New Orleans Sightseeing Flight: Aerial City Views
37 Ratings
New Orleans
Experience the thrill of a sightseeing flight over New Orleans and take in breathtaking aerial views of the city's iconic landmarks. Tailor your itinerary and enjoy stories from the pilot while soaring above the French Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and more!
Duration: 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 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.
  • Caesars Superdome - You will get a great view of both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and neighboring Smoothie King Center as you fly over New Orleans.
  • Mississippi River - Follow the Mississippi as it winds through New Orleans and see why it’s called the Crescent City.
  • New Orleans Aerial Tours & Flight Training - This is your starting and ending point for your tours, located at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.
What's Included
  • Live tour commentary
  • FAA-certified professional pilot with extensive experience
  • Includes aviation headset rental and new microphone cover
What's Not Included
  • Pilot Gratuity
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fuel Surcharges May Apply
Additional Information

Experience the beauty of New Orleans from the sky during a 30 or 45-minute scenic flight. Take delight in the bird’s eye view of the city’s remarkable attractions while onboard a compact tour plane. Hear fascinating stories about the city from the pilot as you fly over well-known neighborhoods like the French Quarter. The route is customizable to accommodate the group’s preferences, but flights typically offer views of the striking Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Port of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You will be required to sign a safety waiver before take-off.
  • Fuel surcharges may apply.
6575 Stars and Stripes Blvd
Stars and Stripes Boulevard
We will depart from 6575 Stars & Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126. Our offices are located between Gates 6 & 7 on Stars & Stripes Blvd. Drive past the terminal towards the marina. Enter through Gate 6.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(37 Ratings)
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May 2, 2023
Grand Views of Mississippi River & Surrounding Area!! - We asked to be taken over the Mississippi River, the bayous, and the tributaries off the Mississippi River which flow on to the Gulf. This was different than the usual sightseeing tour given by this company. Our flight was 60 minutes. Our pilot was awesome, knowledgeable, and explained what he was doing as well as explaining what we were seeing! It was a great experience and would do it again! The price was perfect! My husband and I would recommend this flight company!
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Feb 24, 2023
Fantastic - Dylan was amazing and the experience was amazing. We enjoyed the tour and will recommend to our friends!
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Apr 28, 2022
Enjoyable way to enjoy our last day in New Orleans! - The whole trip was great. Katie was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made us feel very welcome and answered all of our questions.
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Feb 16, 2022
Best Flight Ever!!! - My favorite part of the experience was the pilot! Lauren was AWESOME!!!! The sky view of the city was amazing. I highly recommend the New Orleans Sightseeing Flight! Definitely going again!
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Nov 27, 2021
Unforgettable! - My family and I loved pilot Everett! He was an amazing pilot! We got to see New Orleans from the sky!
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Nov 24, 2021
Amazing - The people over there was to nice and the view really pretty, I love it , was one of my best experience ever
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Aug 10, 2021
Great experience - People were really friendly, both in the communication planning the activity as well as in person. The entrance was a little hard to find but everything that I asked for had been taken care of! We did the 60 min flight and so we had ample time to fly around the bayou, downtown as well as uptown. Great pricing (in my view) as well, would def recommend it!
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Aug 7, 2021
Amazing experience - It was really nice to say we was over New Orleans. Our pilot Nick was amazing! He was very informative and funny. He made the trip even better
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Jun 17, 2021
An Amazing Time - Great!!! Amazing tour of the city of New Orleans, the Mississippi River, and Lake Pontchartrain. Very knowledgeable history of the area including information about the devastating carnage left by Hurricane Katrina. The pilot pointed out places we could visit that she thought we might enjoy while we are here, that was very helpful. We learned the history of some buildings which was very interesting. The Mississippi River was wider than I thought. This is our first flight and it was so comfortable it was unreal. Loved it, plan on flying more.
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Jul 23, 2023
Average wouldn’t do it again - The guide was very professional and his landing skills were superb. As for the tour, I did not enjoy it. There was no air conditioning and extremely hot. The aircraft battery was dead and the pilot had to run inside to get the cables to jump the battery. So we sat inside the aircraft sweating while patiently waiting. The aircraft was very old. I guess for my first aerial tour and the price I paid (over $300) I expected better views, AC and more comfort.
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