Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia

Learn to Fly a Plane During an Introductory Flight Lesson in Virginia

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Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia

Learn to Fly a Plane During an Introductory Flight Lesson in Virginia

5 stars rating 45 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Learn to fly a plane during this Northern Virginia Aviation Adventure! Throughout this hands-on flying lesson, you'll have the opportunity to take the controls and pilot a Cessna 172 M over beautiful Virginia.

The one hour flight lesson kicks off at your choice of either Manassas or Leesburg Airport with a full 30 minute briefing from your Certified Flight Instructor. The CFI will explain all safety procedures as well as the flying techniques used in light aircraft flying. When the briefing is done, it’s time to climb aboard the Cessna and take your place in the co-pilot’s seat. After pre-flight checks, your instructor will taxi down the runway and perform take-off maneuvers; then it’s your turn to take the controls and actually fly the plane yourself! Take in the incredible views below and get a real feel for flying.

Once the lesson is complete, the Pilot Instructor will take over the aircraft controls again in order to land the plane. So whether you've always wanted to learn to fly or you're looking for the perfect adventure gift, this Virginia Flying Lesson is the ticket!

Who Who
The Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for guests to ride in the aircraft, however spectators may join the participant at the airport.

LocationLocation
Virginia, Manassas
Virginia, Leesburg

When When
The Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights are typically scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Introductory Flying Lesson Over Virginia has a ground instruction time of approximately 30 minutes, an average flight time of 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 1½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Discovery Flying Lesson at Leesburg or Manassas Virginia may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation in the Discovery Introductory Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs. Individuals, who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

All participants must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or Driver's License). Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1075-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $209


Who Who:
The Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for guests to ride in the aircraft, however spectators may join the participant at the airport.


When When:
The Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights are typically scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Introductory Flying Lesson Over Virginia has a ground instruction time of approximately 30 minutes, an average flight time of 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 1½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Discovery Flying Lesson at Leesburg or Manassas Virginia may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation in the Discovery Introductory Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs. Individuals, who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

All participants must have a valid Government Issued Photo ID (Passport or Driver's License). Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1075-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Thrilling Flight!! 

5 stars

 Wonderful experience!! Met my instructor, Ray, at Aviation Adventures in Leesburg, VA, and after a brief but thorough safety lesson, we took to the skies!! Great fun from beginning to end!! I really flew the plane!! Would highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves adventure!! 

- - Alexandria, VA

Third time is the charm 

5 stars

 The people at Aviation Adventures in Manassas Airport surely rock! As always with a friendly staff and wiling to make your experience the best ever. My flight has been canceled twice due to high winds, I didn't mind flying but they recommended to reschedule, which I accepted and on the third try I could finally fly. It was breezy and choppy but not bad like previous scheduled days. Stalls, steep turns and almost a spin was the main course that afternoon. If you have a pilot's logbook take it with you and claim that hour !!! 

- - Manassas, VA

Aviation Adventures 

5 stars

 James had an awesome first flight with Josh at Aviation Adventures on Saturday, November 29, 2014. It was James' first time in a Cessna 172 and, after a ground briefing and pre-flight check, Josh let James taxi, take off, do a few touch and gos and finally land the plane. Thanks very much to Josh for a great first experience flying! 

- - Manassas Regional Airport

Terrifice experience! 

5 stars

 This was an 18th birthday gift for my son. Spencer took time to explain the process and my son loved the experience. It was pretty windy that day but Spence made me and my son feel very comfortable that he was in good hands!
Great gift! 

- - Manassas, VA

Flying Lesson in Mannasas 

5 stars

 On my birthday I had one of the best and most amazing experiences of my life. Thanks to the excellent instructor that plus a great professional is also a wonderful person and gave me a pleasant experience and I will definitely repeat and recommend to my friends. Thank you to all staff and Experience Days Adventure Aviation for this incredible experience. 

