What does a discovery flight entail?

A Discovery Flight is a flight of approximately 30 minutes intended to familiarize a student with the airplane, the airport, and with the flying environment. During most Discovery Flights, the student sits in the left seat, and the instructor allows the student to fly for a majority of the flight.

How do I schedule a discovery flight?

How Do I Schedule My Flight? To make the most of your time at the training center, complete the Introductory Training Flight Online Learning Module and then give us a call at 904-595-7950 to schedule your flight at one of our 71 training centers nationwide (available 7 days a week — 4 day notice required).

What should I wear on a discovery flight?

A: You should wear comfortable clothes. During the winter it might be a little chilly, so wear a sweater or a coat. In the summer, please wear lightweight clothing that is comfortable because it can get a little warm during the flight. There are no air conditioners in the training planes.

How long is ATP Flight School?

1,500 hours
To become an airline pilot, it takes two years to gain the required 1,500 hours flight time….Training.

Starting from Zero Time Starting with Credit for Private
Certified Flight Instructor & Multi-Engine Rating 2 Months 2 Months
Total Duration 7 Months 5 Months

Do you tip a flight instructor?

Instructors give us all the desire and ability to fly safely and enjoy aviating.. They all deserve a tip.

Can you log a discovery flight?

Yes you can log it, you can log whatever you wish. Bring your logbook with you and have the CFI fill it out after the flight!

How much does an intro flight cost?

The average cost of flying lessons is between $155 and $170 per hour. This price includes the average airplane rental cost and the typical cost of a flight instructor of $45 per hour. Completing flight school and earning your pilots license costs $5,100 to $16,100. Get free estimates from flying instructors near you.

What is an introductory flight?

An Introductory Flight, also called Familiarization (FAM) Flight, is essentially a regular flight lesson where you will be flying under the supervision of a Flight Instructor.

How safe is a discovery flight?

A small amount of turbulence is normal for a light aircraft, and your instructor will keep you completely safe. On your first flight, it’s not uncommon to experience airsickness. The combination of nerves and excitement (combined with the new physical sensation of flying) may upset your stomach.

How long is a discovery flight?

1-2 Hours
Discovery Flights Usually Take 1-2 Hours The entire experience usually takes between one and two hours.

Can you work while in ATP Flight School?

No, working will not be possible while in ATP’s program. It isn’t just about studying, sleep is an important part of being prepared for flights and checkrides. Think about it this way, the FAA would take serious issue with an airline pilot working a twelve hour shift, then going to fly airplanes all day.