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Overview

Take control of the skies in an Introductory Flight Lesson! You'll pilot the plane under the guidance of a certified FAA flight instructor, exploring the thrill of flying firsthand. Spend 30 minutes soaring through the clouds and an hour on the ground, discovering the magic of aviation.

🛫 You won't just be a passenger; you'll be the captain of your own flight!

👨‍✈️ An FAA-certified flight instructor will be your co-pilot, ensuring your safety and helping you make the most of this incredible experience

✈️ You will be experiencing your flight in either the Piper Warrior or Beechcraft Skipper 

👬 If you opt for the two-person package and meet the weight limit, you can enjoy the experience together, making memories that will last a lifetime

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When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Year-Round,
Monday through Friday 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All ages are welcome.
  • Weight: Individual participants cannot weigh more than 240 pounds. If flying with a friend, the combined weight of both participants cannot exceed 380 pounds. 
  • Height
    • Minimum height – 5’1”
    • Maximum height – 6’5”
  • Physical limitations: Participants must be able to enter and exit the aircraft on their own and participate in the flight lesson.

 

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Children are welcome to participate in the lesson, they just must be at least 5’1” tall. 
  • Pets: Sorry, pets are not allowed.
  • Individuals with disabilities: Unfortunately, the plane is not wheelchair accessible.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 30 minutes from engine start to engine stop
  • What’s included: The flight lesson includes 1 hour of ground school and 30 minutes in the airplane per person. Airplane time is calculated from the time the engine starts to the time it shuts down. 
  • Who will be present: Just those in your group and your FAA certified pilot. 
  • Spectators: Only participants signed up for the flight lesson are allowed in the plane. There can be up to 2 participants, so long as their combined weight is no more than 380 pounds. Family and friends are welcome to watch from the parking area outside the security gate. 
  • Photo/ video: You’re welcome to take photos of your experience.

 

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This experience is weather dependent. Your pilot is constantly watching the weather and will cancel if conditions do not meet FAA regulations. Your safety is their number one priority. If you have questions regarding the weather please contact your experience provider directly.
  • Arrival: Please arrive at your scheduled time. 
  • Parking: There is parking available at The Essex County Airport where your experience takes place. 
  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Close-toe shoes are required and sunglasses are recommended.
  • What to bring: Your ID, camera, and sunglasses
  • Gratuity: Pilot surcharge (gratuity) is not included
  • Restrooms: Restrooms are available at the check-in facility.

Full description

This isn't your typical joyride; it's a chance to spread your wings and experience the incredible sensation of flying an aircraft. With an FAA-certified flight instructor right by your side, you'll have the opportunity to take control of the plane, from taxiing on the ground to navigating the skies.

Your 30-minute of airplane time starts the moment the engine roars to life and ends with a gentle shutdown. But the excitement doesn't stop there. Before and after your flight, you'll spend an hour on the ground, learning about the aircraft, its controls, and the basics of aviation.

Whether you're a budding aviator or just curious about the world above, this introductory lesson is the perfect way to decide if flying is your calling. So, buckle up, because the skies are calling, and you're about to answer!

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

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Melissa R

Such a cool experience! Booked this for my boyfriend's birthday and did the two-person package so we were both able to fly in the same plane...I took pictures while he was in the pilot's seat and vice versa. Such an unforgettable experience, our instructor Seth was super knowledgeable and friendly - he taught us a lot and answered all of our questions. Would recommend this for anyone looking for a unique and thrilling experience!

Alex T.

My Flight Lesson was a bucket-list dream! From the moment I sat in the pilot's seat, I felt like I was living a real-life aviation adventure. The 30 minutes in the airplane went by in a flash as I took control, taxiing on the ground, and soaring through the skies. I chose the flying package for two people, and sharing the experience with a friend wasso cool. If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping, hands-on flying experience, don't miss out on this opportunity!

Jessica M.

I had an absolute blast during my Introductory Flight Lesson! Being in the pilot's seat, feeling the aircraft respond to my commands, and having the FAA-certified instructor there for guidance was an incredible experience. The 30 minutes in the airplane felt like a whirlwind of adventure. I chose the Piper Warrior and was impressed by its performance. If you've ever dreamed of flying, this is the perfect way to take that first step!