Discovery Flight - Cessna

Discovery Flight - Cessna


The Classic Experience

Experience the ‘classic’ general aviation experience in the iconic Cessna 172. The 172 is the plane that most pilots have started their aviation journey in and it provides a great first experience for anyone looking to take their first flight.

Take the Controls

Our Discovery Flight will allow your guest to experience what it’s like to be a pilot, providing a hands-on pre-flight of the airplane, use of checklists, radio communications, takeoff, in-flight maneuvers, landing and post-flight debrief.

Experience Chicago like never before

Your guest can choose their flight plan. Options include flying down the Chicago Skyline, heading north toward Lake Geneva, performing maneuvers in the practice area, passing landmarks like Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Northerly Island. Because of the hands-on nature of flight training, this is not just an ordinary airplane ride! Flight time may be logged as flight training towards a Private Pilots License.

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What is included?

This includes 1 hour of flight in one of our Cessna 172′s and an additional hour for pre and post-flight briefings (your guest should plan on being at the airport for 2 hours). If you have special requests, don’t hesitate to ask. Want more time? No problem! We can accommodate any budget!

In addition, the recipient will also receive:

  • Discovery Flight Certificate

  • Windy City Flyers Crew Tag

  • Flight Training brochure

  • Aircraft checklist, aircraft info sheet and airport diagram

  • Questions and answers about flying

How will I receive my Gift Certificate?

We will e-mail it to you.  If you prefer, we can mail it to you via USPS (no additional charge). You may also pick-it up at our office (open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week)

Is it transferable?

Yes, if you change your mind, feel free to give the gift certificate to someone else… or keep it for yourself!  

Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash.

How do we schedule?

After a gift certificate is purchased, simply call us at 847-808-1188 any day of the week between 7am and 7pm to schedule your flight.  Flight times can be scheduled to take place at any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have passengers riding along, let us know at the time you schedule so we can calculate the weight & balance to ensure we are within limitations.

What should they bring?

Dress for the weather, we suggest sunglasses and a camera. A government issued photo ID is required (ie: driver’s license).

Is it safe to Fly with Windy City Flyers?

Attention to safety and meticulously maintained aircraft has allowed Windy City Flyers to be in business for over 25 years! Our pilots are FAA Certified Flight Instructors who have passed a rigorous indoctrination and training process with our Chief Pilot and management team. We have 4 full-time aircraft mechanics that are directly connected to the safety of our fleet. We meet FAA guidelines and exceed manufacturers recommendations for inspections.

Please note:  Gift Certificates may not be redeemed for cash and expire 5 years from date of purchase. Prices for services subject to change without notice. All sales final and not refundable. No exceptions.