during takeoff and landing, and enjoy your airborne time to take control and maneuver the plane through the skies! No license or prior experience is necessary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6201AVIATOR
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional commercial pilot certified by the FAA with 20,000 hours of combined experience
Live commentary
20 minutes of ground instruction
30 minutes of dual flight time
You must call supplier 12 hrs in advance to confirm time & observer (add'l fee req., max. 2 allowed)
First Flight Certificate
Exclusions
Instructor Gratuity
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Observer
Duration
50m
Departure details
New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, 5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA We are in the back of Moffett Hangar, the building immediately to the left of the main terminal, facing the ramp. From the main parking lot, take a left and then an immediate right. We are at the end of the street directly across from the terminal.
Additional information
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 (additional observer fee to be paid, 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 (includes observers).
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 lesson 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.
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
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Professional commercial pilot certified by the FAA with 20,000 hours of combined experience
Live commentary
20 minutes of ground instruction
30 minutes of dual flight time
You must call supplier 12 hrs in advance to confirm time & observer (add'l fee req., max. 2 allowed)
First Flight Certificate
Exclusions
Instructor Gratuity
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Observer
Departure details
New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, 5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA We are in the back of Moffett Hangar, the building immediately to the left of the main terminal, facing the ramp. From the main parking lot, take a left and then an immediate right. We are at the end of the street directly across from the terminal.
Duration
50m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 (additional observer fee to be paid, 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 (includes observers).
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 lesson 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.
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
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 17, 2020
A note from Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
Only scheduled guests allowed. If temp. is high, you can't fly (fee applies). Masks avail. for purchase. All guests req'd to purchase a mic cover for flight (we can’t sanitize it). After 5:30pm, you'll need to prepurchase/bring exact change. Waiver, incl. COVID-19 liability release, req'd per guest.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training
    5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA
    We are in the back of Moffett Hangar, the building immediately to the left of the main terminal, facing the ramp. From the main parking lot, take a left and then an immediate right. We are at the end of the street directly across from the terminal.
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    French Quarter
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome
    Mississippi River
    New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alla
1 contribution
Best experience yet!!!!!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a truly unforgettable and amazing experience to say the least! The instructor Nick was super friendly, professional, made you feel so comfortable, and respectful. This was my husbands first time flying a small plane and with Nick by his side, he flew perfectly and effortlessly!!!! Every couole should try this. Thanks again so much definitely coming back
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for giving us such a great review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your flight lesson and that Nick made it so comfortable for you.
Written September 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kyle R
3 contributions
Great experience and wonderful crew
May 2021 • Family
Great experience for all ages!! Lauren was extremely informative, patient, and allowed me to do 99%. Would advice everyone, ages 10+, to fly today.
Written May 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We're so happy that you enjoyed your Discovery Flight! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, and hopefully we'll see you up in the air again soon!
Written May 3, 2021
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Leonardo H
1 contribution
You have to try it.
Apr 2021
The whole experience was super professional. You really do get the fly the plane, not "fly" it like you might expect, but it is still very safe. My pilot was as friendly as can be and it was a joy the whole way through.
Written April 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
fly_nola504
Hi Leonardo, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Pioneer Discovery Flight with us and thank you for taking time to write this review! We can't wait to fly with you again!
Written April 9, 2021
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Joe
1 contribution
Demo flight
Fantastic!! Easy and comfortable instruction 💯

I would recommend this for anyone to try. Seriously thinking about going further
Written October 7, 2020
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fly_nola504
Joe, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us! We're so happy you enjoyed your demo flight and look forward to you (hopefully) continuing your training here.
Written October 8, 2020
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Wendi W
3 contributions
Awesome birthday experience
Mar 2020 • Solo
We book the flight training for our 11 year old on his birthday! He was so excited to know that he would be flying! The pilot was awesome and really took his time to teach. It was a great experience for us
Written March 12, 2020
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Wendi, thank you so much for the great review and we're so glad your 11 year old had such a good time for his birthday! We truly enjoy passing on our love for flying to the next generation and hope he can come fly with us again soon!
Written June 9, 2020
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Argo66
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
The pilot and the experience
Great staff, great pilot, great time! What I thought would be terrifying ended up being exhilarating
Written February 23, 2020
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Thank you for the great review, and we're so glad you had a great time on your flight! Let us know if you ever want to come fly again!
Written February 26, 2020
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f_hernandezd
Grapevine, Texas4 contributions
You'll get hooked into aviation :)
Jan 2020
Awesome school, Staff is very friendly.
The instructors know their job pretty good, you can ask and they will take the time to explain.
I like the training package when I subscribed for three lessons, aircrafts are in good conditions and felt safe all the time.
Written January 31, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your three lessons and that our instructors treated you well. We look forward to flying with you some more!
Written February 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

zachary e
1 contribution
Memorable experience
Jun 2019 • Solo
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.
Written June 23, 2019
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Zachary, thank you so much for the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your flight...we love showing off our city!
Written June 27, 2019
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Michael Vincent
6 contributions
Knocked one off the bucket list!
May 2019 • Family
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 full force and get that private pilot license. Either way, you will not be disappointed in any decision that involves the wonderful folks of New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training.
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written June 11, 2019
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Matthew H
7 contributions
Flight named Desire
May 2019 • Couples
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!!!
Written May 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written June 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Highly Recommend
Our pilot was amazing and super friendly! The wine and cheese selection was very nice as well. We had fun!
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Great experience
People were really friendly, both in the communication planning the activity as well as in person. The entrance was
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Amazing experience
It was really nice to say we was over New Orleans. Our pilot Nick was amazing! He was very informative and funny. H
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Amazing Time!!
My Boyfriend surprised me with this as a birthday gift. I was able, after a brief lesson to actually fly the aircra
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Anniversary
Everything Was Nothing But Amazing!1st Year Anniversary Well Spent! Will Definitely Return Next Year!
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Unforgettable Plane Ride
Unforgettable experience! Had a great time exploring the city from a different view. Our tour guide (Lauren) was ex
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An Amazing Time
Great!!! Amazing tour of the city of New Orleans, the Mississippi River, and Lake Pontchartrain. Very knowledgeable
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An experience I won’t forget!
Nick was such a great pilot and guide! This experience was one I will never forget! Seeing the city in this was was
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Great pilot, informative, very nice trip, seen the entire city with my cousin, we both took photos and were pleas
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Experience
It’s was great experience for us it’s off our bucket list to do this adventure. This was something that I thought a
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Wonderful Experience!
Wonder experience. The pilot was great! He made us feel comfortable and relaxed. He provided great historical info
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Amazing Experience
Truly an amazing experience! Our pilot Lauren was very informative and she did such a great job making us feel comf
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First time experience
This was a great experience.! I’ve never flown before, and I thought this would have been a wonderful experience up
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an awesome tour!
We had a really lovely time, we’re still buzzing about being in that little plane! This trip was a gift for my part
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Awesome Flight
Super fun flight! New Orleans is a beautiful sight from above. Our instructor Lauren was everything we needed. She
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