Flight Lesson Over New York

Learn To Fly a Plane Over Long Island or Westchester County NY

5 stars rating 53 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant
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$182

Flight Lesson Over New York

Learn To Fly a Plane Over Long Island or Westchester County NY

5 stars rating 53 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

Learn the basics of aviation and take the controls of a Cessna 172 during this Introductory Flight Lesson from the Republic Airport in Farmingdale Long Island, or the Westchester County Airport in West Harrison, NY. Your Discovery Flight begins with 15 minutes of ground instruction during which your Certified Flight Instructor will go over all of the aircraft controls and safety procedures.

After you taxi this light aircraft down the runway, it'll finally be time for take-off! Once in the air, you will spend 30 minutes learning how to maneuver the controls of the aircraft as you fly over Farmingdale and Nassau County or Westchester County. While in flight, remember to keep an eye out for the magnificent views of the New York City skyline in the distance.

Whether you're looking to begin a new hobby or you want to see what it’s like to fly an airplane, you’ll be able to say that you’ve piloted an aircraft during one of the most exciting experience gifts in New York - the five start rated Scenic Discovery Flight Lesson over Long Island or Westchester.

Who Who
The Flight Lesson Over New York Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for guests to join you on the flight; but, you may bring spectators to the airport to watch your Long Island Discovery Flight Lesson.

LocationLocation
New York, Farmingdale (Republic Airport)
New York, West Harrison (Westchester County Airport)

When When
The New York Into Flight Lessons are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

duration Duration
The Flying Lessons includes 15 minutes of ground instruction and flight length of 30 minutes with a total duration of approximately 1 hour, unless an Extended Flight Option is selected.

Weather Weather
The Discovery Flight Lessons may be cancelled by the Instructor due to severe weather such as high winds, fog or heavy rain. If the Flight Lesson is cancelled by the Instructor, it will be rescheduled by the Flight School.

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
Flight time logged can count towards training in the future should the participant pursue their Pilot's Licence.

The Discovery Flight will take place in a Cessna 172. Participation is limited to individuals 14 years of age or older weighing less than 250lbs. 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.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1186-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Flight Lesson Over New York Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

Price Price: $182


Who Who:
The Flight Lesson Over New York Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for guests to join you on the flight; but, you may bring spectators to the airport to watch your Long Island Discovery Flight Lesson.


When When:
The New York Into Flight Lessons are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The Flying Lessons includes 15 minutes of ground instruction and flight length of 30 minutes with a total duration of approximately 1 hour, unless an Extended Flight Option is selected.


Weather Weather:
The Discovery Flight Lessons may be cancelled by the Instructor due to severe weather such as high winds, fog or heavy rain. If the Flight Lesson is cancelled by the Instructor, it will be rescheduled by the Flight School.


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:

Flight time logged can count towards training in the future should the participant pursue their Pilot's Licence.

The Discovery Flight will take place in a Cessna 172. Participation is limited to individuals 14 years of age or older weighing less than 250lbs. 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.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1186-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Flight Lesson Over New York Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

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


Fantastic - Better than imagined 

5 stars

 First of all I can't say enough about the pilot/flight instructor Jake, he didn't hesitate to answer my many questions. He was clear and purposeful in all that he did and made it a great experience. As for the flight, from the pre-flight checks which I participated in, to taxiing down to runway take of position was awesome. He got us off the ground and explained things along the way and at the practice area handed over the controls. It was by far the coolest thing I've ever done and I am in no way shape or form a couch potato, even at 60yrs old... If you are thinking about doing this, Go for it!! 

- - Republic Airport, Long Island, NY

Outstanding 

5 stars

 My wife gave me the Experience Gift for Christmas. From the beginning I sensed my instructor loved flying and was enthusiastic about my flying lesson. She answered all of my questions and her instructions were clear. She allowed me to fly the entire time we were in the air. The lesson was just this past October and the foliage was at its peak. 

- - Ossining, NY

Initial Flight 

5 stars

 It was an exhilarating experience. I have flown many times but having the ability to control was exciting. The instruction was excellent. 

- - Cold Spring Harbor NY

Flight Lesson Over Long Island 

5 stars

 Excellent experience! 

- - New York

Flight experience 

5 stars

 I enjoyed fligth lesson very much. Instructor was very good. I would like to repeat this experience. 

- - Farmingdale

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 Instructor was great! 

- - Farmingdale, NY

Flying Lesson 

4 stars

 Great instructor, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Fantastic experience. 

- - Farmingdale, LI

Flight Over Long Island 

5 stars

 Knowing I've always wanted to learn how to fly, my wife bought me this experience as a Christmas present last year. I was finally able to redeem the gift card the first weekend of August. It was an amazing time, both for the experience of flying a plane and for the fantastic views. While the pilot/trainer could have been a little more thorough in his explanations and instruction, he answered all of my questions and let me fly as much as I wanted. I definitely recommend it for anybody! 

