New Pilot - Frequently Asked Questions
Will I actually get to fly during my demo flight?
Yes! The instructor will start off by explaining how the airplane flies and how to control it. Once you get going, the instructor will help you taxi the airplane. Once all the final checks are completed, you will be set up for takeoff, at which point you will be at the controls all by yourself, with the instructor by your side. You will then fly the airplane as much or as little as you’d like. On the return for landing, the instructor will be at the controls with you to help you make a smooth landing.
What makes Pacific Air Flight School the best choice?
The truth of the matter is that the typical instructor is known to use the instructor job as a stepping stone to get to next level, usually to get an airline job. At Pacific Air Flight School, our instructors are here because they love sharing the art and joy of flying. Furthermore, Pacific Air Flight School revolves around keeping it safe and fun. Our demo flights take place in the newest Cessna airplanes that are available for training. We guarantee that you will leave here with a memorable experience that will leave you wanting more.
Will I really get an in-flight video?
Yes! We want you to remember your first flight, so during your flight there will be a camera set up to capture every in-flight moment. There is no additional cost for this because we believe capturing these memories shouldn’t cost extra.
How long will the flight last?
The Standard Demo Flight is approximately 30 minutes long. The actual flight will be approximately 20-25 minutes long, with about 10 minutes taking place during the taxi to and from the runway. If you’d like, you can also request a longer demo flight.
What type of airplane will we be flying?
You will be flying the newest Cessna 172s. The Cessna 172 is the best and most common trainer out there. They are equipped with 4 seats and are always maintained to the highest standards.
What do I need to bring to my demo flight?
All you need to bring to the demo flight is your excitement. Pacific Air Flight School will provide you with a headset for your flight. If you’d like, feel free to bring a camera and our instructors will make sure to capture pictures during your flight. We do it all at no extra charge!
Can I bring someone along?
Yes! You can bring one additional person on your flight. They will be seated comfortably in the back seats, capable of watching you during your entire flight.
How do I schedule a demo flight?
To schedule your demo flight, simply call or email us with your desired date and time, and we will work with you to put you on our schedule.