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Is a Discovery Tour right for me? I'm not sure I'm ready to become a pilot but I am eager to experience a backcountry flying adventure.
Your Discovery Tour will be a lesson - whether or not you choose to take the controls. Your flight instructor will share information and techniques employed for safe flight as you journey through the incredible and stunning Idaho backcountry. Our goal is to inspire you onward and upward. We believe a breathtaking and unforgettable Backcountry Discovery Tour is the best way to do just that.
I'm an experienced pilot who has a real interest in gaining backcountry piloting skills. Will a Discovery Tour provide me with the an in-depth lesson from which to continue further flight training?
Absolutely! We custom tailor your Discovery Tour as a lesson based on YOUR experience, ability and capacity to absorb. Our intent is to make this the most efficient way from which to launch further training regardless of what airplane you'll ultimately be flying. A Discovery Tour will provide you with a good sense of how backcountry flying fits into your aviation life. You will end the day inspired, understanding the commitment required, and knowing what your next step should be.
What is your payment, cancellation and refund policy?
Details are in clear language as you step through the booking page on this website. Briefly stated, we require a 25% deposit to be paid when you book your reservation. That deposit is refunded if you cancel your reservation no fewer than 10 days prior to the date you've chosen. If you fail to show up, or cancel fewer than 48 hours prior to your reserved time, you will be responsible for an additional 25%. A full refund is always provided if weather or some other issue prevents us from flying on the reserved date.
What about safety and risks?
Safety is first and foremost. Risk is relative. You'll be flying with an experienced instructor in new aircraft that are carefully maintained. Safety gear is carried onboard and flights are all made within the applicable regulations and only when weather and other conditions are favorable. Nevertheless, we fly in a mountain environment where conditions can change quickly. Routes are chosen that maximize emergency landing sites, but often the options are limited. We insist that you consider these risks when making your reservation as you will be required to sign an Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability prior to your flight.
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