Flight Lesson Over Long Island

Learn To Fly a Plane Over Long Island During a Discovery Flight Lesson

5 stars 49 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 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!

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 manuever the controls of the aircraft as you fly over Farmingdale and Nassau 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 Scenic Flight Lesson Long Island.

Who
The Introductory Long Island Flight Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

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.

Location
New York, Farmingdale

When
The Long Island Into 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.

Duration
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.

Weather
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.

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

Additional Information
The Long Island 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.

ITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1186-001

Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Introductory Long Island Flight Lesson require seven (7) days advance notice.

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

Flight experience 

5 stars

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

- - Farmingdale, Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

Instructor was great! 

- - Farmingdale, NY, Monday, September 09, 2013

Flying Lesson 

4 stars

Great instructor, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Fantastic experience. 

- - Farmingdale, LI, Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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, Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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, Thursday, August 01, 2013

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, Friday, July 05, 2013

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, Monday, June 24, 2013

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, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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, Monday, April 15, 2013

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, Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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, Thursday, December 06, 2012

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, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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, Thursday, October 18, 2012

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, Monday, October 08, 2012

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, Monday, September 10, 2012

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, Friday, August 24, 2012

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, Saturday, August 18, 2012

Flying Lesson 

5 stars

It was great. 

- - Farmingdale Long Island, Friday, August 03, 2012

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, Monday, July 30, 2012

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, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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, Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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, Friday, May 25, 2012

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, Saturday, May 12, 2012

An eXcellent eXperience 

5 stars

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

- - Farmingdale NY, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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, Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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, Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flight Lesson Review 

5 stars

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

- - Farmingdale NY, Sunday, October 30, 2011

Very Good Flight 

5 stars

Good instructor. 

- - United States, Monday, October 03, 2011

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, Monday, August 29, 2011

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, Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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, Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flight Lesson 

5 stars

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

- - Farmingdale, Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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, Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Review 

5 stars

Great Time! 

- - Republic Airport, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Experience 

5 stars

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

- - Long Island, Thursday, March 31, 2011

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, Thursday, March 17, 2011

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, Friday, November 26, 2010

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, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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, Saturday, September 18, 2010

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, Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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, Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Long Island Flight Lesson 

5 stars

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

- - Republic airport, Wednesday, May 05, 2010

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, Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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, Saturday, April 03, 2010

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, Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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, Thursday, January 21, 2010

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