- - Mannasas

Great Experience 

5 stars

 I will recommend XD to all my friends and family! Thank you! 

- - Washington DC

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 The flying lesson through Aviation Adventures was incredible! The instructor was top notch! 

- - Manassas Airport

First Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 It was a great experience. Spence was very knowledgeable and helpful, as well kind,considerate and understanding. The plane was a little beat up on the inside, which concerned me when I first got in, but mechanically it seemed fine. Very professional outfit all the way around. Will go back for more! 

- - Manassas

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 This was an amazing experience. My instructor Aaron was terrific. I would recommend Aaron to anyone who wants an amazing flying experience. I did not know how much actual flying I would get to do and as it turned out it was the majority of the time. I enjoyed every minute and recommend this experience. This was a bucket list item that I want to put back on the list and do again. 

- - Leesburg

Discovery Flying Lesson Review 

5 stars

 Highly recommended! The instructors are all very pleasant, easy to converse with and wise to what works for you. Do not let the term 'Lesson' deceive you, if only all lessons were like that then education would just be one big party. I learnt and retained a large amount of information and was surprised to find how much you are able to do and achieve. You can be sure that I will return... very soon. 

- - Leesburg, VA

Flying Lesson Review 

5 stars

 This experience was sooo amazing I'm not even sure where to start. Brent was my instructor and that dude ROCKS! He was friendly, personable and most important knowledgeable. He explained everything from the pre-flight to the landing and even though the weather was challenging (very windy/cold day), the flight/lesson was incredibly fun. I highly recommend this and suggest that everyone put this on their bucket list. 

- - Manassas

BEST FLIGHT EVER!!! 

5 stars

 This was a present from my wife. I went to the Aviation Adventures in Manassas Regional Airport, the staff was absolutely very friendly. I flew with KEVIN (Launch Pad) After a quick briefing since I told him that I have previous flying experience, he showed me where we were going to fly and he let me do all the flying, take offs and landings and some manuevers. We went from Manassas to Culpeper, one full stop landing and we went back to Manassas. It was a little windy and it made the ride more exciting. If you have a log book don't hesitate to take it, this hour was logged on mine!!! 

- - Manassas, VA

Experience Flying 

5 stars

 I had a great experience. Everyone was very friendly, and willing to go over everything and explain and answer all my questions. Staff was very knowledgeable would definitely recommend you to others and come back. 

- - Leesburg

FLYING 

5 stars

 WAS A GREAT BIRTHDAY PRESENT, HAD A EXCELLENT ADVENTURE THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE ALSO. 

- - Leesburg

Northern Virginia Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 Hands down one of the best experiences of my life. My instructor was an amazing teacher who took the time to explain everything in ways that I could understand. He was very patient and made it an enjoyable experience that I will always remember. 

- - Lorton, VA

Flying Lesson Feedback 

5 stars

 The instructor was wonderful! Thank you for everything. My fiance and I had a thrilling time. 

- - Virginia

Experience Days Flight Instruction 

5 stars

 Had a great experience with a filght lesson
and hands-on flight Experience with a superb instructor (Richard) in a Cessna 172. Went through flight plan, aircraft pre-flight checks, followed by flight from Leesburg VA out to Martinsburg WV, touch & go, some in-flight maneuvering, and back to Leesburg. Highly recommend this!! 

- - Ashburn VA

It's awesome! 

5 stars

 The flying experience was amazing! Mike was the perfect instructor. I would do it again in a heartbeat! 

- - Leesburg Airport

I Had a Blast 

5 stars

 The whole experience from beginning to end was great. I plan on doing it again. 

- - Leesburge Airport

Flying w. Steve 

5 stars

 My discovery flying lesson w. Steve was absolutely amazing. I just flew on Saturday and I've already recommended it to at least 15 friends. Everything was great and more fun then I could have ever imagined. Thanks again 

- - Leesburg

Discovery Flight 

5 stars

 The experience was great and the pilot, Brett, was awesome! Great time!! 

