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 today’s Groupon: for $115, you get a 45-minute Big Easy aerial tour for two from Flight Academy of New Orleans (a $230 value). The tour takes off from Lakefront Airport.
The FAA-certified aviators at Flight Academy of New Orleans pilot fixed-wing aircrafts over the Big Easy’s downtown draw and stunning swamplands during intimate 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 and reveal what percentage of South Louisiana’s bayou country is made of alligator tears.
Flights are conducted daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and flights that are canceled due to weather conditions will be rescheduled for a later date.
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.
6101 G Bellanca St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126