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Why Taking a Discovery Flight is an Important First Step for Flight Training

If you are interested in learning to fly, then taking a Discovery Flight is an important first step. But what is it?

A Discovery Flight, sometimes called an introductory flight, is a short flight alongside a certified flight instructor that gives you a chance to experience what it’s like to be inside the cockpit and take control of a smaller aircraft.  

In most cases, the aircraft you are flying is the same type you would be training in should you decide to enroll in lessons.

Discovery Flights are a lot of fun and give you a chance to experience what it’s like to be a pilot and do some sightseeing. However, they are meant to be a little more structured than a tourist/scenic flight and give you an idea of what to expect during flight training. Often the instructor will go over briefings with you, what it takes to become a pilot, training structures, different aircraft the school has and more. The goal of a Discovery Flight is for you to leave feeling well-informed and having had fun doing what you (hopefully) want to do long-term!

There’s nothing wrong with booking a Discovery Flight at multiple schools either. Even though you are only with an instructor for 30 minutes to an hour, this experience can give you a lot of insight into the equipment of the school, their training methods, and how well you would fit in as a student there.

If you are interested in booking a Discovery Flight, you can do so online or contact us to purchase a gift certificate for the experience.

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