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Aircraft baptism in Calatabiano

Aircraft baptism in Calatabiano

1 hour


Very flexible

From 1 to 3


  • Experience the unique thrill of flying a real general aviation aircraft
  • Learn the basics of aviation from a pilot
  • Spend 30 minutes in the Sicilian sky flying over Riposto, Taormina and surroundings
Activity available in
English Italian

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Full description

After this experience you will be able to say that you drove a'Mercedes with wings'.

This is the friendly nickname our pilot has given to his general aviation aircraft, the star of the experience. Together, you will fly for about 30 minutes over Riposto and Taormina while learning the basics of aviation.

Get ready to take over the dual controls and fly the aircraft!

What we will do

I will be waiting for you at the selected time at the meeting point in Calatabiano (CT). You will be welcomed by me, a pilot and flight instructor on this day.

Upon your arrival, I will not fail to introduce you to my general aviation aircraft, which has three passenger seats. It is a comfortable aircraft, equipped with heating; you will be able to say that you have driven a'Mercedes with wings'!

This will be followed by a briefing during which I will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy this experience without any worries. We will then board the aircraft, ready for take-off: during the approximately 30-minute flight, we will fly over the nearby towns of Riposto and Taormina. In the meantime I will give a real flying lesson, teaching you the basics of aviation. And thanks to the dual controls, you will be able to try piloting the plane!

Finally, we will return to the meeting point, where I will hold a debriefing on the activity. The experience will last about 1 hour in total.

Who it is aimed at

The experience is suitable from 16 years of age; unaccompanied minors under 18 years of age must have an authorisation signed by an adult. There is no age limit for passengers; children between 0 and 2 years of age participate free of charge in the arms of an adult but must report their presence on board by contacting the pilot at the references indicated in the booking confirmation e-mail.

The aircraft is accessible to people with motor disabilities: contact the pilot at the references indicated in the booking confirmation e-mail to report their presence and request boarding support.

Other information

Caution! Flying by plane is an activity that is strictly dependent on weather conditions. The pilot will contact you 48 or 24 hours before the time of the experience to communicate feasibility and possible flight time after checking the weather report.

The experience is available from January to December.

The flight baptism is individual: this means that 1 participant can handle the dual control and try to fly the aircraft; the other participants will take part as passengers.

Dogs in carriers can take part in the experience; small dogs being held by their owner participate free of charge, while medium-large dogs occupying a seat on board pay the cost of one participating person.

Recommended clothing

Clothing suitable for the season

Don't forget to bring

  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Sunglasses

What is included

  • Pilot/Flight instructor
  • Fuel
  • Headphones

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Calatabiano, Catania

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is very flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 0 days from the activity start date. Within 0 and 0 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What payment methods do you accept?

On Freedome, you can pay with any rechargeable credit card or prepaid card (including Postepay) from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB networks. We also accept debit cards enabled for online payments. You can also use the digital wallets Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Reference code: 004355