- - Farmingdale, NY

Flight Lesson Review 

3 stars

 The description of the offering is misleading. You don't spend 30 or 60 minutes in the air....just in the aircraft with the engine running. I spent 35 of my 60 minutes on the ground waiting for clearance to take off. I rate that 1 out of 5. That only left 25 minutes in the air. I rate that 5 out of 5. The overall experience, was incredible while airborne, but fell way short of expectations due to ground congestion at Farmingdale airport - Saturday 7/27. 

- - Port Washington, NY

Long Island Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 I had an incredible experience flying over and around the airport the instructor was both informative and knowledgeable and will consider taking future lessons. 

- - Farmingdale NY

Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

 My flight lesson was great. Flight Instructor Hans was very professional. He explained everything in detail and taught me how to make a few turns. Recommend to anyone interested in learning more about planes or going for a license. Ask many questions, these guys really know what they're talking about. Thanks! 

- - Farmingdale, Long Island, NY

Flight Over LI 

4 stars

 The experience was once in a lifetime thrilling! I felt safe throughout the entire time in the aircraft. The only thing that could have made it better was if the trainer was more interested in being there. The incessant yawning and the scant instruction was a little disappointing. Other than this I was excited to be there so I didn't let that stop me from enjoying the moment highly recommend but with another trainer. 

- - FARMINGDALE

Fly an Airplane...CHECK 

5 stars

 My husband has always wanted to be a pilot, but never pursued it. I bought him this experience as an anniversary gift and we took the flight over the weekend. It was not in the plan for me to go with him, but for an additional $50 they let me sit in the back seat. I was glad to do it with him and see how excited he was. The plane is small so it was a little nerve-racking for me, but worth it. 

- - Long Island

Childhood dream 

4 stars

 This flight was everything I had hoped for. The skies cleared up and it was beautiful and moderately windy. The wind juggled the plane some but that was half the fun! :D I got to experience Negative G-forces that roller coasters can't compete with and got to take in an incredible view. 5/5 for the experience. The flight school loses a star due to an error in rescheduling. Originally I had my flight date changed to to heavy snow which is fine. Then they booked two people for the same time slot so I had my flight date changed again to a work day which was an inconvenience. 

- - Rupublic Airport, Long Island, NY

Great 

5 stars

 I had a great time, the instructor was great and took his time to explain everything, I could have chosen the flight direction, help with take off, control the plane in the air and had some input with landing, all around great feeling and time, would recomend to anyone :-) 

- - West Babylon NY

Long Island Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

 I had a great time. The instructor was professional and knowledgeable. It was truly an amazing experience and I will recomend it to friends. Thank you 

- - Republic Airport Farmingdale, NY

Flying Lesson Long Island 

4 stars

 Excellent experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly I highly recommend this instruction whether your looking to just cruise around the sky's of Long Island or if you want to continue towards a private pilots license. 

- - Long Island

Long Island Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The flight lesson was superb. I learned the basics of flying and had a lot of hands-on practice. The flight instructor, Remy, was very helpful, kind, and fun. He made the experience much more fun! 

- - Famingdale, NY

Nice birthday gift but.. 

3 stars

 The idea was amazing for a birthday gift but we picked the wrong day. I was scheduled at 12.40pm but I started at 1.45pm The instructor was good but I flew for 8 minutes only after all this delay. The airport was busy but I felt it was unfair that this time is counted while you are waiting for take off !!It is expensive for 8 minutes flight. 

- - Long Island

Flying lesson 

5 stars

 The experience was great and so much fun. The instructor was a very nice guy who explained everything in detail but most importantly he kept it fun. 

- - Farmingdale, NY

Flight Lesson Over Long Island 

5 stars

 INSTRUCTOR WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND IF I WERE TO GO AGAIN I WILL ONLY ASK FOR HIM. 

- - REPUBLIC AIRPORT

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 'First Lesson' was an excellent experience. Flight instructor, Franck Budzynski, was very accomodating, friendly and professional. I have become convinced, as a result, that I want to obtain my private pilot license. 

- - Farmingdale, Long Island

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 It was great. 

- - Farmingdale Long Island

Flight Lesson 

4 stars

 A great experience. I completely enjoyed the lesson and felt very confident with the instructor. I would recommend the experience. 

- - Republic Airport

Flight Lession Review 

5 stars

 My flight lesson with the Academy of Aviation in Long Island was amazing. The entire staff was very helpful and even let me reschedule the day-of when my LIRR train was late. The pilot was friendly and knowledgeable. I will remember this for the rest of my life! I got to fly a plane! How many people can say that's what they did with their Saturday afternoon? 

