If you've never been up in a small aircraft before, we recommend that you first take a Discovery Flight. We will introduce you to the aircraft and the skies above the Permian Basin of West Texas and let you actually take the controls and feel what it's like to fly an airplane. We have many Discovery Flight options to get you started, with our basic flight starting at just $149. Find out more about all of our Discovery Flight packages below.
Our basic Discovery Flight consists of 30-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:
Following the introductory portion, it’s time to takeoff on your flying session! From there on out, your flight instructor’s job is to ensure that you have a fun, safe and memorable piloting experience.
On your introductory flight, you can take a sky-high tour of downtown Odessa and Midland, the oilfields, or even look out over your own home from the air. Whatever you want to see, we’ll take you there. Whether you participate for fun or are interested in becoming a licensed pilot, a Discovery Flight is an experience you’ll never forget. If you do plan on getting a pilot’s license, the flight time counts toward flight training, so it’s a win-win!
Aerotex Aviation offers 4- different Discovery Flight packages ranging from $149.00-$249.00 + tax. For all you receive, this is a deal that you can’t fly by. While other companies may offer a cheaper rate, they simply don’t offer the same experience as Aerotex Aviation does. Not only do we provide your paid package airtime, we give you an additional half hour of ground time. Some of our competitors, on the other hand, only offer a total of 30 minutes of air time – when you take into account warming up the plane, taxi time and run up, that 30 minutes is slashed in half. We shouldn’t have to tell you that 15 minutes just isn’t enough time to experience all that piloting your a plane has to offer. Shortened introductory flights are actually doing a disservice to aspiring pilots, as the value received doesn’t equal the cost spent.
Aerotex Aviation is committed to spreading the joy of flight to people throughout West Texas and the entire "Great State of Texas" as a whole! With the depth of experience our team of expert pilots have, we’re able to provide cost-effective and highly tailored training programs to our students. Our flight instructors are carefully selected based on their qualifications and expertise, in addition to their ability to connect with students. When you receive personalized training that suits your personality, your chances of success increases dramatically. We have a large pool of skilled FAA pilot instructors to choose from. We’ve built our reputation on industry standards and best practices, instructor availability and safety, and strive to bring those qualities to every student we teach.
If you’re itching 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 Aerotex Aviation help you take off!
We make it simple to schedule your Discovery Flight. All of our introductory flight lessons are booked online when purchased through our easy scheduling system located below. We encourage people (to get the time and date they want) to purchase and schedule their discovery flight using the links below. If this is a gift that will be scheduled at a later date please call to schedule otherwise please use the online booking system.
ATA Flight Academy equips each aircraft with 2-3 GoPro cameras to record each flight experience!
2020 Cessna 172S G1000 NXi
Mountain Training, Diamond DA40 with G-1000 Glass Cockpit
Basic maneuver training, Diamond DA40 with G-1000 Glass Cockpit
Diamond DA40 with G-1000 Glass Cockpit
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