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Hands on Chicago Scenic Flight


LOCATION: Wheeling, IL



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Fly a plane and see Chicago from a whole new perspective

See Chicago 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 immersed in the world of the pilot from the moment you arrive at the airfield. It's up to you to carry out the pre-flight checks, taxi down the runway and control the plane at take off, helped and guided all the way, of course, by 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 panoramic views of Downtown Chicago. Cross the shoreline of Lake Michigan and enjoy a unique bird's eye view of the Sears Tower, Hancock building and much more before returning to base via Wrigley Field.

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?

  • Best of both worlds - see Chicago as never before while actually piloting a plane!
  • 2 hours of flight training and sightseeing
  • 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 Chicago 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". 

The prices listed are for the Cessna C-150 Commuter. If you would like upgrade to the larger, more comfortable Cessna 172, please call our Customer Service and $50 can be added for the flight voucher. The upgrade is required if the student is over 6 feet tall or 200 pounds.


- 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 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 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 Chicago Executive Airport and fly over Glenview, Deerfield, Northbrook, Winnetka and Evanston. Once crossing the shoreline of Lake Michigan, you will proceed southbound and perform a circuit of the Loop, the Sears Tower and the Hancock Building. Returning along the north side, you will fly over Wrigley Field, Skokie and Lincolnwood before returning back home.

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