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“Birthday Gift”

Flight Academy of New Orleans
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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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$242.00*
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Fly a Plane in New Orleans: No Experience or License Required
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: New Orleans By Air. Just Plane Fun! New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training is proud to be located in one of the most unique, authentic, and mysterious cities in the U.S., 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 the air!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a suprise birthday gift for my boyfriend, we had a ball! The view from above the city was awesome. Our Pliot gave very good information over the area's we flew over.

Thank Damita W
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I paid for my girlfriend and I to go on the 45 min aerial tour for her birthday. I've been living in the areas around New Orleans my whole life and just moved into the city, and she just moved here a few years ago. It was quite an experience to see the city from a different view. There are so many things to see that you pass by every day and don't even know are there. I highly recommend it and will probably end up going again one day.

It's amazing. You don't realize how much swamp land there is in and around New Orleans until you've seen it from the sky.

Tip: I suggest making a list of places and sights to look for or telling the pilot about any points of interest you'd like to focus on. Sometimes, however, you don't know what would be really interesting to see until you've been up at least once.

1  Thank aarons61
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

This was a very enjoyable experience! Rita was our pilot and her knowledge of the area was incredible and she was willing to answer anything and show us anything we wanted to see! Very smooth flight and a perfect way to tie all these areas together that you have visited!

3  Thank NewHampshireSunshine
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

I made a reservation for my friend and I to take a 75 minute late afternoon flight. She was very apprehensive about the flight as she said she didn't like little planes. We sat outside the regional airport and seriously debated just bagging it. However, we thought we'd go in and at least check it out and then make our decision. Krystal, whose husband is the owner and one of the pilots, met us immediately. We told her about our fear and she couldn't have been nicer. She offered to let us look at the plane and then decide. She took us to the waiting room of the regional airport (which is attached to their office) and we were pleasantly surprised how nice it was. (And the women's restroom is one of the nicest I've ever been in anywhere!).

Our pilot was Rita and she was a blast. She totally took into account our trepidation. The take off, flight and landing couldn't have been smoother. My nervous friend had the very best time and was totally converted.

Rita provided us a very unique view of the New Orleans greater area. You really don't know how much of the area is water until you see it from Rita's plane. It was interesting seeing the shipping containers and boats that were tossed around by Katrina and deposited in the middle of the swamp, and they're still there.

Don't miss this!

6  Thank BackyardGardener
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile
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