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Give the Gift of Flight

Give a gift they’ll remember… a Discovery Flight or Gift Certificate from Windy City Flyers!

Discovery Flight

Gift Certificate

Cessna 172 – $245 (Any Amount)
(3-person)* Any Training or Flight Activity


Phone orders: call 847-808-1188
7 am – 6 pm Central Time

Take the controls. Our Discovery Flight will allow your guest to experience what it’s like to be a pilot, providing a hands-on pre-flight of the airplane, use of checklists, radio communications, takeoff, in-flight maneuvers, landing and post-flight debrief.

Experience Chicago like never before. Your guest can choose their flight plan. Options include flying down the Chicago Skyline, heading north toward Lake Geneva, performing maneuvers in the practice area, passing landmarks like Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Northerly Island. Because of the hands-on nature of flight training, this is not just an ordinary airplane ride! Flight time may be logged as flight training towards a Private Pilots License.

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*Bring More People. In the Cessna 172, there is no extra charge to bring up to 2 additional passengers (number of additional passengers will ultimately depend on weight and balance limitations – please call us if you have any questions).


What is included?

This includes 1 hour of flight in one of our Cessna 172′s and an additional hour for pre and post-flight briefings (your guest should plan on being at the airport for 2 hours). If you have special requests, don’t hesitate to ask. Want more time? No problem! We can accommodate any budget!

In addition, the recipient will also receive:

  • Discovery Flight Certificate
  • Windy City Flyers Crew Tag
  • Flight Training brochure
  • Aircraft checklist, aircraft info sheet and airport diagram
  • Questions and answers about flying

How will I receive my Gift Certificate?

We will e-mail it to you.  If you prefer, we can mail it to you via USPS (no additional charge). You may also pick-it up at our office (open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week)

When does it expire?

Gift Certificates never expire. Just keep it in a safe place. We’ll need you to bring it along the day of your flight.

Is it transferable?

Yes, if you change your mind, feel free to give the gift certificate to someone else… or keep it for yourself!

How do we schedule?

After a gift certificate is purchased, simply call our dispatch team at 847-808-1188 any day of the week between 7am and 7pm to schedule your flight.  Flight times can be scheduled to take place at any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have passengers riding along, let us know at the time you schedule so we can calculate the weight & balance to ensure we are within limitations.

What should they bring?

Dress for the weather, we suggest sunglasses and a camera. A government issued photo ID is required (ie: driver’s license).

Is it safe to Fly with Windy City Flyers?

Attention to safety and meticulously maintained aircraft has allowed Windy City Flyers to be in business for over 25 years! Our pilots are FAA Certified Flight Instructors who have passed a rigorous indoctrination and training process with our Chief Pilot and management team. We have 4 full-time aircraft mechanics that are directly connected to the safety of our fleet. We meet FAA guidelines and exceed manufacturers recommendations for inspections.

Gift Certificates are non-refundable..

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