Flight Lesson Over Long Island
Learn To Fly a Plane Over Long Island During a Discovery Flight Lesson
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 on Long Island, 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. By the end of ground school, it's time to start the engine!
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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.
ITEM/SKU NUMBER XD-1186-001
Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.
I enjoyed fligth lesson very much. Instructor was very good. I would like to repeat this experience.
- Aleksandr Zamanskiy - Farmingdale, Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Instructor was great!
- Robert K. Lewis - Farmingdale, NY, Monday, September 09, 2013
Great instructor, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Fantastic experience.
- Diane Eckerle - Farmingdale, LI, Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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!
- JM - Farmingdale, NY, Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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.
- George Castrissiades Sr - Port Washington, NY, Thursday, August 01, 2013
I had an incredible experience flying over and around the airport the instructor was both informative and knowledgeable and will consider taking future lessons.
- Felix Moreno - Farmingdale NY, Friday, July 05, 2013
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!
- RL - Farmingdale, Long Island, NY, Monday, June 24, 2013
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.
- HERMAN KELLNER - FARMINGDALE, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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.
- Lindsay - Long Island, Monday, April 15, 2013
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.
- Brian Borrero - Rupublic Airport, Long Island, NY, Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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 :-)
- Patrick Makuch - West Babylon NY, Thursday, December 06, 2012
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
- Robert Reynolds - Republic Airport Farmingdale, NY, Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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.
- Joseph OBrien - Long Island, Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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!
- Marisa Cornejo - Famingdale, NY, Thursday, October 18, 2012
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.
- G - Long Island, Monday, October 08, 2012
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.
- Rob Guglielmo - Farmingdale, NY, Monday, September 10, 2012
INSTRUCTOR WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND IF I WERE TO GO AGAIN I WILL ONLY ASK FOR HIM.
- CHARLES GENNARO - REPUBLIC AIRPORT, Friday, August 24, 2012
'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.
- Rene Alejandro Lozano - Farmingdale, Long Island, Saturday, August 18, 2012
It was great.
- Larry Lim - Farmingdale Long Island, Friday, August 03, 2012
A great experience. I completely enjoyed the lesson and felt very confident with the instructor. I would recommend the experience.
- Tom Leiser - Republic Airport, Monday, July 30, 2012
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?
- Ashly Priest - Republic Airport, Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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!
- Alyssa - Long Island, Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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.
- Armin - NY, Friday, May 25, 2012
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.
- Regina - Nanuet, NY, Saturday, May 12, 2012
I am now seriously considering going for my pilots license thanks to this experience.
- Paul Torre - Farmingdale NY, Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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?
- Scott Everett - JFK, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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!!!
- Tony Geiger - New York, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Great Day, Great Instructor, Great Flight, Great Time. What else is there to say!
- Michael Stanisz - Farmingdale NY, Sunday, October 30, 2011
- RAYMOND BALLEREAU - United States, Monday, October 03, 2011
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.
- Oscar - Farmingdale, NY, Monday, August 29, 2011
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
- Stuart Robertson - Greenwich, CT, Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The flight lesson was okay. Not really what I expected as we only took off and flew about 1100 feet in the air.
- Adalberto Diaz - Republic Airport, Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Absolutely unbelievable. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
- John - Farmingdale, Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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!
- Arie - New York, Wednesday, June 01, 2011
- Albert - Republic Airport, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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.
- Touhid Ali - Long Island, Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It was an amazing experience, I have even consider taking flying lessons.
- Robert Medina - Long Island, Thursday, March 31, 2011
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.
- Bob Gurske - Farmingdale, NY, Thursday, March 17, 2011
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.
- John Delaney - Long Island, Friday, November 26, 2010
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.
- Jeffrey Katz - NYC, Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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.
- Cara-Mier apone - Glen Cove, NY, Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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.
- Tom - Long Beach, Saturday, September 18, 2010
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...!!!
- Karan Parikh - Long Island, Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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
- Barry Ruderman - Long Island, Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Best birthday gift I have received. That says something since I am 70 years old.
- Barry Ruderman - Republic airport, Wednesday, May 05, 2010
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!
- Rob - New York city, Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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.
- Charlena - Long Island Aviation Academy, Saturday, April 03, 2010
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!
- Jenny Green-Perez - E. Massapequa, NY, Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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
- Eugene Shifer - Long Island, Thursday, January 21, 2010
Question: What is the exact address of this airport?
What is included in the gift pack?
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island takes place at the Republic Airport. Once you have a confirmed reservation we will send you an email with all of the information you will need for the day of the flight. This will include the flight schools name and contact information, address and any additional information you might need. When you purchase an Xperience Certificate® or Xperience Choice Certificate® the Gift Pack will include: A Personalized Gift Message A Colorful Description of the Gift A Guide to the Certificate Redemption & Reservation Process
Question: I am looking to purchase this for my boyfriend for valentines day, hes never done this before and I was wondering if you need to have 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: Is there a way to ride with flight student and instructor for an additional fee?
Answer: The Introductory Long Island Flight Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. 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. Unfortunately this flight school does not allow guests in the plane during the lesson.
Question: how long is this experience day valid for?
