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See New Orleans from a different altitude!

Flight Academy is proud to be located in one of the most unique, authentic, and mysterious cities in the US, New Orleans. It is our desire to capture the heart and soul of the city that we call home from the sky. In the city shaped like a crescent, it gets tricky finding your way around. Let us put it all in perspective for you. From the bayou to the Dome, from the river to the lake, from the cemeteries to the mouth of the river, from the Quarter to the Spanish Plaza, you can capture it all in one flight. Come see your favorite local landmarks, neighborhoods, and other cultural gems from different altitude!


Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly! If you're not trying to redeem a previous purchase, but would like to purchase one of the tours on this page directly, please complete and return the following form and agreement: Reservation Form | Agreement

* Cameras allowed and recommended. Get some of the most unbelievable pictures!

Tours are conducted seven days a week between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. An additional fee of $100 applies to any request for a reservation after normal hours, except for the Big Easy Lights at Night. Fuel surcharge may apply.


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purchase terms & policies


We know you may have more questions, and we have answers! We are happy to answer any question if you contact us, but you may find the answers right here.

Services: All flights/tours/lessons are conducted in comfortable, airworthy airplanes; NOT helicopters. Aircraft is not wheelchair accessible.

Refunds & Exchanges: Refunds and exchanges are not permitted. All sales are final. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded because your space is being guaranteed at the event. In addition, when purchasing a flight as a gift or for another traveler, no refunds will be given under any circumstance.

Rescheduling: Unless otherwise stated in purchase, Flight Academy requires a 72 hour notice to reschedule without charge, within the limitation of third party purchase agreements when applicable. If we are not provided sufficient notice, client forfeits the full amount of their payment and/or voucher and any additional upgrades purchased. At the time of your order FANO removes the availability of tickets/planes from your chosen time from our inventory, reducing the number of flights available that day. While this allows our customers the benefit of a guaranteed experience it prevents us from overselling or reselling in the event that you do not attend your chosen flight time.

Late Arrival: There is a 10 minute grace period after your scheduled flight time. For late shows beyond 10 minutes, we cannot guarantee the full time reserved, and we reserve the right to reduce your flight by the time delayed.

Weather: The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions.In the event of a unique weather event, Flight Academy of New Orleans reserves the right to alter, modify, or reschedule any tours due to weather or unsafe conditions within two weeks of the original reservation. Refunds are not available if a flight must be rescheduled due to weather conditions. Ticket holders should have an alternate date/time in mind should weather pose an inconvenience.

Waiver: All participants are required to sign a liability waiver before taking the tour. If it is not signed prior to check-in, it will be required at check-in.

Safety/FAA Regulations: For activities that include alcoholic beverages, all participants must be age 21 or older with proper government-issued ID. Flight Academy of New Orleans reserves the right to deny boarding to and is prohibited by the FAA from allowing any person/persons that appear to be under the influence, incapacitated, or unfit to fly to board the aircraft. The pilot has responsibility to maintain safety of flight. If the pilot deems, he is being assaulted, intimidated, or interfered with, pilot has authority to return to airport and discontinue activity. Failure to abide by these policies will result in immediate forfeit of the full amount paid. Also per FAA regulations, all participants must wear a seat belt while in the aircraft and smoking is prohibited.

Identification: All participants are required to sign a liability waiver before taking the tour. If it is not signed prior to check-in, it will be required at check-in.

Contact us for more information, or for a custom tour designed to your exact needs

aerial tours

*Spring is in the Air! Catch the Fever to Fly and save big on your purchase of a daytime Big Easy Aerial Tour, offered in 30, 45, or 60 minute durations. Use code “TOURNOLA” at checkout to apply your 20% discount. Other restrictions may apply.


  • Big Easy Aerial Tour





    This is an exciting 30, 45, or 60 minute aerial tour of New Orleans by airplane. View the Mississippi River, the French Quarter, Superdome, and Port of New Orleans like you've never seen it before. Then fly out to the beautiful bayous of South Louisiana. Of, if you prefer our experienced and knowledgeable guides will customize your tour to see whatever you want! Minimum booking of 2 passengers required.

    Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly! Check availability and buy tickets.

  • Cork & Crescent Aerial Tour





    A sight unseen! Enjoy a 45 or 60 minute sightseeing flight by airplane and a basket with a bottle wine and cheese while soaring above the beautiful skies of New Orleans. Minimum booking of 2 passengers required.

    Advance purchase required. Tours sell out quickly! Check availability and buy tickets.

  • A Flight Named Desire


    Getting engaged, ready to propose? Your love is an adventure, your proposal should be too! Arrive to champagne and chocolate before being whisked away to your private carriage on the runway. Leave the world behind as your love takes flight when you and your sweetheart delight in the dazzling city lights where the colors sparkle like the diamond she doesn't know is coming. You've never experienced a romantic evening like this, give her a brag-worthy proposal story to last a lifetime.
    Our engagement package, A Flight Named Desire, is possibly the most memorable way to make a romantic gesture. We offer a solution for every budget. Choose from: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. You choose the package, We make the magic, you pop the question.


    This package includes: 30, 45 or 60 minute daytime or after-hours tour for 2, pre-arranged flowers, premium champagne & chocolate or wine & cheese, and recommendations and a reservation at a top-rated restaurant.



    This package includes: 30, 45 or 60 minute daytime or after-hours tour for 2, pre-arranged flowers, premium champagne & chocolate or wine & cheese, recommendations and a reservation at a top-rated restaurant, and limo/SUV transportation services to flight & reservation.



    This package includes: 30, 45 or 60 minute daytime or after-hours tour for 2, pre-arranged flowers, premium champagne & chocolate or wine & cheese, recommendations & reservation at a top-rated restaurant, limo/SUV transportation services, & an on-site professional photographer.



  • Photo Flight - contact us for price


    To capture that perfect bird's eye view, you can rent one of our aircraft with one of our pilot's who is a local and is familiar with New Orleans and gulf south region. Minimum booking of 1 hour required.

  • Contact us for more information, or for a custom tour designed to your exact needs