- - Manassas Regional Airport

Awesome!!!! 

5 stars

 I really enjoyed this experience. I had a great instructor and everyone was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this experience and can't wait to do it again. 

- - Manassas Virginia

Once in a lifetime experience 

5 stars

 The flying lesson was amazing, and thrill of a lifetime. To make things even better, the airport allowed my fiance and her daughter to fly with me and video tape the whole thing. It is something I checked off the bucket list but might be something i do again as it was so much fun. They really do let you fly, including taking off and landing if conditions are good. 

- - Manassas

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 Flight lesson was on a beautiful Saturday morning. Arrived a little early and staff was very professional and friendly. The instructor (Kevin) was very personable and full of information. From the pre-flight checklist to the return landing at Manassas, one of the best adventures I've taken. Anyone interested in flying should schedule with them. 

- - Manassas

My Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 I had a wonderful time during my flight lesson on October 22nd. The instructor was friendly and informative and really conveyed his joy of flying. Thank you very much for the positive and memorable experience! 

- - Leesburg

Discovery Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 The flight was exhilarating! The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel comfortable in the small plane. I would definitely do it again. I highly recommend the experience for anyone interested in flying. 

- - Manassas

Excellent Experience 

5 stars

 I flew with Buck at Aviation Adventures in Leesburg. Buck was a great instructor, very laid back and calm. It was a beautiful day, only slightly windy. I would recommend this to anyone who has thought about taking lessons or who has ever just wanted to try it. 

- - Leesburg, VA

Aviation Adventures 

5 stars

 Doesn't get much more 'hands on' than this experience. The instructor was great and let me do as much (or as little) as I was comfortable doing, including taking off and landing the plane with his assistance, of course. Would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in flying! 

- - Leesburg, VA

Discovery Flight 

5 stars

 It was an awesome experience, great instructor and organization. Definitetly worth it! 

- - Manassas, VA

Great fun. 

5 stars

 It was a blast. To steer a plane. I was allowed to take off, land and everything. Instructor was constantly correcting my mistakes obviously (if not there would be a big hole with wings sticking out of it... near airfield) but still it was a great experience. 

- - Virginia

Flying Lesson Review 

5 stars

 Everything was very,very good. I would like to came again. Thank to the gentlemen instructor. 

- - Leesburg Virginia

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 I had a wonderful time the gentlemen that work for Aviation Adventures are Informative and Knowledgeable and are excellent teachers I would defiantly try them in the air again. 

- - United States

Discovery Flying Lesson Review 

5 stars

 The flight was great. The instructor, Nouman, let me take control of the plane. He worked the radio, transponder, and rudder pedals. He would give me the direction to go and I would control the plane. We even landed twice. It was a great experience. Would love to do it again. 

- - Manassas, VA

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 An excellent experience the pilot/trainer was truly impressive and patient, so I enjoyed it immensely. 

- - Manassas

Greatest Experience Ever!! 

5 stars

 This was a birthday present from my girlfriend, and it was by far the best present ever! I was a little nervous, but have always wanted to fly. The folks at aviation adventures are great! They walk you through everything, and no joke, you fly the plane from taxiing, to taking off, to landing. They are super friendly, good-humored, and informative. Loved every second of it!! 

- - Leesburg, VA

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 If anyone has ever thought about wanting to fly a plane, then I would definitely recommend this experience. The crew at the Leesburg location are great and they actually let you FLY THE PLANE including take-off and part of the landing. I am now hooked and I plan to go back again soon. 

- - Leesburg, VA

Virginia Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 It was superb. Everyone at Aviation Adventures was friendly and fun. I flew with Matt and we had a blast. I got to have the controls from take off to landing. I even got to land in a field and experience the sensation of zero-gravity! Definitely a must-do experience! 

