Chicago First Flight Lesson

Learn To Fly a Plane Over Chicagoland on a Discovery Flight Lesson

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participants Price for 1 participant

Join the elite few who have actually piloted an aircraft during this exciting hands-on Introductory Flight Lesson! During this 1½ hour airborne adventure, you will work with your own personal FAA Certified Flight Instructor, who will walk you through all the things a real pilot does before, during, and after a typical flight.

At the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL you will meet with your Instructor who will show you the ropes of piloting a light aircraft during a ground instruction course and preflight safety check. When ready, you will hop into the pilot seat, turn the key to start the plane, taxi the aircraft and assist with take-off! Once airborne, you will be able to take over the controls and perform in-flight maneuvers during the 30 minute flight including the approach to the runway down to 50 feet!

So whether you are looking to begin a new hobby or to simply try your hand at flying - you will be able to say you've soared during your own Chicago Scenic Flight Lesson; a truly unique gift.

The Chicago First Flight Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

You may invite one guest to join you for your Flying Lesson if an Additional Guest Option is Selected. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 500lbs.)

Illinois, Wheeling

The Chicago Flight Lessons are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

The Chicago Flying Lesson includes 30-40 minutes of pre-flight ground instruction, 30-40 minutes of flight time and a post flight debriefing with a total duration of approximately 1˝ hours, unless an Extended Flight Lesson Option is selected.

The Introductory Flight Lesson takes place in all weather conditions. If after the ground-instruction is complete the Instructor determines that the weather conditions are too severe for the lesson, then you will be able to return to the airport to complete this portion of the experience.

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

Additional Information
A certificate of completion, suitable for framing, with the logged hours, signed by their Certified Flight Instructor will be awarded to the participant after the flight.

Unless an Alternative Aircraft Option is selected, the Flight Lesson over Chicago will take place in a Cessna 150. Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 200lbs and less than 6' tall.

Participants over 200lbs or 6' tall must choose the Flight Lesson For Two Option which takes place in a larger plane and has a maximum combined weight of the participant and their guest of 500lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Price includes fuel surcharge. Gratuity for the Instructor is not included and should be extended following the flight.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Chicago First Flight Lesson Experience require seven (7) days advance notice. All changes to reservations made prior to the seven (7) day advance notice are subject to a $30.00 administrative fee without exception.

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

This birthday present topped them all! 

5 stars

If you wonder what it would be like to pilot an airplane and wish you could try it - don't delay any longer. This is an experience you'll never forget. Climb into the pilot's seat, start the engine, taxi to the runway, line yourself up and fly! Climb to altitude, hold straight and level flight, try a few turns, descents, climbs - your instructor talks you through the entire exercise, while YOU do the actual flying... CAUTION: This could be habit forming. 

- - Barrington, IL, Thursday, January 03, 2013

Chicago Flight Lesson 

5 stars

This was a 60th birthday present from my girlfriend. What an awesome gift and a GREAT experience! I have already signed up for the next set of lessons. The team of people at Chicago Executive were great. actually flew the plane much more than I had anticipated and the ease of scheduling was fabulous. 

- - Chicago Excutive airport, Monday, December 10, 2012

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

The flight was absolutely amazing. I may even sign up for additional lessons. 

- - Executive Airport, Monday, September 10, 2012

Instructor Evaluation 

5 stars

Pete was a highly skilled and pleasant instructor. I feel I learned a lot. 

- - Chicago, Sunday, August 26, 2012

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

I got this as a gift from my girlfriend and absolutely loved it. I was amazed at how much I had the controls. I taxied the plane from park, to the run way and did the full take off. We flew around downtown Chicago and down the coast. The views couldn't be beat. I literally flew the entire time until the last 50-100 ft of landing. The instructor was excellent. Very patient and gave great direction. I would definitely do this again. 

- - Chicago Executive Airport, Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1st Flight Lesson 

5 stars


- - Chicago, Monday, July 16, 2012

Amazing First Flight 

5 stars

I bought this for my boyfriend as a Christmas present, he had always expressed a passion to fly one day. I purchased the extra option so that I could go along for the ride. Although I was terrified since I have a fear of flying my boyfriend absolutely loved it. I was amazed by the amount of things he was able to do. He did 98% of flying! He is now thinking of taking up flying as a hobby and can't wait to do it again. This gift is worth every penny and then some! 

- - Hickory Hills, Thursday, March 15, 2012

Incredible First Flight 

5 stars

My experience for the First Flight with the Chicago Executive Flight School was tremendous. My instructor, Adam, was incredibly thorough. My girlfriend was less than excited to fly in such a small plane and he walked us through every step of the pre-flight experience to help ease her fears. While in the air he was incredibly encouraging and overall made the experience one that I will never forget. I would recommend it to anyone that was interested. A truly great experience. 

- - Chicago, Tuesday, November 08, 2011

First Flight Lesson 

5 stars

It was one of those things that everyone dreams but never gets to experience. Me and my husband loved everything about it, from A to Z... 

- - Stanulis, Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Flight Experience 

5 stars

The flight experience exceeded my expectations. Leo, my flight instructor, was very informative and cordial. I highly recommend the experience to anyone considering giving it a try. 

- - Executive Airport Wheeling, Il, Sunday, October 02, 2011

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