1 hour 45 mins in total

15 mins ground instruction

1 hour 30 mins in the aircraft

Echo Ramp, 7170 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY, 11735
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Discovery Flights:

Learning to Fly While Seeing Amazing Manhattan Sights

Nice Scenery – You can enjoy the beautiful scenery from an extraordinary angle (at the cockpit!)
Safety assured - All the instructors or flight schools on Airacer’s system have been approved as FAA certified instructors or schools.
Piloting an Aircraft - Yes, you will be literally piloting an aircraft with the instructor. In other words, your dream of flying an aircraft will come true.
No flying Experience needed - We will have an FAA certified instructor flying with you so you do not need to have any flying or pilot experience to pilot the aircraft.
Flight Certificate – You will receive a flight certificate with the instructor’s signature on. In other words, your flying time will be calculated into your overall flight time if you eventually decide to pursue a private pilot license.

Service Overview

The Hudson River discovery flight combines our standard discovery flight with the awe inspiring sights of New York City! Your route can take you over Republic Airport through half Long Island, before heading North and up the Hudson River. Get an aerial view of the Statue of Liberty, the USS Intrepid museum, Central Park and more while learning the basics of flying! Finally you will pass over the George Washington Bridge and head back to Farmingdale. You can also bring one passenger for free while learning and sightseeing!

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Aircraft Model

Cessna 172


  • attach_moneyDo I need to pay any other fees when arriving at the airport?
    No, the price you see on the website is the final confirmed price. There are no hidden fees or surcharges, so you don’t need to pay any additional fees later at the airport. However, tips are appreciated for your instructors , but they are not required.
  • contactsDoes the flight include insurance?
    Yes, insurance is included in your flight. You don’t need to pay any other insurance fees.
  • contactsAre there any dress restrictions for piloting?
    No. You can wear whatever you want as long as you feel comfortable, but we strongly suggest you wear comfortable foot wear.
  • streetviewCan I take discovery flights or helicopter tours if I feel carsick?
    Yes, please make sure you eat enough before your flight.
  • card_giftcardWhat do I need to bring with me for the flight?
    You must bring your ID or Passport if you will pilot the aircraft. Passengers need to bring their ID as well.
  • credit_cardWhat payment methods do you accept?
    Currently, you can only pay your orders on our website with credit cards. Eventually we will add more payment options later.
  • directions_carDo you provide transportation to the airport?
    Sorry, we don’t provide transportation to the airport. We suggest you use Google Map to find commuting options. Also, most of our airports have free parking lots.
  • scheduleWhat if I need to reschedule the flight?
    Please go to My Orders after you logged in, and you will see the reschedule button beside your scheduled flight.
  • cloud_circleWhat if the weather of my scheduled flight day is not good?
    Instructors will let you know if the weather is not good for flying in advance and request for a reschedule. However, you can also request for a cancellation if the weather is not good. Please see our cancellation policy here.

7 Reviews

Average Rating:

4.96of 5

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The Provider:

Airacer Inc

Maximum weight of each passenger is 250 pounds. Passengers must bring ID. Please show up 15 minutes early for your assigned appointment.

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Chole J

Monday 7/23/2018

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! This is my first time flight, it was sooooo cool. I was so close to the WTC building that I thought I could touch its antenna!!!!!! Manhattan is 360-degree amazing from the sky!! Moe was my instructor, he is excellent too! My friend and I enjoyed the travel so much, and it's definitely worth it! I think I'm still excited about it, LOL...

Cody R

Tuesday 9/11/2018

I asked the instructor to fly over my apartment lol. It was special and interesting. I definitely recommend this. Also you could check their fb, there will be some discounts sometimes. I got a code from there.

Carey W

Wednesday 9/19/2018

WORTH EVERY PENNY MAN! I never thought I could pilot an aircraft myself. The only thing was that I forgot to bring my go-pro.

Mac T

Wednesday 4/25/2018

Nice view!

Christina J

Monday 9/25/2017

Very unique and incredible way to tour nyc. Thank you sister for sending me this as a birthday gift! I was impressed by this memorable experience.


Sunday 3/18/2018

I’m very happy with this experience. Love it. Amory is a perfect instructor. Every detail was covered. I was nervous before flying, but it turned out great after in the sky, especially the view. Very good experience.

Chao Q

Tuesday 9/25/2018

Great experience, it was a gift for my girlfriend. She is a born pilot lol…


Echo Ramp, 7170 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY, 11735

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