Chicago First Flight Lesson

Learn To Fly a Plane Over Chicagoland on a Discovery Flight Lesson

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Join the elite few who have actually piloted an aircraft during this exciting hands-on Introductory Flight Lesson! During this 1½ hour airborne adventure, you will work with your own personal FAA Certified Flight Instructor, who will walk you through all the things a real pilot does before, during, and after a typical flight.

At the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, IL you will meet with your 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.

The Chicago First Flight Lesson Xperience Certificate® is for one participant.

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

Illinois, Wheeling

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.

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.

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

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

Additional Information
A certificate of completion, suitable for framing, with the logged hours, signed by their Certified Flight Instructor 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 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.

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


Cancellation Policy
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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Please use Add to Cart to purchase a Gift Certificate For this experience. More Info How Experience Gifts Work To make a reservation at the time of purchase call (866) 973-7436

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