Orientation to Flight Lesson, or 45-Minute Big Easy Aerial Tour for Two from Flight Academy of New Orleans (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

Certified pilots fly aircraft over New Orleans’s downtown during aerial tours; orientation to flight lesson includes 45 minutes in a C152

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2013. Limit 1/person, may buy 5 addl as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Appt reqd, 72hr cancel reqd or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Flights canceled due to weather will be rescheduled. Valid 8am-5:30pm. Fuel surcharge up to $29 may apply at booking. Must be 18+ for tour, 10+ for orientation. 450 lb combined weight limit for tour, 5'10" height and 180 lb weight limit for orientation. Those over height/weight limit can upgrade for addl fee. All flights on a fixed-wing aircraft; not helicopter. Valid only at New Orleans location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $125 for a 45-minute Big Easy aerial tour for two (a $250 value)
  • $119 for an orientation to flight lesson (a $240 value)

FAA-certified aviators pilot fixed-wing aircrafts over the Big Easy’s downtown draws and stunning swamplands during intimate aerial tours for two. Airborne pairs enjoy a new perspective from above the spotlighted Superdome to the historic French Quarter, which hugs the twisty Mississippi River. During each 45-minute flight—which includes taxi to and from the runway—Flight Academy of New Orleans’s knowledgeable guides talk about the city’s cultural and historical touchstones. Flights are conducted daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and flights that are canceled because of poor weather conditions will be rescheduled for a later date.

The orientation to flight lesson includes 75 minutes of ground instruction and 45 minutes of flight practice in a C152.

Flight Academy of New Orleans

Certified under the Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Academy of New Orleans puts wind under student's wings with professional, structured flight-training programs. Their staff of licensed and FAA-certified aviators instructs small classes that allow one-on-one interaction between students and Certified Flight Instructors for more vigorous training. The team tutors neophyte flyers in a variety of lessons that range in length and topic. The aviators also offer aerial tours that soar over New Orleans' French Quarter, the Mississippi River, and the glistening bayous of South Louisiana.

Extraordinary "bucket list" opportunities, such as skydiving and helicopter tours