What is a Fly Day?
Fly Day is the “Graduation” event for students who successfully complete all requirements of the History or Voyager program in which they are enrolled. When a student successfully completes the History or Voyager aviation course taught in their school, passes final exam with the required score AND meets their personal goal, they have “graduated” from Wright Flight. Each school is given a Saturday or week day afternoon (typically Friday) during the school year when their graduates meet at the Tucson International Airport Executive Terminal or Marana Regional Airport and FLY!
Q: Where is the Fly Day?
A: The Fly Days are held at the Executive Terminal at Tucson International Airport: 7081 S Plumer Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756 or at the Marana Regional Airport at 11700 W Avra Valley Rd, Marana, AZ 85653.
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 and student/aircraft/pilot assignments are at they discretion of the Fly Day Flight Dispatcher.
Q: Can I bring a camera on the airplane?
A: Yes, in fact we encourage you to bring a camera. 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 or tablet, 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. The students 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. Thus, be sure to arrive on time. It is always a good practice to make your child’s teacher aware, in advance, of the situation so he/she can notify our Fly Day team. Our Fly Day volunteers will do their best to make an accommodation if possible.
Q: Should I eat before I fly?
- We recommend that you eat a very small breakfast before coming out to the airport but avoid foods that tend to make you queasy during any type of travel. You may have to wait for some time before you fly so we don’t want you to go hungry. But eating a lot of food before you fly including carbonated beverages may make you more susceptible to air-sickness. Also, you will get refreshments AFTER you fly.