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New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

New Orleans, United States
New Orleans Sightseeing Flight

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icon30 minutes to 1 hour  (Approx.)
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See New Orleans in a whole new way on an exhilarating sightseeing flight! Choose a 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight time, and delight in lovely aerial views as you glide by small plane over urban New Orleans and the surrounded wetlands. You’ll hear colorful tales of the city from your experienced pilot and glimpse famous sights including the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and sleepy Louisiana bayous.
  • New Orleans city sightseeing flight with commentary
  • Relax as a professional pilot flies you above the city of New Orleans
  • Gaze out at top New Orleans attractions from a window-side seat
  • Enjoy bird's-eye views of the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Port of New Orleans
  • Look down at Louisiana's beautiful bayous around the banks of the Mississippi River
  • Choose from a 30-, 45- or 60-minute sightseeing flight

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Get an aerial view of top urban attractions plus the Louisiana swamps and Mighty Mississippi.
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Professional commercial pilot certified by the FAA with 20,000 hours of combined experience
Live commentary
Pilot Gratuity
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

5701 Walter Beech St, New Orleans, LA 70126, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Head to New Orleans Aerial Tours and Flight Training to meet your pilot and board the four-seat airplane for your invigorating aerial adventure! Choose your departure time (based on general operating hours) and a 30-, 45- and 60-minute trip duration, depending on what you’d like to see. Due to the highly flexible nature of the tour, you are invited to request certain sights.

As you take off, watch the city fall away and marvel at the striking juxtaposition of urban landscape and wetlands territory. Soar above the historic French Quarter and see how it hugs into the curve of the mighty Mississippi River. Head to the Central Business District to whirl around the massive Mercedes-Benz Superdome — home to the New Orleans Saints NFL team and renowned as a key shelter during Hurricane Katrina — and view the bustling Port of New Orleans. 

You’ll then cut away from the city to witness the enormous, integrated bayou system that pours from the Mississippi River. See the magnificent wetlands, home to abundant wildlife and Cajun communities, before returning to the academy. Throughout your flight, your professional pilot will share fascinating facts and histories, point out the city’s most iconic landmarks, and explain the city’s unique topography.
Pass By:  
French Quarter
You will get to see the highlights of the French Quarter as you fly over it on your airplane tour, including Jackson Square, cemeteries, and more.
Pass By:  
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
You will get a great view of both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and neighboring Smoothie King Center as you fly over New Orleans.
Pass By:  
Mississippi River
Follow the Mississippi as it winds through New Orleans and see why it’s called the Crescent City.
Stop At:  
New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training
This is your starting and ending point for your tours, located at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: You must call supplier 12 hours in advance of travel date to confirm flight time.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Children age 2 and younger are considered lap children and will be sitting on an adult’s lap. Children under 5 are required to sit in a DOT approved car seat that guests must provide. We do not have a car seat available.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking.
  • Dress code is weather dependent; there is no air conditioning in the summer months.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the aircraft.
  • There are no restrooms on board.
  • No large bags are allowed on the aircraft, only small purses and bags.
  • This tour is not recommended for those who are prone to motion sickness, please take the necessary precautions as refunds will not be provided in matters regarding these situations. Pregnant women are recommended to speak with their physician before flying.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking, the combined weight must not exceed 450 lbs and no individual can exceed 300 lbs.
  • Flight time is defined as the time from engine start to engine shutdown. This includes the time it takes to get from the ramp to the runway and back, before and after takeoff and landing.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You will be required to provide photo ID at time of arrival.
  • In the event of a unique weather situation, we will reschedule at no charge to you to another date and time within two weeks of the original booking, so please have an alternate date and time in mind. Refunds are not available if a flight must be rescheduled due to weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • You will be required to sign a safety waiver before take-off.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Sightseeing Flight?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Flight.
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Sightseeing Flight?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Sightseeing Flight?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Sightseeing Flight.
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Sightseeing Flight?
This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

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Worth every minute. It was such a...
Cody J
, Sep 2016
Worth every minute. It was such a great experience. I recommend taking the 45 minute tour or longer. I did they 30 minute tour because I was nervous about being in a small plane, but I wish I would have went for longer. The tour guide was awesome!
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We had a really enjoyable tour, our...
euan s
, Jul 2016
We had a really enjoyable tour, our tour guide was very informative and set me at ease as I can be a nervous flyer. Seeing New Orleans from above is worth it!
If you like sightseeing flights, this...
Ulf W
, May 2016
If you like sightseeing flights, this is the right tour for you!
!! Brilliant !!! !!! Value for...
Susan M
, Apr 2016
!! Brilliant !!! !!! Value for money !!! David, our pilot, was informative, interesting and instructive. He showed us the whole of New Orleans, which was far better than any donkey ride or map. We saw the crescent, the lake, the French Quarter, points of interest... we saw everything from above !. And everything, geographically made sense. In addition David gave us a commentary of the history of New Orleans and at the end of the flight introduced us to Lauren Broussard who gave us a tour of the art-deco terminal which is worth a visit in its own right. Will we be back again ? ...Oh yes !!!
Really informative and interesting...
Dennis L
, Sep 2014
Really informative and interesting plane tour. The pilot was very knowledgeable and seeing NOLA from the air was spectacular. Highly recommended.
ayant pris UNE HEURE, nous n'avons...
, Mar 2016
ayant pris UNE HEURE, nous n'avons eu droit qu' à 28 minutes exactement, dommage car sans cela, c 'était vraiment très agréable!

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