Flight Training Packages

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FIRST TASTE OF FLIGHT – $89

With Fly There’s Redbird full motion flight simulator, you’ll spend 30 minutes controlling the flight simulator from takeoff to landing at any airport in the world you choose.  A certified flight  instructor will be there to talk you through every phase of the flight.  This package is perfect if you’re interested in learning how to fly and want the piloting experience without leaving the ground.

Make no mistake, this is an actual lesson.  You will receive a logbook endorsement documenting your very first lesson as well as a free 6 month subscription to Flight Training magazine.

FLY THERE’S FIRST FLIGHT – $199

Fly There’s First Flight is not your typical 30 minute “Discovery Flight”.  This is an actual 2 hour lesson with 1 full hour flying the airplane. You will complete a full weather briefing (alongside a certified flight instructor) and thoroughly pre-flight the airplane (a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer, based upon availability).

Once those tasks are complete, you’ll be ready for takeoff.  The flight instructor will perform the take-off and climb to a safe maneuvering altitude and then you will take full control of the airplane and perform basic flight maneuvers including climbs, descents and turns.

After the instructor lands the airplane, you will spend some time “debriefing” the lesson with your instructor.  Once completed, you will receive a logbook endorsement documenting completion of this lesson as well as a free 6 month subscription to Flight Training magazine.

Learn more about our introductory flight lessons in Chicago, IL today!

HALF DAY FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM – $549

This is your opportunity to spend half of a day learning how to fly at the Chicago Executive Airport.  With this package you will spend approximately one hour in the flight simulator learning and practicing basic flight maneuvers and then replicate the same maneuvers during an hour-long flight lesson in either a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer (based upon availability).  This advanced form of flight training replica enables you to see first hand how gaining proficiency in the simulator will help you learn more efficiently.

Plan on spending 4 hours at the airport from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • First 30 minutes: Briefing your day
  • Next 60 minutes: Full motion FMX Simulator flight training session
  • Next 45 minutes: Pre-flight weather briefing and flight planning
  • Next 30 minutes: Pre-flight inspection of the airplane (just like the pros do it!)
  • Next 60 minutes: In-flight training session (in a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer, based upon availability)
  • Last 15 minutes: Post flight debrief (and pictures!)

Once completed, you will receive a logbook endorsement documenting this amazing lesson, and a free 6 month subscription to Flight Training magazine.

FLY THERE’S “FIRST FIVE” – $2,399*

If you’re thinking becoming a pilot, this flight training package not only gets you started flying, but it also gives you the books and initial supplies you’ll need to really get your training “off the ground”.

This flight training gift package includes:

  • 5 hours of full-motion simulator instruction time
  • 5 hours of flight instruction (in a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer depending on availability)
  • 5 hours of ground instruction (to include pre and post flight briefings)

In addition, you will receive:

  • A VFR kneeboard
  • One round of Chicago sectional and terminal charts
  • 6 months free subscription to Flight Training magazine and
  • A Jeppesen Private Pilot training kit (provided at first meeting)

To assist with your education Fly There will provide:

  • PDF copies of aviation training materials necessary to obtain a pilot’s license
  • A headset for the initial flight lessons

Fly There’s First Five contains all the training materials/texts that you will need to complete your private pilot training.

*Price will vary depending on which aircraft is used for the 5 hours of flight training.