Captain Discovery Flight

Overview

Sawyer’s best selling discovery flight, the Captain Discovery Flight. The day begins in Sawyer’s training-room where you, and if you choose to bring someone along, your guest will be greeted by your Sawyer Instructor-Pilot. Your Sawyer Instructor will take you through the wide world of aviation showing you things like: how an airplane works, a hands-on approach to how a wing keeps airplanes in the air and why you see contrails in the sky in the same place day after day. After the hands-on demonstrations, you may realize that you knew more about being a pilot than you thought.

Package rate: $199
Flight time approximately: 1.0 hr
Total duration approximately: 3.0 hrs

Full Description

From the training-room, you and your guest head out to the aircraft on Sawyer’s flight line. There your Sawyer Instructor takes you through the various parts of the aircraft, how they work and the multiple layers of safety built into the airplanes used at Sawyer Aviation. This process is called “The Pre-Flight Inspection” or simply “The Pre-Flight.” You will learn things like why all airplanes wings are intentionally twisted, how aircraft are in a sense electrically grounded in thin-air and what your car and aircraft have in common.

Once the “Pre-Flight” is complete, it is time for what you have been waiting for — takeoff. You, your Sawyer-Instructor and your guest step inside for engine start. You will hear the control tower and other aircraft as your Sawyer Instructor taxis the aircraft to the end of the runway. You will see how pilots steer airplanes on the ground; it may surprise you how they do it. You will hear and see your Sawyer Instructor carefully complete the checklist prior to departure to make sure everything is “Ready for Takeoff.”

Then finally – you have thought about it, dreamt about it, and always wondered what it would be like – it is time to fly. You will feel the controls as your Sawyer Instructor guides the aircraft down the runway and gently lifts off into the sky. Turning south, you will see the city in a completely new way. You will fly over Camelback Mountain, see airliners taking off and landing below you as you fly over the top of Sky Harbor International Airport, then east towards Red Mountain, Fountain Hills and swiftly glide-by the backside of the McDowell Mountains and Rio Verde River. You take the controls and feel the airplane obey your slightest command to gently climb and turn. Now you are flying, you are a pilot. No experience necessary to fly a discovery flight with Sawyer. Through the windows and your fingertips, you will see that flying really is just that easy. You have waited for this moment for a long time. Smile, now you are a Pilot-for-a-day.

You guide the aircraft with its solid feel and your Sawyer Instructor’s guidance by the small fly-in fly-out neighborhood of Carefree airport and around Pinnacle Peak. Time for landing, now. Your Sawyer Instructor sets up the plane for landing. You feel the controls as your Sawyer Instructor guides the airplane down towards the runway. The airplane gently descends until a soft touchdown only noted by brief chirp of the tires. The airplane taxis off to its place on the flight line. It may only seem like minutes but you have been flying for approximately 1.0 hr. Time that counts toward your Pilot’s License at Sawyer should you choose to be a pilot for more than just a day. You will take home an official Pilot Logbook with your Sawyer Instructor’s signature of your flight’s completion commemorating your achievement – marked “Flight-Lesson One Complete.” Your first step towards the world of aviation.

Package rate: $199
Flight time approximately: 1.0 hr
Total duration approximately: 3.0 hrs

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