Answer: Xperience Days gift cards are valid for one year from the issue date at the original purchase price. After that time they can still be used however, they must be redeemed with us over the phone and if there is any increase in price from the original purchase price, the redeemer will be responsible for the price difference.
Question: I am would like to purchase this experience but I do not see anywhere what type of plane it is we would be using.
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island experience takes place in a Cessna 172.
Question: Is it possible to extend the included instructional time from 15 min to 30 min?
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island can be extended to a 60 or 90 minute flight time 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: I am looking to book this for my husband in late April and have a few questions
1- is it possible for me to be in the plane while he rides?
2- do you have others locales where this is possible?
3- how much is the extneded flight?
Answer: The Introductory Long Island Flight Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. This experience is not suitable for guests to join on the flight; but, the participant may bring spectators to the airport to watch their Long Island Discovery Flight Lesson. The extended flight options on the Long Island lesson are as follows: Add an additional thirty minutes of flight time to your Scenic Flight Lesson over Nassau County and enjoy a total of 60 minutes in the air over Long Island. The total cost for the 60 minute flight is $199. Add an additional sixty minutes of flight time to your Scenic Flight Lesson over Nassau County and enjoy a total of 90 minutes in the air over Long Island. The total cost of the 90 minute flight is $299. The Flight Lesson In Northern New Jersey Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. However, you may invite one guest to join you for your Flying Lesson. (The maximum combined weight of both passengers may not exceed 375lbs.) You can view this experience via the following link: http://www.xperiencedays.com/Flight_Lesson_New_Jersey.html
Question: I would like to know how the weather influences the flight. I mean, I'll be in NY in April, and there may be a light rain, for example.
Also, what would happen in case there are no conditions to fly?
Answer: The Flight Lesson over Long Island 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: Will he actually get to fly and be in control of the plane or merely a passenger while the pilot operates the plane?
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island experience is an introductory flight lesson that provides the participant with 15 minutes of ground instruction, followed by a 30 minute of hands on flight time. 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. By the end of ground school, it's time to start the engine! 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.
Question: I want to purchase this gift for my husband for Christmas & my girlfriend wants to also get it for her husband can they both book for the same day but go with separate instructors.
Answer: It is possible to book two flight lessons on the same day depending on availability. When they are ready to book, we would be happy to check with the flight school and see what options they have available. Typically they will try to arrange it so that the participants would be able to do the ground instruction together, and then go up on seperate flights.
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: To participate in the Flight Lesson Over Long Island experience, he must be able to present a valid government issued photo ID. A drivers license or passport would work.
Question: HI- im thinking about getting this for my husband. What is extra if i buy the extended flight? is it longer time in the air?
Answer: The Long Island Flying Lesson 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. The extended flight options will allow you to increase that flight time to 60 or 90 minutes.
Question: You say on your website that this experience is not meant to bring guests; however, if I purchase two tickets can both individuals ride in the plane at the same time.
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island is only available for one participant. If you purchase two Certificates they participants may enjoy the flights back to back but not together. We do offer a Flight Lesson in New Jersery where the participant may bring a guest. You may view the details via the following link: New Jersey Flight Lesson.
Question: My question is what are the days or holidays that you offer flight lessons?
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: I wanted to know if the person I am buying this for will actually get to do any of the flying himself? Or if he will just be sitting next to the pilot?
Answer: The Flight Lesson Over Long Island is a hands on experience where participants will actually take the controls of the plane and learn to fly.
Question: My boyfriend is definitely under 300 lbs, but I'm not sure how much he exceeds 250 lbs. I'd be happy if you can inform me about this weight limitation?
Answer: The Long Island Flight Lesson 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.
I just wanted to know the exact location of this flight lesson.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry.
The Long Island Flight Lesson takes place from 7150 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Question: I would like to know if the flight time is including hands on experience as in flying the plane?
Answer: The Long Island Flight Lesson has an actual flight time of 30 to 45 minutes and does include hands on time flying the plane.
Question: Can you tell me if the in-flight time for the $129 (45 min) experience includes the person actually flying the plane (i.e. steering, adjusting things etc) OR is the participant sitting next to the pilot watching and listening?
Also - if I were to add on the 60min extended time to the package, does this mean the total experience is (60 min) or 45 + 60?
Answer: The Long Island Flight Lesson Experience includes 15 minutes of ground instruction and flight time of 30 to 45 minutes. During this time the participant will be taking the controls of the plane, with an intructor seated next to them at all times.
Also - if I were to add on the 60min extended time to the package, does this mean the total experience is (60 min) or 45 + 60?
The 60 mins lesson extends the flight time to a total of 60 minutes.
Question: Hello there,
I wanted to purchase this flight lesson for my boyfriend but wanted to check the location in Long Island (so I know how far away it is from NYC)?
Answer: Our Long Island Flight Lesson takes place out of the Republican Airport in Farmingdale, NY.
Question: how many people allowed in the plane? can i go with my wife at same time?
Answer: Our Long Island Flight Lesson 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. However, you may bring a guest to the site with you to take pictures or video, however they will need to stay in a designated area as the plane is in the air.
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