There are lots of reasons to take a discovery flight: you're new in town (or in town temporarily) and interested in seeing the Jet City by air; you've always wanted to see what the Space Needle or the Sea-Tac airport looks like from above; you've heard about
Bremerton's famous fish n' chips and want to find out for yourself. Or maybe you're simply wanting to see if obtaining a pilot's license is something you might be interested in.
Whatever the case, a discovery flight is a great and reasonably inexpensive way to enjoy all that Seattle general aviation has to offer. After choosing a destination, you'll sit in the pilot's seat under the supervision of a
Certified Flight Instructor and learn how to maneuver the plane from takeoff to landing.
And because you'll be flying with an instructor, the entire flight can be logged toward your pilots license!
Previous Discovery Flights have been scheduled to
Shilshole Bay, the
Space Needle and downtown Seattle,
Snoqualmie Falls, the
San Juan Islands, and even toward
Discovery Flights include pre- and post-flight briefings, including introductory instruction and learnign the aircraft's pre-flight inspection of the aircraft.
Discovery Flight rates vary by destination and time aloft, but but will generally cost between $175 - $300.
To learn more, or to schedule your Discovery Flight, simply click
here to contact us!
If you're reading this page, then you probably already know that learning to fly can be one of life’s most rewarding adventures. Not only is flying a great source of joy for most people who attain their licenses; it can lead to an interesting career and unparallelled travel opportunities. To take advantage of these rewards, you'll need to ensure that you get the good, solid training that you’ll need to be a safe and confident pilot. The most important steps in this process are finding the right flight school and instructor.
Many students considering pursuing their aviation training lack much aviation experience on which to base their decision, and therefore selecting a good flight school can be a daunting task. Arguably, nothing in aviation is well-suited to impatience. Whether you’re piloting an aircraft or choosing a club or school, making impulsive, reckless decisions will likely result in negative consequences. Just as checklists are used in aviation to ensure that all procedures are accomplished, a similar methodology can be applied to choosing your flight school and instructor.
Before starting down the path to get your license, you should ask yourself what you expect to accomplish in the realm of aviation: Why do you want to fly? What is your long-term aviation goal? Will you fly for fun, or are you hoping for a career in aviation? Will your flying be local, or do you want to use general aviation aircraft to travel long distances? Do you want to own an airplane or will you rent? In addition, you should consider whether you'll train full or part-time; this can make a big difference in your selection criteria.
Since your very life may depend on what your flight instructor teaches you, choosing the right instructor is obviously of paramount importantance. Don't be afraid to ask questions about their training and experience. You may ask what their average flight time is, what their pass/fail rate is, and the average time it takes their students to solo and get their licenses. You may also want to consider talking to some of the other students about their flight instructors.
The best way to get acquainted with your flight instructor is to take a Discovery Flight. During the flight, it should be pretty easy to determine whether your personalities mesh. Not only should your personalities match, but you should look for an instructor who strives for perfection, can patiently work with you until you achieve it, and cares about your progress as a student as well as a person.
If you are a certificated pilot already, you are welcome to rent our planes to explore the Pacific Northwest from the sky! We have unique incentive programs like our "Baker's Dozen" promotion that gives you a free hour for every 12 hours you fly (restrictions apply), straight forward pricing with all taxes and fees including and for a limited time no monthly fee or initiation fee! Details on membership can be found on our Membership Page.
To join the club, schedule a checkout or learn more about us, simply click here to contact us!