Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia
Learn to Fly a Plane During an Hour Introductory Flight Lesson in Virginia
Price for 1 participant
It's time to turn your dream of flying into a reality. This is your ticket to ride in the pilot seat, take over the controls, and learn the basics of aviation while taking in the dramatic views of Northern Virginia. This thrilling 1 hour Hands-On Discovery Flight Lesson takes place in a Cessna 172 M, one of the most popular and reliable light aircraft models in the sky.
Before all of the fun begins, you will receive an informative 30 minute briefing session from your Instructor on the techniques and safety aspects of light aircraft flying. After your briefing, you will hop into the co-pilot's seat, next to your Certified Flight Instructor.
Your Instructor will guide you every step of the way throughout the flight. Departing from either Manassas or Leesburg, you will be able to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Virginia landscape below. Whether you are looking to begin a new hobby or you are simply interested in a thrilling airborne adventure, this Flying Lesson will be truly unforgettable!
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All participants must have a valid photo ID (passport or driving license). Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-1075-001
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
I will recommend XD to all my friends and family! Thank you!
- Stephen Erusiafe - Washington DC, Saturday, November 02, 2013
The flying lesson through Aviation Adventures was incredible! The instructor was top notch!
- Joe Nosari - Manassas Airport, Monday, August 19, 2013
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!
- Steve Nahas - Manassas, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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.
- Lauren Hannon - Leesburg, Sunday, June 02, 2013
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.
- Jon Foster - Leesburg, VA, Friday, May 17, 2013
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.
- Mike Morgan - Manassas, Monday, March 25, 2013
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!!!
- Oscar Mendoza - Manassas, VA, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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.
- Mehrab Erfani - Leesburg, Tuesday, December 18, 2012
WAS A GREAT BIRTHDAY PRESENT, HAD A EXCELLENT ADVENTURE THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE ALSO.
- Ty Wimer - Leesburg, Friday, November 16, 2012
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.
- Joshua Bauder - Lorton, VA, Saturday, November 10, 2012
The instructor was wonderful! Thank you for everything. My fiance and I had a thrilling time.
- Clifton - Virginia, Sunday, August 26, 2012
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!!
- Bill O'Connor - Ashburn VA, Thursday, August 23, 2012
The flying experience was amazing! Mike was the perfect instructor. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
- John - Leesburg Airport, Saturday, July 28, 2012
The whole experience from beginning to end was great. I plan on doing it again.
- Pete Whitman - Leesburge Airport, Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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
- Michael Napier - Leesburg, Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The experience was great and the pilot, Brett, was awesome! Great time!!
- Chuck Bonneville - Manassas Regional Airport, Friday, June 22, 2012
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.
- Bryan Jones - Manassas Virginia, Monday, April 09, 2012
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.
- Rick - Manassas, Tuesday, March 06, 2012
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.
- Jeff Warner - Manassas, Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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!
- Stuart Wallace - Leesburg, Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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.
- Vera Hollen - Manassas, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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.
- Arch Alcantara - Leesburg, VA, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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!
- Elise - Leesburg, VA, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It was an awesome experience, great instructor and organization. Definitetly worth it!
- Alex Pachedzhiev - Manassas, VA, Monday, September 19, 2011
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.
- Lukasz - Virginia, Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Everything was very,very good. I would like to came again. Thank to the gentlemen instructor.
- Dumitru Herg - Leesburg Virginia, Friday, July 15, 2011
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.
- Timothy Keegan - United States, Thursday, June 09, 2011
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.
- Warren - Manassas, VA, Tuesday, June 07, 2011
An excellent experience the pilot/trainer was truly impressive and patient, so I enjoyed it immensely.
- Sean Nolan - Manassas, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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!!
- David W - Leesburg, VA, Friday, December 10, 2010
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.
- Adam - Leesburg, VA, Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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!
- Chloe - Manassas, Sunday, June 20, 2010
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.
- Peter G. - Warrenton, VA, Saturday, April 17, 2010
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!
- Cindy Estep - Warrenton, VA, Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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.
- Noah Rosenberg - Manassas, Wednesday, December 09, 2009
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.
- John - Leesburg, Tuesday, November 24, 2009
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.
- Neil - Leesburg, Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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.
- Rami Essaid - Manassas, Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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.
- Pete - Northern Virginia, Wednesday, June 10, 2009
When I showed up at the Leesburg Executive Airport for my flying lesson, I found out that XperienceDays 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.
- Clay M - Leesburg, VA, Saturday, May 16, 2009
Question: I want to purchase this for my 14 yr son, will the accept a minor?
Answer: Participation in the Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience is limited to individuals 16 years of age or older. Participants under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign the Liability Forms on the day of the reservation.
Question: hi - would this be suitable for an 83 yr old man - about 150lbs?
what is the type of plane?
Answer: The Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia is great for participants of many ages. 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. This thrilling 1 hour Hands-On Discovery Flight Lesson takes place in a Cessna 172 M, one of the most popular and reliable light aircraft models in the sky.
Question: What is the exact location of this flying lesson experience?
Answer: This first flight lesson experience takes place at Manassas Regional Airport.
Question: Is there an age limit? Wanted to purchase this for my 14-year old as a gift?
Answer: Participation in the Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs. Participants must be 16 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign the Liability Forms on the day of the reservation.
I'm thinking of getting this 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: In Our Discovery Flying Lesson in Northern Virgina experience the participant will have the chance to take over the controls of the aircraft during this lesson.
Question: Is their a weight restriction for this gift?
Answer: Participation in the Discovery Flying Lesson In Northern Virginia Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 235lbs.
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