- - Republic Airport

Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

 I had an amazing time during my Flight Lesson. The pilot was great at personalizing the flight lesson to fit my intentions. Was one of the best things I've done and I am looking forward to one day coming back for round 2! 

- - Long Island

Famingdale Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 It was a perfect day for the flight lesson, sunny, no clouds. The Academy of Aviation seemed well managed, nice receptionist, inviting functional rooms. The flight instructor in my case was Franck and he did an amazing job. I didn't expect much, I have never been crazy about flying and this lesson was a birthday gift. But I really had an awesome experience and would definitely recommend it. The location is perfect too. We flew above Jones Beach and the views from up there over the Long Island coast were unbelievable, and you could even see the Manhattan skyline far away. 

- - NY

Flight over Long Island 

4 stars

 I thought it was a wonderful and unique experience to learn from a pilot the procedures and preparation that is required before each flight. I would have liked to be actual up in the air for a longer period of time. 

- - Nanuet, NY

An eXcellent eExperience 

5 stars

 I am now seriously considering going for my pilots license thanks to this experience. 

- - Farmingdale NY

Flying lessons 

5 stars

 My wonderful wife knowing my love for aviation bought me flying lessons as a valentines day gift and I can't wait to take to the sky's. Is it wrong that after I take my first flight that I tell people to refer to me as captain Everett? 

- - JFK

Farmingdale Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 The most amazing birthday gift I got my entire life. It was a absolute thrill piloting a plane over the south shore of Long Island. I will for sure return for another flight. It was a perfect and clear day with a view for miles!!!! Next time I will do the extra time because it way too much fun for just a half hour!!! 

- - New York

Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

 Great Day, Great Instructor, Great Flight, Great Time. What else is there to say! 

- - Farmingdale NY

Very Good Flight 

5 stars

 Good instructor. 

- - United States

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 Raymond Meaney was a great flight instructor, and I had one of the best experiences ever. It made me want to save money and take more lessons to acquire a private license. 

- - Farmingdale, NY

Flight Lesson Over Long Island 

5 stars

 Staff were very friendly and made me feel at ease, they asked my wife if she wanted to join me, despite the conditions stating that was not possible so she came up with us and that made the whole experience even better. 10/10 

- - Greenwich, CT

Flight Lesson 

2 stars

 The flight lesson was okay. Not really what I expected as we only took off and flew about 1100 feet in the air. 

- - Republic Airport

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 Absolutely unbelievable. I would do it again in a heartbeat. 

- - Farmingdale

Amazing Experience! 

5 stars

 The flight that I've got as a present for my birthday was amazing. I was controlling the plae most of the time. The pilot was a very nice Russian guy who shown me some tricks and made that experience fun. The time of the fligh was half an hour. Much longer than any helicopter tour. Over all it was a very cool present for birthday! 

- - New York

Review 

5 stars

 Great Time! 

- - Republic Airport

Flight Lesson Long Island 

5 stars

 It was an awesome experience. It was a birthday gift and it was a life time memorable experience. I loved it. I was bit nervous but my instructor Paul was really great. It's really fun and exciting. 

- - Long Island

My Experience 

5 stars

 It was an amazing experience, I have even consider taking flying lessons. 

- - Long Island

Flying lesson was great! 

5 stars

 It was a fantastic experience! My instructor Paul treated me like a student pilot, not a passenger. I had the controls for everything but landings and takeoffs, which was fine with me. I would love to return and take lessons someday. 

- - Farmingdale, NY

L.I. Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 My son and I took an one hour introductory flight lesson. It was a wonderful experience. The instructor was very competent and friendly. The sites from over the south shore were extraordinary. I highly recommend this experience gift. 

- - Long Island

Flying Lesson Long Island 

5 stars

 Fantastic experience. Flight instructor was superb and the entire experience was exhilarating and rewarding. The only negative was that we paid for additional time but it was not made clear how short that would be. 

- - NYC

Long Island Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 I received this as a gift for my 40th birthday- it was the most memorable gift I have received. The instructor was informative, thorough, and put me completely at ease. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a sincerely special adventure that they will never forget. 

- - Glen Cove, NY

Flying Lesson 

4 stars

 Great experience! Good for anyone who enjoys aviation, has ever had an interest in pursuing their own pilot's license, or ever wonder what it would be like to actually fly a plane. 

- - Long Beach

Best Gift To Date!!! 

5 stars

 Best B'Day gift ever!!! There aren't enough words to describe the experience. My instructor Robert Lutz was really awesome and made the experience lot more enjoyable. He let me control the plane for the most part including take-off. It's a must have experience...!!! 

- - Long Island

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 Absolutely fantastic. Flight instructor Billy was superb. I never expected to have been doing the flying at the controls that I did. Makes you want to go on for your license. Thanks 

- - Long Island

Long Island Flight Lesson 

5 stars

 Best birthday gift I have received. That says something since I am 70 years old. 

