FANO has been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association. We have been awarded a spot on the 2016 Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools from AOPA's annual flight training poll.
The 2016 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll.
This achievement would not have been possible without the outstanding work, customer service, and sharing knowledge provided by our instructors, and our super-awesome clients that allow us to showcase our talents and services.
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.
How old do you have to be to take a discovery flight? Participants must be at least 10 years old. There is no upper age limit.
Is prior flight experience required? Absolutely not!
Do you really get to fly the airplane? You betcha! Your instructor will guide you through takeoff and continue practical experience throughout the flight.
If you decide to continue, will the flight time count? Definitely! Flight time never disappears and can be used toward your rating.
Is there a fuel surcharge? There may be an applicable fuel surcharge upon confirmation of appointment.
What's the difference between the C152 and C172/Archer? The C152 is a small two-seater aircraft (think smart car version), while the C172 and Archer are four-seater aircraft.
Do people prefer the C172/Archer over the C152? Not really! They are both great training aircraft; however, the C152 has a 5'10" height restriction and 180lbs weight restriction. If you do not meet these requirements, then you will need to fly a C172/Archer.
Can I buy a discovery flight as a gift? Discovery flights make rockstar gifts! We can customize a gift certificate for you today.
What are our operating hours for discovery flights? Any time between 8 am and 5 pm 7 days a week except major holidays.
Can I bring a second person on the flight? Yes, but bringing a second person is not encouraged as it can be distracting for the student. There are additional fees for an observer.
Gift Certificate and Online Purchase Policies: Good toward any regularly priced goods and services. All sales final. Non-refundable. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Nontransferable. Reservation required. 72-hour rescheduling policy applies or gift certificate subject to forfeiture. All flights weather permitting. For regularly priced purchases, expires 6 months from date of purchase. For promotional purchases, expires 90 days from date of purchase.
Contact Us to confirm your appointment today or simply prepay with the buttons on this page, and we will contact you to schedule your appointment or verify the details for your gift certificate.
Discover how fun it is to fly! Start your aviation adventure today with a discovery flight!
Catch the Fever to Fly with Spring Savings up to 15% OFF! Use code: "FLY". Some date/experience restrictions apply.
Spark an interest in flying with this exciting 30 minute flight lesson over New Orleans. Whether taking the controls or taking in the views, a scenic flight in an aircraft is a memorable adventure.
After you meet your instructor, it's chocks away as you take-off into the blue yonder.
After takeoff, soar above the clouds and enjoy a bird's eye view of the Mississippi River, the French Quarter, Superdome, and Port of New Orleans like you've never seen it before. You may even have the chance to fly over your own home, so don't forget your camera!
Or, if you prefer our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will customize your adventure to see whatever you want!
Choose to take your lesson in a two seat or four seat aircraft. See faqs to the left for restrictions. Advance purchase required. Our schedule fills up quickly! Terms and conditions apply! See faqs to the left for restrictions.
Basic Demo Flight
Includes 30 mins flight
Take to the skies for an extended hands on lesson and discover the wonder of flight for yourself with this immersive experience!
Choose between five different packages each with varying lengths of flight time and ground instruction.
Explorer Discovery Flight
Includes 20 mins flight/20 mins ground
Aviator Discovery Flight
Includes 30 mins flight/20 mins ground
Orientation to Flight
Includes 45 mins flight/75 mins ground
Pioneer Discovery Flight
Includes 60 mins flight/20 mins ground
Adventurer Discovery Flight
Includes 90 mins flight/20 mins ground
Take your lesson in a two seat or four seat aircraft. Advance purchase required. Our schedule fills up quickly! Terms and conditions apply! See faqs to the left for restrictions.
The Fundamentals of Flying Course is perfect for a budding aviation enthusiast!
The Fundamentals of Flying Course will focus on the first three lessons in our flight training syllabus for Private Pilot. Each lesson includes 1 hour of ground instruction and 1 hour of flight instruction. Participant will receive a Pilot Handbook and First Flight Log.
The flight hours and ground time acquired during the Intro can be applied towards the Private Pilot Rating if you decide to continue with your training.
Choose to take your course in a two seat or four seat aircraft. Advance purchase required. Our schedule fills up quickly! Terms and conditions apply! See faqs to the left for restrictions.
Fundamentals of Flight Course
Includes 3 complete lessons
So you've made the decision to become a pilot, but don't know where to start. Don't delay your training anymore! Kickstart your flight training with the Pilot Starter Kit or Pilot Starter Kit Pro. Pilot Starter Kit includes Deluxe Pilot Kit with Online Test Prep and Online Ground School plus application fee for admission to Flight Academy of New Orleans. Pilot Starter Kit Pro includes the Explorer Discovery Flight, Deluxe Pilot Kit with Online Test Prep and Online Ground School plus application fee for admission.
Promotinal value expires 90 days after date of purchase. All sales final. Non-refundable. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Nontransferable. Cannot be combined with other offers. New purchase only. Reservation required. 72-hour rescheduling policy applies or purchase subject to forfeiture. All flights weather permitting. Additional paperwork required to begin training. Offer not valid for international applicants.
Send someone on an unforgettable journey in the sky. A flying lesson is the perfect gift for those who seem to have it all. Whether it's their first time in the cockpit or they've piloted before, the thrill of flight will excite every time. Suitable for all occassions, a gift certificate offers your loved one the flexibility to choose from our numerous discovery options, pilot supplies, and much more.
Good toward any regularly priced goods and services. Non-refundable. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Nontransferable. New purchases only. Reservation required. 72-hour rescheduling policy applies or gift certificate subject to forfeiture. All flights weather permitting.