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Flight Academy of New Orleans - Aerial Tours

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Address: 5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126
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+1 504-241-9131
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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$129.99*
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New Orleans VIP Sightseeing Flight Including Champagne and Chocolates or Wine...
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$114.99*
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New Orleans Sightseeing Flight
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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required

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We had such a great experience! We definitely would come back! I'm really glad we picked the 1hr tour because we were able to have the time to circle back so both my hubby and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary J
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Sullivan, Missouri
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Sullivan, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great experience! We definitely would come back! I'm really glad we picked the 1hr tour because we were able to have the time to circle back so both my hubby and I could both share in the amazing views of New Orleans and the Swamps, still not sure why people would water ski with gators, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tour today. And, it was great! The associates were very friendly and the pilot made sure to point out sites and make us feel comfortable. The only caveat would be to not do this after a night out on Bourbon Street. We almost had to use the bags ;-) Fun time. Thanks!!!

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Management response:

Hi Robert! We're so glad you enjoyed your adventure with us! And we're very happy you didn't have to use the bags :) Thank you for this lovely review, and come back and see us again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go? and I will hope you go. Do your self a favor and watch Aerial America New Orleans after you go. This was a grate ride. David who was our pilot was amazing. The knowledge he knew about the history of this city was outstanding. The office staff was wonderful and I would do it again. The view... More 

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Hi Bob! Thank you for this fantastic review! We love knowing that our customers leave happy and just as amazed with our beautiful city as we are. We would love for you to come back and bring your friends along with you :) More 

Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Owners are very rude and unreasonable, not friendly at all for working with the public. I feel bad for the employees having to put up with it daily. Other than that, the experience in the air was nice and beautiful This is definitely a sight to see. Our pilot, David, was very friendly and the front desk personnel was very... More 

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Management response:

We’re very sorry to hear this. At Flight Academy, we put customer service as a top priority and hope to make your visit with us as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are always open to ways we can improve our service experience and customer interactions. We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed your flight around our beautiful city! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

What a way to view the beautiful city of New Orleans. I had booked a demo flight lesson on C172/PA28. With only basic instructions, they allow you to take controls of the plane. Taking off/on, changing the direction, speed/altitude etc. Plus the beautiful new Orleans from Bird's Eye view. Unbelievably amazing experience. I am definitely on my way to get... More 

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Thank Krishna P
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Hi Krishna! Thank you for this fabulous review! We can't wait to get you started on your path to becoming a pilot! More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We took the 45 minute daytime flight and loved it! It was a beautiful, clear day, so we could see really well. Our pilot, Jose, was great about giving history and info about the sites below, and generally making sure we had a good time. It's a flight we'll never forget and a highlight of our visit to New Orleans.... More 

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Wow, what lovely review! We're so glad your tour with us was unforgettable, and thank you so much for the great feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

for my sons birthday we booked the flying course with the academy. the experience was unique. my son had an amazing time and wants to go back. David, his instructor, just fantastic... gave him lots of information on ground and incredible lesson in the air. my son said, he learned more in 3 days than in months. we definitely will... More 

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Loranger, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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 November 22, 2016

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 November 1, 2016

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 

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