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Flight Opportunities

Air Zoo guests now have the opportunity to take flight!

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Skyhawk is a four-seat, single-engine airplane. It is the most successful mass-produced aircraft in the history of aviation. In 1964, the U.S. Air Force began using the Cessna T-41 Mescalero (a military version of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk) to train pilots. Since then, the U.S. Army as well as other countries' armed forces have continued using it. Choose from:

  • A 15-minute flight experience, which is perfect for those who want to go on a flying adventure. It costs $35 per person, with a two-person minimum. A third passenger may fly for $25. Weight restrictions may apply.
  • A 30-minute flight experience for those who dream of becoming a pilot. During the flight, you'll have the chance to take the controls of the plane while in the air! Afterwards, you'll receive a pilot's flight log that can be used towards a private pilot rating. This experience costs $94 for the first passenger and $25 for each additional passenger. Weight restrictions may apply.

To book this flight or for more information, call 269.350.2815.

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