Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford

Experience the Thrill of a Hands On Scenic Flight Over Hartford Connecticut

5 stars rating 37 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant
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$129

Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford

Experience the Thrill of a Hands On Scenic Flight Over Hartford Connecticut

5 stars rating 37 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Have you ever dreamed of piloting an aircraft? This is the perfect experience gift for you! Climb into a Cessna 172 and experience the thrill of taking the controls of a light aircraft during this Introductory thirty minute hands on scenic flight over Hartford.

Your experience begins at the Brainard Airport in Hartford, Connecticut when you meet your certified pilot who will brief you on the techniques and safety aspects of the light aircraft. Discover beauty of the New England as you and a guest fly 5,000 feet over beautiful Connecticut.

You are in the pilot's seat with a certified flight instructor guiding you every step of the way, from takeoff to landing. Whether you are looking to begin a new hobby or you are simply looking to try it, you’ll be able to say you've soared!

Who Who
The Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

Guests Guests
You may invite one guest to join you for your Hands-on Flight Lesson. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 475 lbs.)

LocationLocation
Connecticut, Hartford

When When
The Hartford Introductory Flight is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are typically scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Hartford Hands-On Flight Lessons have a 30 minute flight and a total duration of approximately 1 hour.

Weather Weather
The Hartford Flight Lessons may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

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

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 225lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.

Participants will also need to provide state licensed photo identification as well as either a Birth certificate or a Naturalization certificate or a Citizenship certificate on the day of their flight.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-501-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

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

Price Price: $129


Who Who:
The Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
You may invite one guest to join you for your Hands-on Flight Lesson. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 475 lbs.)


When When:
The Hartford Introductory Flight is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Reservations are typically scheduled between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Hartford Hands-On Flight Lessons have a 30 minute flight and a total duration of approximately 1 hour.


Weather Weather:
The Hartford Flight Lessons may be cancelled due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


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


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation is limited to individuals weighing less than 225lbs. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.

Participants will also need to provide state licensed photo identification as well as either a Birth certificate or a Naturalization certificate or a Citizenship certificate on the day of their flight.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-501-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford Experience require fourteen (14) days advance notice.

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


Flight experience review 

5 stars

 Great experience! 

- - Hartford

Great Fall Flight 

5 stars

 Had a very good time. The weather was beautiful, the pilot was great, and I got to take some pictures of the fall colors. Could not have been better. 

- - Hartford, CT

flying 

5 stars

 I got this experience for my grandson's 15th birthday and it was the best thing I could have ever done for him. He couldn't stop smiling from his experience of learning how to fly a plane and then actually DO IT!! The Premier Flight school personnel were fabulous and the pilot giving the lesson was so polite, easy to talk to and easy to understand. His patience with my grandson when flying was incredible, never making him feel nervous or like he wasn't doing good enough. His name was Terry and I can't thank him enough. 

- - Brainard/Hartford Airport

So amazing! 

5 stars

 Our instructor was very knowledgeable and made sure that we were comfortable with everything. This was an amazing once in a life time opportunity and we loved everything about it!!! Thanks Experience Days for offering this activity!! Eat at the Chowder Pot after the flight! 

- - Premier Flight

Hands on Flight Experience 

5 stars

 I was speechless. It was an amazing experience! I was nervous at first, but the instructor made me so comfortable that I just loved the whole experience. 

- - Rocky Hill

Hands-On Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 Flight was incredible! Premier is extremely helpful and courteous. Our pilot was also extremely nice and a great teacher. I bought this for my boyfriend's birthday and he loved it because I was able to ride in the back. We learned so much about the plane itself. Definitely worth it. 

- - Hartford, CT

Will go again! 

5 stars

 I bought two tickets for my boyfriend's birthday (so I can fly with him, too.) HE LOVED IT! Our instructor was awesome and made us feel so comfortable. We learned a lot. We even did take off by ourselves! I'll definitely go again. Ask for Raff, he was great! 

- - Stamford, CT

Review of Honds-on Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 It was totally awesome!! The instructor and staff at Premier Flight were extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this location and staff to anyone interested in hands-on flying experiences. 

- - Hartford, CT

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The people were awsome and informative. Payment was smooth and easy. Customer service was outstanding. The experience had my beautiful wife smiling from ear to ear. (She was flying the plane!!!!) 

