Great Places for Flying

Where to fly in the Garden State.

Blairstown Airport
Yards Creek Soaring offers glider rides for one person starting at $99, with rides for two people (weight limit: 340 lbs) at $180. Glider pilot lessons are also offered. Open daily; call for appointment.
(908-362-1239)

Essex County Airport
(Fairfield)
Mac Dan Aeronautical offers beginner flying lessons from $125, with discounts available; call for appointment. (973-227-3625)

Morristown Municipal Airport
Certified Flyers II offers scenic flights for up to three passengers starting at $120 per hour; introductory flying lessons start at $170. 8 am–6 pm daily, other hours by appointment (973-539-4080). Sky Blue Aviation offers introductory flying lessons for $69.95–$200; 9 am–6 pm daily, other hours by appointment
(973-889-0007)

Old Bridge Airport
Scenic flights for up to three passengers start at $150 per hour; introductory flying lessons, $79. 7:30 am–8 pm daily. (732-446-0035)

Princeton Airport
(Montgomery)
One-hour “Flightseeing” rides for up to three passengers cost $160; introductory flying lessons, $59–$119; appointments recommended; 8 am-dark daily.
(609-921-3100)

Somerset Airport
(Bedminster)
Somerset Soaring Ventures offers glider rides for one person starting at $99; glider pilot lessons are also offered; Sat–Sun, 11 am–dark, Wed 6 pm–dark.
(908-722-8673)

Sussex Airport
(Sussex)
Aviation Club offers scenic flights for up to three passengers, $130 per hour; introductory flying lessons, $50; 7 am–3 pm daily, other hours by appointment. (973-222-4488)

Monmouth Executive Airport
(Farmingdale)
American Helicopters offers scenic flights in a Bell 47 helicopter for up to two passengers, $285 per hour; Helicopter pilot lessons are also offered; call for appointment. (732-233-3383)

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