See New York as never before on a light aircraft flying lesson that puts you in the pilot seat!
Realize your dream of flying a plane as you are fully immersed in the world of the pilot while soaking up incredible panoramic views of the Big Apple. Your experience begins with a short ground lesson, showcasing the effects of control. Then it's up to you to carry out the pre-flight checks, taxi down the runway and control the plane as you take off and reach for the skies, under the guidance of an FAA certified instructor.
You'll carry out all the in-flight maneuvers and maintain radio communication with the control tower while drinking in spectacular views of New York's celebrated highlights including the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum and of course, the city skyline. You'll also fly right over Long Island, the Long Island Sound and Cony Island.
This unforgettable 2 hour experience combines the thrill of a scenic flight with a hands-on flying lesson. Have you got what it takes to master the challenge?
This unforgettable introduction to flying allows you to experience the thrill of piloting a plane while enjoying some of the best views New York 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.
You should be aged 12 or over (under 18's need parental/guardian consent) and taller than 4'10". Participants should not weigh more than 260 lbs.
Additional passengers may be accommodated for an additional $100 per person. The weight limits in this instance however will need to be adapted with front seat passengers not weighing more than 230 lbs the second passenger not weighing more than 180 lbs.
Flights take place daily from Republic Airport, however you should aim to book approximately 2 weeks in advance. Flying is weather dependent and lessons may be postponed in the event of adverse conditions.
- 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
- Exciting scenic flight with you at the control, showcasing New York as never before
- Post flight checks carried out on landing
Throughout your lesson, your instructor will guide you all the way. You will be shown how to perform each maneuver as required, however it will be your hands on the controls! Every lesson is tailored to your requirements and skill level.
You will depart from Republic Airport and fly over spectacular views of New York’s celebrated highlights including the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum and of course, the city skyline. You’ll also fly right over Long Island, the Long Island Sound and Cony Island.