Chicago First Flight Lesson

Take the Controls and Learn to Fly a Plane Over Chicagoland on a 30 Minute Discovery Lesson

Chicago Discovery Flight Lesson Options (optional):
  • 30 Minute Chicago Flight Lesson For Two Enjoy this Fist Foray into Flight with a Guest during a 30 Minute Hands-On Flying Lesson.

    + $61 Total: $230
  • 60 Minute Chicago Flight Lesson Enjoy a full 60 Minutes of flying time and enjoy views of all that Chicago has to offer on this Downtown Flying Adventure.

    + $88 Total: $257
  • 60 Minute Chicago Flight Lesson For Two Enjoy a full 60 Minutes of flying time and enjoy views of all that Chicago has to offer on this Downtown Flying Adventure for two.

    + $143 Total: $312
  • 90 Minute Chicago Flight Lesson Enjoy a full 90 Minutes of flying time and enjoy views Lake Geneva and northern Illinois including a stop for lunch. (Meal not included.)

    + $253 Total: $422
  • 90 Minute Chicago Flight Lesson For Two Enjoy a full 90 Minutes of flying time together and enjoy views Lake Geneva and northern Illinois including a stop for lunch. (Meal not included.)

    + $308 Total: $477

About This Experience

General Information hide

Join the elite few who have actually piloted an aircraft during this exciting hands-on Introductory Flight Lesson! During this airborne adventure you will be challenged by your instructor to do all the things a real pilot does before, during, and after a typical flight.

The excitement begins at Chicago’s top rated Flight School in Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL. There you will meet with your FAA Certified Flight 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!

Where It's Located hide

  • Wheeling, Illinois

Who Is Included hide

Participants
The Chicago First Flight Lesson Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless a guest option is added.

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

When It Is Offered hide

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.

How Long Is It hide

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 1½ hours, unless an Extended Flight Lesson Option is selected.

Weather hide

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

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably in layers and for the season as you will be outside during the ground lesson. The aircraft is heated but not air-conditioned. Flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for this aerial adventure, and heels and opened toes shoes are not allowed.

Additional Information hide

A signed certificate of completion, suitable for framing, with the logged hours 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 12 years of age and older 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.

There is a lounge area available for friends and family that offers cable television, popcorn and vending machines with a wide selection of goodies.

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

ITEM/SKU NUMBER: XD-1392-001

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Reservation Information hide

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.

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