- - Republic airport

Best Christmas Gift Ever 

5 stars

 I got this from my girlfriend for Christmas and I have spent the two days since my flight looking for more lessons! It was amazing and it's worth spending a little extra for the full hour! 

- - New York city

Flight Lesson LI 

5 stars

 Amazing!!! I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend's bday, he absolutely loved it. The instructor (Bill Mercader) was really cool and very knowledgeable. I think he helped the experience exceed our expectations. We are actully considering gettin a pilot license. 

- - Long Island Aviation Academy

Flight Lesson Long Island 

5 stars

 I gave this gift to my husband for our First Valentines' as husband and wife. He absolutely 'loved' it. His flight instructor Billy was great! The entire staff was amazing! Definitely recommend this experience! Thank you for a wonderful Valentines Day both for me and my husband it was truly priceless! 

- - E. Massapequa, NY

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

 This lesson was a birthday gift for my wife. Everything was organized and carried out better than expected. She (my wife) returned amazed. What else can I wish for! Thank You 

- - Long Island

Question: How many people are allowed in the plane? Can I go with my wife during her flight lesson?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York is only suitable for the pilot and the participant taking the lesson. Additional guest are not allowed in the aircraft at the time of the lesson. You may bring a guest to the airport with you to take pictures or video, however they will need to stay in a designated area.

Question: I wanted to purchase this flight lesson for my boyfriend, but need to check the location in Long Island first. (so I know how far away it is from NYC)?

Answer: Our Flight Lesson over New York has two locations. Republican Airport in Farmingdale, NY and Westechester Airport, in White Plains, NY.

Question: How long is the in flight portion of the lesson and will I get an opportunity to actually fly the aircraft?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York has a flight time of 30 to 45 minutes and does include hands on time flying the plane. Flight time is defined by the FAA as chocks-away to chocks-under, which includes taxi time plus airborne time, i.e. wheels-off to wheels-on. Except for the take off and landing you'll be able to take over the flight controls as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. There are options to add additional flight time from the options menu above the 'Add to Cart' button.

Question: My boyfriend is definitely under 300 lbs, but I'm not sure how much he exceeds 250 lbs. Can you please inform me about weight limitations for the Flight Lesson Over New York?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York will take place in a Cessna 172. Participation is limited to individuals 14 years of age or older weighing less than 250lbs. Individuals that weigh more than 250lbs not eligible to participate.

Question: What days are the flight lessons offered?

Answer: The Long Island Flight Lesson is offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights may be scheduled between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Reservations require a 14 day advance notice.

Question: You say on your website that this experience is not suitable for guests; however, if I purchase two tickets can both individuals ride in the plane at the same time?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York is only available for one participant. If you purchase two Certificates the participants may schedule the flights back to back but not together.

Question: My boyfriend is here on a student visa from Brazil. Will he be able to take this lesson even though he is not a United States citizen?

Answer: Yes, he may take the fight lesson even if he is not a US Citizen. Participants are required show Government issued Photo ID. He will therefore need to bring along his Passport.

Question: I want to purchase this gift for my husband for Father's Day and my girlfriend wants to get one for her husband as well. Can they both book for the same day but go with separate instructors?

Answer: Yes, this is possible. Typically the participants are able to take part in the ground instruction portion of the flight lesson together. Following this portion of the lesson they will then take to the skies on separate flights either at the same time or back to back depending upon availability. Plus, you may join your husbands at the airport to take pictures before and after the flying lesson.

Question: What happens if the flight lesson is cancelled due to weather?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York may be cancelled by the instructor due to severe weather such as high winds, fog or heavy rain. If the flight lesson is cancelled by the instructor, it will be rescheduled by the flight school.

Question: Is it possible to extend the included instructional time from 15 min to 30 min?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York can be extended to a 60 or 90 minute lesson for an additional cost. The ground instruction will only be 15 minutes long, however the participant will continue to receive instruction while in the air.

Question: What type of plane is used for the flight lesson?

Answer: The Flight Lesson Over New York takes place in a Cessna 172.

Question: I am looking to purchase this for my boyfriend for Valentines Day, he's never done this before and I was wondering if you need to have any experience or a specific license to be able to fly the plane?

Answer: The participant does not need to have a pilots license in order to take the lesson. This lesson is designed to be an introductory lesson for the first time flyer. The discovery flight begins with 15 minutes of ground instruction, during which a Certified Flight Instructor will go over all of the aircraft controls and safety procedures. Once in the air, he will spend 30 minutes learning how to maneuver the controls of the aircraft as they fly over Farmingdale and Nassau County.

Question: Will we be able to fly over my office in Manhattan? I'd love to buzz my co-workers!

Answer: Unfortunately because of air space restrictions and congestion you cannot fly over New York City.