Discovery flights

Buckle up. Your Life Is About to Change.

It might be an afternoon adventure. Or just something you always wanted to do. It might be the first step toward to your pilot’s license. Or even your first step towards a career in aviation. No matter the reason: Sawyer’s Discovery Flight will change your life.

Become A Pilot with Sawyer Flight Academy

Take your seat beside your Sawyer Flight Academy instructor in the same proven training aircraft the US Air Force Academy uses to train aviators: the sleek Diamond DA-40. Hear the roar of the 180hp engine and feel the moment of freedom as the wheels leave the ground. Once in the air for your flight lesson, your instructor will demonstrate the basic skills of flying and the intuitive controls of the aircraft. Enjoy the sensations and scenery. Or take the controls and feel the thrill of flying a state-of-the-art aircraft.

Fair warning: Our Discovery Flights are known to ignite a burning desire to become a pilot. If you do, your Discovery Flight will count toward the forty-hour flight time required by the FAA to get your Private Pilot License.

Choose the Discovery Flight that best suits your needs or give one as gift.

Terms of use: 1 or 2 hour Discovery Flight certificates are good for 1 year from date of issuance. User must be 16 years or older to qualify for pilot training.



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G1000 equipped Diamond Star Aircraft

Our G1000 equipped Diamond Star Aircraft is also used by the United States Air Force Academy.

Garmin G1000 instrument panel

The Diamond Twinstar aircraft is equipped with an industry standard Garmin G1000 instrument panel.

learn to fly scottsdale

A highly experienced Sawyer flight instructor will guide you through your first flight.

Contact Us

Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)

Sawyer Flight Academy

14700 North Airport Drive
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sawyer Flight Academy Office Hours
Flight Training Department
Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm
Sat–Sun: 9am–3pm

+1 480 922 2723

Our divisions

Sawyer ext. 1961
Sawyer MX
Saywer Flight Academy