- - Hartford

Hands on Flight 

4 stars

 Great instructor, lots of fun wish there was more air time - only lasted about 20 min 

- - Brainard field, Hartford, CT

Scenic Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

 Excellent instructor was great - really was "Hands On" I did everything!! 

- - Brainard road hartford ct

Hartford Hands-On Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 Having the opportunity of flying a plane has always been a dream for me. On July 21, 2012, I lived my dream as a reward for academic improvement. This was the greatest experience I have ever been through. The day couldn't have been better. The weather was outstanding, visibility was great. We were able to see the coast of Ct and up to Massachusetts while flying over Ct river. My instructor, Mike was a very generous gentleman, but most importantly, I learned something new that I wanted to learn how to do since I was five. Doing this hands on scenic flight will open up many doors for me because of the love I have over the Air Force and flying. I'm born to fly. Thank you to XPERIENCE DAYS all the members of the scenic flight at Premier Flight Academy of Hartford, especially my instructor, Mike. If there was an option of 1,000,000 (being best) for the rating, I would choose 1,000,000. Thanks again, Melia Boudreau AKA Pilot Malooga 13 years old 

- - Canton, CT

Hands-on Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 It was excellent! It was more than I could have expected. I got to take off and fly the plane. Of course I had help landing but it was an experience I will always remember. 

- - Hartford

Review 

2 stars

 Flight was fun but not exactly as described. Just walk in and get on the plane. Ride was roughly a half hour. Not much info given as to what you are looking at while flying. A fun experience but could be much better with a few improvements. A little training in the beginning would go a long way! 

- - NY

My Experience 

5 stars

 My wife gave this to me for my birthday and I loved it! I have ALWAYS wanted to do this! We will be doing it with my son for his birthday. THANK YOU!! 

- - Plymouth

Hands-On Flight 

5 stars

 What an experience, did a visual and then got in the pilot's seat, took off, flew the plane and landed it. It was one of the best gifts I ever received and I'm only 15. My Dad is so cool. 

- - Hartford, CT

Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford 

5 stars

 Was very beautiful day, nice visibility, instructor was great and let's me have plenty of experience to feel a fight. 

- - Dukalev

Scenic Flight Review 

4 stars

 Got this for my boyfriend as a birthday gift. He had a great time! Definitely recommend it. 

- - New York

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 It was a cloudy day but it was a thrill any way. The instructor was great and made me feel relaxed yet excited. I truly enjoyed the experience and hope to do it again some day. 

- - Mystic, Connecticut

Hands On Scenic Flight Feedback 

5 stars

 This experience was a birthday gift. The instructor was very thorough and experienced and made me feel comfortable. The actual flying was way more hands on than I anticipated. It was an unbelievable experience and I would recommend it everyone to experience hand on flying at least once. 

- - Harford CT

Hands On Flying 

5 stars

 It was a great experience! The instructor was very informative and patient. Would recommend him to friends and family. Thanks for a great experience and I would love to do it again. 

- - Brainard Airport

Hartford Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 My experience was great. The flight instructor was hands on and very knowledgeable. I would do it again and get it for a friend as well. The best part of the flight was I proposed to my girlfriend while up in the air. It was a day we both won't forget. 

- - Hartfort

Hartford Hands-On Flight 

5 stars

 That was a great event. I would recommend it to my friends. 

- - Stamford, CT

Flight Experience 

5 stars

 We love it. The teacher was amazing. He let me do the entire flight from Take Off to Landing! I could not beleive that he let me do so much actual flying. 

- - New York

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 I gave this flying lesson to my husband as an anniversary gift. He had a blast. I was also on the flight with him as a guest. Special thanks to Experience Days staff as well as the professionals at Premier Flight Center - we had an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do something different and have a great time. Thanks! 

- - Hartford, CT

Review of Experience 

5 stars

 This was an excellent experience. Everyone at the flght center was awesome. I couldn't have asked for a better flight instructor for my first flying experience. It was more than I had expected. Highly recommend the experience and specifically Premier Flight Center. 

- - Hartford, Ct

Hartford Experience was Fantastic 

5 stars

 I had a blast. My instructor was very knowledgeable. I felt safe and secure the entire time. I basically took the reigns for the majority of the experience and it was overall one of the coolest things I have done. I would definitely recommend this experience to a friend and I think I might start taking flying lessons full time! Thanks! 

