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Washington International Flight Academy

7940 Airpark Rd., Gaithersburg

$109 for a Discovery Flight from Washington International Flight Academy ($145 Value)

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After 30 minutes of ground instruction, students pilot and fly an aircraft with guidance from an FAA- certified flight instructor

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
Absolutely amazing experience
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 22, 2023
I had a great time on my Discovery Flight. My instructor’s name is “G”. He was great! Made me feel very comfortable (even though it was raining), but it was such an enjoyable experience! I would definitely come back, probably in the summer months. My instructor also took some really great pics of me! Make sure to bring a camera mount if you want to record your experience.
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Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
January 17, 2023
From start to finish, everyone was nice. We, my husband, two sons, and I, had a fun & memorable time. Unfortunately, I suffered from spatial disorientation, but our instructor, Gur Benary, was very comforting & did his best to help me enjoy the experience. Only reason it's not 5 stars was that the seats/seat belts were not "fluffy" people friendly & the drafty windows had me freezing.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 9, 2023
It was awesome
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 8, 2023
Great experience!
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  • After 30 minutes of ground instruction, FAA-certified flight instructors join students as they take control of a single-engine aircraft and pilot it up to 2,500 feet into the air before coming down for a safe landing. Students may use the ground instruction as a credential toward a private pilot license if they so choose. *May bring a backseat passenger for an extra $30 fee.

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May bring a backseat passenger for an extra $30 fee. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Limit 12 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Washington International Flight Academy

For more than 20 years, the FAA-certified flight instructors at Washington International Flight Academy have safely guided pupils skyward and imbued them with the skills necessary for numerous licenses and certifications. Under an instructor's watchful eye, guests control a Cessna 172 on a 30-minute airborne trek during discovery flights, which can later be applied toward courses for a private or commercial pilot’s license with optional multiengine rating. A commercial pilot’s license qualifies more seasoned flyers for instructor certification, where they learn how to teach essentials, including how to tell the difference between a landing airplane and a diving roc.

Along with in-depth courses, Washington International Flight Academy accommodates patrons with rentals of its massive fleet, charts and piloting supplies from its fully stocked shop, and lodging for out-of-state students.