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Introductory Flight

Discover the Wonder of Flight Carolina Flight Academy Discovery Flight Program will help you soar to greater heights. Do you want experience the feeling of flying through the sky in your very own plane? Now you can with Carolina Flight Academy Discovery Flight. Whether it’s been a lifelong dream of yours, or you want to give it a try before committing to pilot training courses, taking control of an airplane will let you discover the power of flight. You’ll see what the allure of piloting your own plane is all about and awaken a passion inside yourself. Jump in the cockpit and strap into the pilot’s seat, as one of our experienced instructors assists you with piloting an airplane. 45 adrenaline-filled minutes later, you’ll know the feeling of soaring above the clouds in complete control of your own aircraft. Ready to get takeoff? Contact us today and schedule your flight – it also makes a great gift for birthdays and holidays! What is a Discovery Flight? Carolina Flight Academy Discovery Flight is an introductory flying session, in which you’re paired with an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and allowed to pilot your own plane under their supervision. Throughout the session, you will be seated on the left, also known as the pilot-in-command seat as you take flight. When you engage the throttle for the first time in one of our planes, your heart will start to beat faster, your adrenaline will surge and your senses will become activated as you part from the ground. There’s truly no greater feeling as you freely ascend into the clear blue sky – it’s something you won’t forget. And the best way to experience that moment is through our exhilarating, affordable Discovery Flight. What Will My Discovery Flight Entail? The Discovery Flight consists of 45 minutes of uninterrupted airtime with a highly knowledgeable and personable flight instructor. It’s their duty to guide you through a series of pre-flight activities to help you understand some basic flying principles, including: Preparing the aircraft so you can gain a basic understanding of what pilots check for before flight. Checking flight controls, including the ailerons, flaps, elevator and rudder to understand basic flight systems. Helping program the flight management system, which monitors lights, fuel level, engine oil and other essential functions, to understand how flight plans are implemented. Analyzing the exterior of the plane to uncover any signs of damage to its structure. Following the introductory portion, it’s time to takeoff on your 45 minute flying session! From there on out, your flight instructor’s job is to ensure that you have a fun, safe and memorable piloting experience. Ready to Discover what Flying is All About? If you’re ready to give flying a try, the Discovery Flight will let you experience flying as it was meant to be – fun, affordable and breathtaking. All you need is the right company to get you there: Let Carolina Flight Academy help you take off.
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Private Pilot

Learning to fly, whether for enjoyment, dream fulfillment, or employment, is a rewarding, exciting, and emotional experience that cannot be explained. Whether you are an aspiring airline pilot or just seeking the thrill of flying, everyone’s flying journey begins here: the Private Pilot License. It is the most common pilot’s license in the U.S. and allows individuals to take leisure trips to just about any destination without the aid of a flight instructor.  

Instrument Pilot

For most people, the next step after your Private Pilot Certificate is the Instrument Rating. The addition of the instrument rating opens up a whole new world of flying. When you operate under IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) you can fly in the clouds without reference ground or horizon. Without your instrument rating, you would be restricted to VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and could only operate on clear days. Are you longing to fly for the airlines, as a flight instructor, or a charter pilot? Well, these and hundreds of other flying careers have one thing in common: they all require a commercial pilot’s certificate. Even if you don’t want to use your wings to earn your paycheck, commercial training gives you the skills to fly complex aircraft with the precision and safety margins that airline passengers have come to take for granted.