Frequently Asked Questions
1. Tell me about your pilots. Are they safe
All of our pilots are FAA-certified flight instructors who hold at least a
Commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating. They each have hundreds
of hours of flight experience in a variety of different aircraft. All
instructors fly on a regular basis, have outstanding safety records, and
significant experience practicing and teaching correct operational, safety
and emergency procedures.
2. Are introductory flights only for people who
want to learn how to fly? I just want to see what it's like or do some
Although your pilot is a flight instructor, the purpose of your flight
doesn't necessarily have to be flight instruction. If you just want to
sit back, relax, and enjoy an airplane ride, please be our guest!
3. Can I take another passenger with me?
Yes. Be sure to mention this when you book your introductory flight.
4. Will the instructor let me fly the plane?
Once you depart the airport vicinity and are taken to a safe altitude by the
instructor, he or she can show you how to perform basic maneuvers and let you
handle the controls. Please talk to the instructor beforehand, as there
may be certain special situations where this is not possible or safe.
If you do not wish to handle the controls, you are by no means obligated to
5. What should I do if the weather is bad on the
day of my flight?
It is a good idea to call us a few hours in advance to confirm that your
flight is still on as scheduled: (203) 744-5010. If your flight is
cancelled due to weather, your flight can always be rebooked for a later date
with no fees or penalties. Last minute weather cancellations are
sometimes necessary, although we try to provide you with as much advance
notice as possible.
6. Can we fly longer than a half hour?
Yes. Flights longer than a half-hour are charged at regular aircraft
rental and flight instruction rates. Please call for more details or
see our online pricing
7. Can we fly over my house?
We try to accommodate special requests whenever possible. Our ability
to do this depends on the noise-sensitivity of the location in question,
safety issues, traffic conditions, and air traffic control
restrictions. If the instructor determines that all criteria are met,
he or she will usually be happy to oblige. If you are doing aerial
photography, please specify your needs when you call to book.
8. Does the introductory flight come with any
hidden fees or obligations?
No. The introductory price includes gas, oil, maintenance fees, the
instructor, and all applicable taxes. There are absolutely no future