- - Hartford, CT

Hans-On Flight Harford 

5 stars

 It was the greatest ! All of the staff made me feel comfortable and chatted with me for a bit before I started my experience. Very friendly, professional and down to earth individuals. Terry my flight instructor and pilot was absolutely outstanding in his instruction and throughout the entire flight . I didn't think I was going to be allowed to take off as part of the deal but when he said OK give it full throttle and pull back I knew this wasn't any old you can fly too program that made my day. You guys are the best. Ill be seeing all of you very soon thank you for helping make my birthday give such a success. 

- - Hartford, CT

Hartford Discovery Flight 

5 stars

 Best gift ever! I loved everything about it! Now I'm hooked and thinking of getting a private pilot license... 

- - Brooklyn

Hands On Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 I'd never heard of this before getting it as a gift. It was a great way to find out what goes on behind the scenes in a plane... I either did, or got a good explanation of every step from starting the engine through to parking. Way more hands on than I thought there would be. 

- - Clifton Park, NY

Flight Over Hartford 

5 stars

 This was a great experience. I was one of the first 5 hanggliders to fly off Avon Mtn. in Avon, CT. That was in 1976. I flew many times all over New England but have not been able to fly a hangglider since 1978. This was a great experience and the pilot was terrific! I will recommend this to everyone! 

- - Hartford

Scenic Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 Great Idea. Not scary at all. Very pleasant and enjoyable. Good idea even for girls. You should deff try it out. 

- - NYC

Hands-On Scenic Flight 

5 stars

 Great! The Intructor/pilot was great and lets you do as much or as little as you want. I'd urge anyone to give flying a try in some respects its easier than driving a car. (In others, not so much.) 

- - Longmeadow, MA

Hartford Hands On Flight 

5 stars

 I received this flight as a gift and it was great. It was truly a hands-on experience and I would recommend it to anyone with even the slightest interest in flying. 

- - Ridgefield, CT

Hands on Scenic Flight 

4 stars

 The staff was friendly and the flight was a lot of fun. Learned a lot about the aircraft and flying in general in a relatively short period of time. We would do it again! 

- - Queens, NY

Hartford Flight 

5 stars

 Fantastic gift. I got is as a pre-gift for my boyfriend who will be doing the dog fighting flights in October. This was just to hold him over until then so my expectations were not that high. We loved it, our pilot was very nice and even let Wilson ' fly' a bit. We had never been to Hartford and loved the beautiful City,even had a picnic next to the River after the flight. There is a Park only 3 minutes away from the airport... 

- - Manhattan

Hands On Scenic Flight 

4 stars

 I purchased this gift as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and it was truly a wonderful experience for both of us!! Very good value for money and the staff were very welcoming and courteous. The only problem was the driving directions I obtained via google were incorrect so I had to call en route which was inconvenient but I would do it again for sure!!! 

- - Queens, NY

Question: If I purchase the Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford for my husband will he actually get a chance to fly? Can I go with him and take pictures?

Answer: Yes, this is hands on experience where the participant gets to take controls of the plane. The pilot will takeoff and land, however once in the air the participant will be able to spend the majority of time at the controls. One guest is able to join the Scenic Flight. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 475 lbs.)

Question: Hi Where in Hartford Ct. does this take place ?

Answer: The Scenic Flight from Hartford leaves from Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Question: What happens if there is poor weather on the day of my reservation? Can I get a refund?

Answer: If your flight is cancelled for weather you may reschedule directly through the service provider. Experience Days certificates are non-refundable and no changes can be made to this activity less than 14 days from your confirmed date.

Question: I would like to get this for my brothers birthday, however he lives in New York. He does not drive, he lives in Manhattan and I just want to check he will be able to get the subway to this place?

Answer: Unfortunately the Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford is not accessible via public transportation. Participants would need to drive to the airport in Hartford.

Question: I'd like to purchase this for my husband who weighs about 240 lbs. Is he eligible to fly the plane? If I go with him, our total weight will not exceed the 475 lb. limit.

Answer: The plane used in the Hands-On Scenic Flight: Hartford experience has a per seat weight limit of 225 pounds. Even if both passengers combined weight less than 475lbs. This is for safety and they are very strict about the weight limits.

Question: Can only US citizens participate in this experience? What if you have a valid passport and visa?

Answer: Unfortunately only US citizens may take part in this lesson. Participants of this experience must provide state licensed photo identification as well as either a Birth certificate, a Naturalization certificate or a Citizenship certificate on the day of their flight.