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.