Discovery Flight Gift Certificates
When purchasing Gift Certificates, the cost of the Discovery Flight plus applicable tax will be included in your total. Once redeemed, the customer will be subject to a nominal fuel surcharge (which varies month to month). Please call if you have any questions.
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The “Pioneer”It’s just a taste of what it’s like to fly with the birds, but it’s enough to get you hooked! You will fly in our Cessna 172SP. Your instructor will demonstrate a takeoff. Once clear of the airport traffic pattern, the instructor will hand you the controls! Now you’re flying! Make the plane turn, climb, and descend while enjoying the views from above. After your instructor lands the airplane, you will be given a presentation of our Private Pilot course. Your instructor will also answer any questions you may have about learning how to fly. Please allow 60 minutes total time for the “Pioneer” Discovery Flight and course presentation. Total time in aircraft is about 30 minutes, 20 minutes of which is in the air.
The “Explorer”This is a real flight lesson based on our Private Pilot syllabus! Assist your instructor in aircraft pre-flight procedures. Once in our Cessna 172S aircraft, start the engine and taxi for takeoff. Perform the engine “run-up” procedures, then call the tower when you’re ready to fly. After takeoff, you will take the controls. Once reaching our “practice area”, the instructor will demonstrate several maneuvers including level flight, climbs, descents, and steep turns. Now it’s your turn! Maintain altitude, turn left and right to headings, and bank the aircraft to perform a complete circle. Now its time for “touch-and-goes” – practice landings. Learn about airport traffic patterns, power settings, flap settings, and landing procedures. Once you land on the runway (we know you haven’t had enough yet) – your instructor will apply power and takeoff again! Fly the pattern once more and land again. Please allow approximately 2 hours total time for the “Explorer” Discovery Flight which includes a course presentation. Total time in aircraft is about 1 hour 10 minutes, 55 to 60 minutes of which is in the air.
Cirrus IntroLFTC was Ohio’s first Authorized Cirrus Training Center, and this flight will introduce you to the genius of Cirrus Aircaft. As you board our technologically advanced Cirrus SR22, notice the state-of-the-art glass cockpit and the side stick controls. After takeoff your instructor will demonstrate various maneuvers including climbs, turns, and descents. As you take the controls, you will maintain straight and level flight, then climb, turn, and descend. Additionally, your instructor will show you various safety features aboard the aircraft. Please allow approximately 1 hour 30 minutes total time for the “Cirrus Intro” Discovery Flight and course presentation. Total time in aircraft is about 50 minutes, 40 minutes of which is in the air.
Scenic Flight Gift Certificates
See Cincinnati from above! Choose from 2 popular routes. Scenic flights make a fantastic gift, and its also something very cool to do anytime. Don’t forget your camera!
City TourThis flight departs Lunken and flies over Newport and Covington. You will have breathtaking views of the river, bridges, Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium and all of downtown. The tour continues across the Ohio River and heads northeast following I-71 to the Norwood / Rookwood exit. Finally, you’ll return back to Lunken over Ault park. Approximate flight time 20 minutes
Grand TourYou will see everything on the “City Tour” above, but then your adventure continues along I-71 and circles Kings Island. After that, you will fly over the Loveland area and continue to East Fork Lake, then cross the river into Northern Kentucky west of the Moscow power plant. Then meander up the river and return to Lunken. Approximate flight time 45 minutes.
- Scenic flights are available in our Cessna 172S aircraft; the wings are on top so its easy to see everything!
- Pricing is per flight, not per passenger.
- The aircraft will hold up to three passengers. (Weight limit applies; call for details)
- All flights are sold by the route, and not by flight time.
- Approximate flight times are shown for planning purposes only.
- All children under the age of 16 must have an adult age 18 or over accompanying the child.
- All routes can vary slightly depending on air traffic control requirements.
- Flights over downtown are not permitted during Reds and Bengals games, and possibly during other events. The route will be adjusted accordingly.
- Scenic flights are subject to a nominal fuel surcharge, Ohio Sales Tax (6.5%), City of Cincinnati Airport Tax (1%).
- Gift Certificates purchased for Scenic Flights do not include a nominal fuel surcharge, which is paid after the flight is completed.