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What to Expect During a Discovery Flight

A discovery flight, often called an introductory flight, allows you to gain a new perspective in the world of aviation. Discovery flights are a great option for you if you're unsure how you'll feel in an airplane, or you want to get a taste for what flight training would be like. Some people know from a young age that they want to be a pilot, but if you're unsure, a discovery flight will be your first step to find out. Here are a couple things to keep in mind and to guarantee your discovery flight goes well. How long is the discovery flight? Our discovery flights are 2 full hours, one full hour of ground instruction and one full hour of flight instruction. By receiving...

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Student Pilot Savanah Gets Her Birthday Wish

Here at Fly Around Alaska we are so happy to let everyone know Savanah got here Birthday wish. Here’s what she had to say post solo-flying success: S: I’m so excited! I was less nervous than I expected. I took the pre-solo test—we went over what to do, what not to do, so that I could have that in the front of my mind right before I went up by myself. So helpful! I felt confident and that’s not how I had been picturing it—I expected to be way more nervous—I expected to have butterflies—but John prepared me. We went over everything I needed to go over and that left me feeling like “I know what I’m doing and I’m...

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