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New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

From $114.99
  • New Orleans city sightseeing flight with commentary
  • Relax as a professional pilot flies you above the city of New Orleans
  • Gaze out at top New Orleans attractions from a window-side seat
  • Enjoy bird's-eye views of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Port of New Orleans
  • Look down at Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River
  • Choose from a 30-, 45- or 60-minute sightseeing flight
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New Orleans Sightseeing Flight
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9:15am: 30-Minute FlightMost Popular
9:15am 30-minute scenic flight above New Orleans
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4:15pm: 45-Minute Flight
4:15pm 45-minute scenic flight above New Orleans
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3:45pm: 60-Minute Flight
3:45pm 60-minute scenic flight above New Orleans
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See New Orleans in a whole new way on an exhilarating sightseeing flight! Choose a 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight time, and delight in lovely aerial views as you glide by small plane over urban New Orleans and the surrounded wetlands. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse famous sights including the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and sleepy Louisiana bayous.
What to Expect
Head to New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training to meet your pilot and board the four-seat airplane for your invigorating aerial adventure! Choose your departure time (based on general operating hours) and a 30-, 45- and 60-minute trip duration, depending on what you’d like to see. Due to the highly flexible nature of the tour, you are invited to request certain sights.

As you take off, watch the city fall away and marvel at the striking juxtaposition of urban landscape and wetlands territory. Soar above the historic French Quarter and see how it hugs into the curve of the mighty Mississippi River. Head to the Central Business District to whirl around the massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome — home to the New Orleans Saints NFL team and renowned as a key shelter during Hurricane Katrina — and view the bustling Port of New Orleans. 

You’ll then cut away from the city to witness the enormous, integrated bayou system that pours from the Mississippi River. See the magnificent wetlands, home to abundant wildlife and Cajun communities, before returning to the academy. Throughout your flight, your professional pilot will share fascinating facts and histories, point out the city’s most iconic landmarks, and explain the city’s unique topography.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

This was one of my favorite things that I did in New Orleans. My best friend and I took a tour with Trent as our pilot. He made us feel safe and comfortable the entire flight. Everyone who works there is so knowledgable and friendly....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alexa S
brabon628, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you for the kind words, Alexa. We are so glad you enjoyed your flight and that Trent did all he could to make you feel safe and comfortable!

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Very Pleasant Experience!

Me and my new fiancee really enjoyed this relaxing flight with good wine and cheese and our Pilot Emrick was awesome and so smooth taking us around the sky of New Orleans. All in all it was a very pleasant experience and definitely will do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HR2343
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your great review, and we're so excited that you enjoyed your aerial tour with us! Can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed September 3, 2018
The best way to see New Orleans with the best krewe in town

Just went on a flight with Emrick today, truly a joy to be around and really knows his stuff. Thankful to the whole office staff who were timely and professional in rescheduling due to a downpour yesterday, especially Ms. Lisa and Ms. Brooke. Highly recommend,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BrookeR952, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, Leland! We're so happy that you enjoyed your aerial tour and that we could find a time that worked for you to reschedule when the weather didn't want to cooperate.

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Excellent Experience

I was looking for an opportunity to introduce my children to flying and to give them a memorable experience. It had been a while since I had flown myself. We had Emrick as our pilot. He was thoughtful, fun, and a true delight. He's a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kat K
Brooke R, Front Office Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Kat, thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your flight with Emrick, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thank you also for the feedback on the challenge of finding us, but we're glad you did.

Reviewed April 30, 2018
top notch

What a wonderful experience, made that much better by super friendly staff, efficient, timely, no waiting, up in the air exactly on time, minimal noticeable turbulence, headphones and mike to communicate and hear the pilot, and great sights--all explained with enthusiasm. Great way to see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scottwallacephd
Brooke R, Manager at New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review. We're so glad we were able to help you see New Orleans from new heights while you were here!!

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