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What Is A Discovery Flight?

A discovery flight is a short (approximately 30 minutes) flight experience that gives you an opportunity to try out fight training. With a Flight Instructor guiding you, you’ll get your hands on the controls and experience a real flight.

What happens after I purchase a Discovery Flight?

Once you purchase your flight online, we’ll contact you to schedule your flight and answer any questions. If you purchased the flight as a gift, we can prepare a gift certificate.

What happens on the day of my flight?

When we schedule your flight, we’ll explain where we will meet you at the airport and escort you to our office. Your instructor will do a pre-flight briefing, go over your route and explain a bit about the airplane.  You’ll then walk down to the ramp where you’ll have a chance to help with the pre-flight inspection of the airplane.  Once you’re securely seated your instructor will start the engine, taxi to the runway and take off.  Your actual flight time will be about 30 minutes.  After you land and secure the airplane, you’ll return to the office where your flight instructor will available to answer any questions you may have.  The flight does qualify as “flight training” and can be logged in a pilot’s logbook. 

Discovery Flight Options

Cessna 172 Discovery Flight - $139 + tax

The 172 has 4 seats.  You may be able to take more than one person, but there are weight restrictions.  Check with the office when you book the flight.

Cessna 150 Discovery Flight - $99 + tax

The 150 has 2 seats.  There is a passenger weight restriction of 200 lbs. 

What kind of aircraft will I fly?
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Tailwinds Flight School

Northeast Philadelphia Airport
9800 Ashton Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Philadelphia Flying Lessons
Phone: 215-677-1240
Email: info@flytailwinds.com

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