- - Manassas

Flying Lesson Manassas 

5 stars

 This was a birthday present from my daughters. The folks at Aviation Adventures were friendly and professional. My instructor was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience as I had the controls from taxiing on the ground through takeoff, flying then landing. Of course with assistance from the instructor as needed. I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in seeing what it's like to fly a plane. 

- - Warrenton, VA

Adventure Flight in Manassas 

5 stars

 This was the most amazing thing I have ever done. The instructor was really informative and I had a blast! I was really nervous when he told me I would be flying and he would just be there to tell me what to do. But after I was in the air for a few minutes it was a lot easier then I had imagined. I would recommend this to anyone! Great time! 

- - Warrenton, VA

Flying Lesson Virginia 

5 stars

 It was great, but not for me. I really enjoyed the experience, the flight instructor was great, ex military pilot, and I was able to learn a lot from my showed me that flying is a lot easier then I had always thought it was. On that note I did almost loose my lunch up there with some of the sharper turns. I have also conditioned my self to fall asleep the second I get into a plane, so about half way through the flight I started to have to fight that. All in all I thought it was a great time, but would most likely not do it again. 

- - Manassas

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 Absolutely wonderful. Got to do most of the flying, including takeoff and landing, which definitely made it a confidence builder. The instructor was supportive and personable, making it a great experience. 

- - Leesburg

Flying Lesson Virginia 

5 stars

 This was my birthday gift from my wife. Thanks, Sweeties! I was fortunate to have a beautiful, warm November Sunday morning for my flight. The staff at Aviation Adventures was very friendly and professional. The flight was terrifying at first, but I eventually loosened up and really enjoyed myself. Chris, the instructor, was a great instructor and answered all my questions and never made me nervous. If you decide to do it, just realize that he'll take over if things go amiss. So, on that note, have a blast! What a great gift. 

- - Leesburg

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 An amazing experience. The instructors are very friendly and knowledgeable and really make the difference. I would recommend this to anyone that has ever thought about flying. 

- - Manassas

Flying Lesson in Manassas 

5 stars

 My flight was booked at Manassas, and it was a genuine flight school lesson #1. I sat on the left side, and did some of the flying. The people at Aviation Adventures are a really nice crowd, very friendly, helpful and informative. 

- - Northern Virginia

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 When I showed up at the Leesburg Executive Airport for my flying lesson, I found out that ExperienceDays had booked my lesson at the Manassas airport instead. I showed the people at Aviation Adventures my confirmation (which said Leesburg), and they hooked me up. Kudos to Raymond and everyone else there. The experience itself was amazing. I've never flown a plane myself before, and it was a little scary at first, but it was tons of fun as well. I don't think I'll ever forget it. Now I've just got to save the money to go again! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see what it's like to fly. 

- - Leesburg, VA

Question: Is their a weight restriction for this flying experience?

Answer: Yes. Participation in the Discovery Flying Lesson Over Northern Virginia is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs. This is a strict weight limit and is enforced due to safety reasons.

Question: I'm thinking of buying this as a gift for my friend. Would they actually be able to fly the plane as the co-pilot or do they just observe what the pilot does?

Answer: This is a Hands-On Discovery Flying Lesson, during which the participant will have the chance to take over the controls of the aircraft and actually fly the plane!

Question: Is there an age limit? I would like to purchase this for my 14-year old son as a gift?

Answer: Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign the Liability Forms on the day of the reservation.

Question: Where does this flying lesson take place?

Answer: The gift recipient may choose to enjoy their flight lesson from either the Leesburg or Manassas Regional Airports.

Question: Is this gift suitable for an 83 year old gentleman? What type of plane does the flight lesson take place in?

Answer: The Discovery Flying Lesson is suitable for participants over 5' tall who are at least 16 years of age. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs. (Those who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.) This thrilling Hands-On Discovery Flying Lesson takes place in a Cessna 172 M, one of the most popular and reliable light aircraft models in the sky.

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