Discovery Flights are your chance to get an introduction to flight training and having an opportunity to fly a small aircraft. Discovery Flights include 30 minutes of ground instruction that cover safety equipment and usage, operation of doors, preflight inspection of the aircraft, how to fly the aircraft, and more.

The flight portion will be either 30 minutes from engine start to engine shut down, or 1 hour from engine start to engine shut down depending on the package which you purchased. During your flight you will have the opportunity to take the controls of the aircraft. Flights can be conducted as both demonstrations and as a miniature lesson.

The base 30 minute or 60 minute discovery flight has a 1 year expiration period.

Flights are conducted under Visual Flight Conditions in good weather only.  While this is a bona-fide flight lesson, you may have the opportunity to see points of interests near your departure airport.  An additional surcharge is charged for bringing a second person due to the additional fuel planning that is required to accommodate.  Single person weight limit is 250lbs.  Two person weight limit is 400lbs.

Discovery Flights are conducted out of the following locations:

Location Flight Types
Green Bay, WI Cessna and Cirrus Discovery Flights
Appleton, WI Cessna Discovery Flights ONLY
Timmerman Milwaukee, WI Cessna and Cirrus Discovery Flights


We offer the following upgrades for our Discovery Flights:

  • An additional year to redeem.
  • Add a second person (400lbs combined maximum weight)
  • Add a Pilot Logbook — your instructor will endorse and complete it at the end of your lesson.

Gift Certificates

Pilotsmith Discovery Flight Certificates make excellent gifts. Birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas or just because; discover flights are good for all occasions. Certificates can be purchased online ONLY and in-person sales are not offered.