Discovery Flight: $104/half hour
|Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
A Discovery Flight starts out with a simple phone call to our office to set up an appointment with one of our FAA Certified Flight Instructors. Let us know you would like to book a Discovery Flight. When you arrive at the Airport for your appointment, our instructors will spend 15-20 minutes discussing the principals of flight and will contact Flight Service to obtain a weather briefing. From here, you will move out to the main ramp to pre-flight inspect and become familiar with the aircraft. Once inside, the instructor will go through the startup checklist and then you will announce “Clear Prop!” signifying the start of your engine.
From the main ramp, you will taxi to the active runway, listening to the radio for local traffic and one final check of the weather. As you look down the mile long runway, your heart will start to beat faster as the instructor opens the throttle. The aircraft starts moving, slowly at first, but soon the runway markings are speeding by, too fast to make out clearly. About halfway down the runway, it will happen with a gentle pull back on the wheel. You have broken the binds of gravity and are soaring up into the sky! Higher and higher you will climb, leveling out at 1000 feet above the ground, gazing down upon sights of Concord. In the distance, the White Mountains will beckon you to explore. If you dare, the instructor will let you take the controls, and you will envision yourself the Captain of a 747! You will make a couple trips “around the patch” and then return to the airport for a perfect landing. Your flight will last 20 minutes from startup to shutdown.