Take A Discovery Flight – Oregon Location

A Discovery Flight is the first step into the exciting world of aviation. Whether you’re just curious about what it’s like to fly a small airplane, or have the goal of a lifelong aviation career…a discovery flight at American Flight Schools will introduce you to all the thrills aviation has to offer. Check out our Discovery Flight packages below.

The Future Pilot

Reasonably certain that you want to pursue flight training, but want to be sure before committing too much time, money, or effort? The Future Pilot package takes you and a certified flight instructor on about a half-hour introductory flight lesson from the Aurora Airport (between Wilsonville and Canby) over the local area in a safe environment to familiarize you with the airplane, airport, and general awe of taking the controls of an aircraft for the first time. The Future Pilot package also includes about a half-hour ground lesson on a variety of aviation topics including principles of flight, aerodynamics, navigation, aircraft operation, or simply answering your questions.


The Oregon Experience

Don’t think you’re ready to pursue a pilot certificate? The Oregon Flight Experience package is designed to change your mind. You and a certified flight instructor fly for about an hour exploring the benefits and beauty of flying a general aviation aircraft. Perhaps you’d like to poke around in the mountains, see downtown Portland from the air, or fly over your house… the choice is yours!


The Premium

If you’re the type of person who only wants the best… this package is for you. Fly one of our newer, Garmin G1000 equipped Cessnas. The G1000’s revolutionary design brings new levels of situational awareness, simplicity and safety to the cockpit. It puts a wealth of flight-critical data at your fingertips. Its glass flightdeck presents flight instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on large-format, high-resolution displays.


The Coastal Cruise

Spend a little extra time in the air and take a breathtaking self-fly coastal tour. You’ll love this 90–minute extended flying lesson.


* There will be a $30.00 charge for each additional passenger on our Discovery flights.
** We are unable to accommodate additional passengers on The Aerobatic Experience, as they take place in 2-seat aircraft.
*** Some packages are not available at all locations, please contact us to verify package availability at your location.
**** Gratuity is not included or required but is always appreciated.