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Discover if flying is as exciting for you as it is for us!

What is a Discovery Flight?

Discover the thrill of flight with a Summit Discovery Flight—an exhilarating experience designed to give you a taste of life as a pilot.

Take part in one of our discovery flights, designed to familiarize you with the possibilities of pilot training and an introduction to the intricacies of aviation to see if the prospect of being a pilot resonates with you.

As you soar through the Texas skies with a Summit instructor, you’ll get the chance to see our local points of interest like the El Paso Mountain Star, the volcanic crater known as the Kilbourne Hole, Downtown El Paso from above, the expansive landscapes of West El Paso, and even the distinctive landmarks like Canutillo High School's blue football field. If you book during the fall, you can also enjoy the seasonal La Union Corn Maze.

Come fly with us today and see the world from our perspective.

How Much Does a Discovery Flight Cost?

We value transparency at Summit Flight Academy and offer the following rates for our discovery and recreational flight options. These prices are tied to the fuel and maintenance costs required to take you up. It is our goal to make flight as accessible as possible to our communities in Texas and New Mexico.

The El Paso mountain range from outside a Summit aircraft

Discovery Flight ($200)

Dip your toes into the flight training pond with an introduction to what it's like to be a pilot. Go up in the air with a Summit instructor and see our local points of interest like the El Paso Mountain Star, the volcanic crater known as the Kilbourne Hole, Downtown and West El Paso, and more.

Student and CFI sit down in front of a Redbird flight simulator

The Simulator Test ($250)

Sit down at the Redbird full-motion flight simulator with one of our experienced CFIs and learn the ropes of flying. Following the session, you’ll have the chance to show off your skills and be assessed in your success in piloting a virtual flight.

El Paso couple completes a proposal post-discovery flight at KDNA

Recreational Flight ($325)

Are you or someone you know curious about what El Paso looks like from above? Be it a birthday, anniversary, or unique date, we would love to take you and your loved ones up for a bird’s eye view.

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Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (LXT)
2751 NE Douglas St
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All other times by appointment