Take a look at what you can expect from your first Trial Introductory Flight with Learn To Fly. Strap in everyone, we’re ready to go!
For many professional pilots, recounting their first flight was always most memorable. All it took was one flight see the world differently. Who says you can’t do the same? Learn To Fly Melbourne is here to open your eyes to the world above and make your dream to fly happen, irrespective of how little experience you’ve had.
When your chance to take the controls for the first time finally comes, we know you will be both anxious and excited to get started.
YOUR PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING
The Trial Introductory Flight starts off with a brief introductory course where you’ll build a basic understanding of aerodynamics and what you can expect during your flight. Use this time to really pay attention to your instructor, ask questions and voice any concerns you may have.
WHAT IF I’M AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?
As a matter of fact, it’s not uncommon that pilots are! However, you’ll find that once in the aircraft with the door closed, you’ll feel a sense of security. It’s a bit like being in a car; if you sat on the roof of the car whilst driving down the motorway, you’d be scared to death. But when inside the car with your seatbelt on, you feel quite safe driving at 100 km per hour.
If you’re not convinced, just remember that you’ll be in the safe hands of our instructors. You’ll always be learning from experienced, high-quality flyers!
“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” —Leonardo Da Vinci
Under the pre-flight inspection, you will be shown the ins and outs of the aircraft, while the instructor inspects the plane. You can participate in the pre-flight inspection if you wish—the more you are involved the better!
You will be shown how to get in, how to strap in and the equipment in the cockpit will be briefly outlined to you, as well as the actions to be taken in an in-flight emergency. But don’t fret, your safety is our priority!
TAKE TO THE SKY!
Up, up and away we go. For approximately 30–60 minutes, you’ll see the world how we see it. Peep out the aircraft windows at the horizons beyond, while our trained pilots safely guide you through flying.
The instructor will use the DEMO method, direct and supervise, to demonstrate a variety of manoeuvres and talk you through doing it yourself. This hands-on experience is an incredible feeling.
BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
After having completed your first ever flight lesson, there’s no doubt that you’ll be full of excitement. How do you think it went? Your instructor will accompany you back to the classroom for a 30-minute post-flight debrief where you’ll have been assessed on your ability to complete tasks during the flight. But where should you go from here? Are we keen to go again?
Whatever you choose to do, the team at Learn To Fly will be here to help you every step of the way. The Trial Introductory Flight is not only for thrill-seekers wanting a taste of flying but combined with our theory and training flights, it can lead towards your Recreational Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence. Who knows? The opportunities are endless!