Flight Academy of New Orleans

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Certified pilots fly aircraft over New Orleans’s downtown during aerial tours; flying lessons include flight time in a C152

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Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Must use promotional value in one visit. Non-transferable. Flights canceled as a result of weather will be rescheduled for a later date and time. Only redeemable at New Orleans Location. Valid 8am-5:30pm. Fuel surcharge of up to $29 may apply at booking. See here for additional restrictions. 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 from Three Options

  • $115 for a 30-minute Big Easy aerial tour for two (a $230 value)
  • $119 for an Orientation to Flight lesson, including 75 minutes of ground instruction and 45 minutes of flight practice in a C152 (a $240 value)
  • $389 for a three-lesson Fundamentals of Flying package (a $780 value)

FAA-certified aviators pilot a four-seat plane 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 30-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.

Each of the three flight lessons in the Fundamentals of Flying package includes one hour of ground instruction and one hour of flight instruction in a C152. All of these hours can be applied toward a private pilot rating if you decide to continue your training. Participants also receive a Flight Maneuvers Handbook and fill out their first flight log.

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.

Customer Reviews

Highly recommend. Took my daughters, 5 and 8, up for a 45-minute flight around the city. Great fun and the staff couldn't have been nicer.
Mark M. · November 11, 2013
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Experience was safe, exciting, and memorable for our 17 year old grandson. He plans on becoming a pilot in either the armed services or police work and this experience confirmed his desire and passion for flying. Thank you for making this experience such a positive one.
Christine P. · October 28, 2013
Wasn't thinking about flying, but was an awesome experience!
George P. · October 26, 2013
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    New Orleans

    5701 Walter Beech St.

    New Orleans, LA 70126

    +15042419131

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