Pilot for a Day - August 19 & 20, 2023

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Pilot for a Day - August 19 & 20, 2023

Pilot for a Day will walk you through the basics of flight training and give you the chance to take the controls and fly an airplane!

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Wausau Downtown Airport 725 Woods Place Wausau, WI 54403

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This course includes a ground school in the morning presenting three important aviation subjects:

- Aerodynamics - what makes an airplane fly

- Stick & Rudder - how to control an airplane in the air

- FAA license options - the different faces of general aviation and what you can do with your pilot certificate.

You will then have the opportunity to get behind the controls and actually fly an airplane between Wausau and Merrill. This flight you will share with another "Pilot for a Day". Each of you will get the chance to fly one leg of the flight and then ride on the other half.

When you are done you'll know if you want to become a pilot for life!


Ground school for all Pilot for a Day attendees is held Saturday, August 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flight slots are then scheduled over the course of Saturday and Sunday, August 20. All attendees must attend the Saturday morning ground school or they will NOT be able to fly during their scheduled flight time.


No refunds are available for this event. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Wausau Flying Service at 715.845.3400 PRIOR TO the event; requests for credit toward a future event will be considered on a case by case basis.

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