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Hands on Lake Geneva Scenic Flight


LOCATION: Wheeling, IL



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Lake views and memories to last a liftetime

Live your fantasy of being a pilot as you climb into the cockpit for a hands-on flying adventure showcasing breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. On this amazing extended flying adventure, you'll carry out your very own cross country flight as you fly a light aircraft over the state line and into Wisconsin.

Your adventure begins at Chicago Executive Airport where you'll be treated like a pilot from the minute you arrive. All the pre-flight checks, take off and in flight maneuvers will be under your control as you work with your instructor to master the challenges of piloting your own aircraft. Then it's time for unbelievable scenic views as you head over the Chain of Lakes for spectacular panoramic vistas before landing at the Grand Geneva Spa and Resort for lunch.

This 4 hour adventure will totally immerse you in the world of the pilot. An unforgettable and 100 per cent addictive introduction to flying you will cherish forever.

  • Best of both worlds - fly a plane while travelling cross country for spectacular lake views
  • 4 hour experience with a stop for lunch
  • Chicago's number one flight school
  • Total immersion in the flying experience
  • State of the art flight school facilities
  • One to one training with an FAA certified instructor

This unforgettable introduction to flying allows you to experience the thrill of piloting a plane while enjoying some of the best views Illinois has to offer. You'll be fully in control as you are challenged by your instructor to carry out all the pre and post flight checks as well as piloting the actual plane.

Participants must be over 12 years (under 18's need parental/guardian consent) and be taller than 4'10".  Light aircraft have a weight & height limit and a surcharge may be applicable if you weigh more than 6' & 200lb.


- Meet your FAA Certified Flight Instructor on arrival

- Spend time learning about pre and post flight checks as well as the effects of control

- You control the aircraft as you taxi down the runway and take off

- Carry out in-flight maneuvers procedures including talking to the control tower

- 2 hour flight with you at the control, showcasing Chicago as never before

- Post flight checks carried out on landing

Throughout your lesson, your instructor will guide you all the way. You will be taught to carry out each maneuver as required, however it will be your hands on the controls! Every lesson is tailored to your requirements and skill level.

Flying north over Mundelein, Libertyville and Lincolnshire to Great America (Gurnee), you will turn left and head northwestward towards the Chain of Lakes and City of Lake Geneva before actually landing at the Grand Geneva Airport. From there you can enjoy a beverage or light lunch at the Grand Geneva Spa and Resort before returning to Executive.

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