At the beginning of each program level, the student, their teacher and parents set an academic or personal goal. When a student successfully completes the nine-week aviation course taught in their school, passes the test AND meets their personal goal, they have “graduated” from Wright Flight. Each school is given a Saturday during the school year when their graduates meet at the Executive Terminal and FLY!
Q: Where is the Flyday?
A: The Flydays are held at the Executive Terminal at Tucson International Airport: 7081 S Plumer Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756.
Q: What time do I show up?
A: Your teacher will instruct you when to arrive at the Terminal.
Q: Can my parents fly with me?
A: No, for insurance reasons, only the students can fly. Additionally, the right to fly has to be earned!
Q: Can I fly in the same airplane as my friend?
A: Possibly. Often two students will fly in the airplane at a time. To better your chances of being paired, sign in together. We cannot always accommodate such requests.
Q: Can I bring a camera on the airplane?
A: Yes, in fact we encourage you to. The pilot can take pictures of you while you fly. Also, you can bring any electronic device that can be used as a camera, including a cell phone, for the purpose of taking pictures.
Q: We have another event to be at today, can my child fly first?
A: Each student is assigned a number upon checking in. They will fly in roughly that order. If you are one of the first to sign-in, then you will be one of the first to fly. So, be sure to arrive on time. If your child does get a higher number, please inform one of the volunteers so we can do our best to accommodate you.
Q: Should I eat before I fly?
A. We recommend that you eat a very small breakfast before coming out to the airport. You may have to wait for sometime before you fly, so we don’t want you to go hungry. But eating alot of food before you fly may make you more susceptible to air-sickness. Also, you will get refreshments AFTER you fly.