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Pilot for a Day


Pilot for a Day is back for 2024!


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 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Flight slots are then scheduled over the course of Saturday and Sunday, August 18. All attendees must attend the Saturday morning ground school or they will NOT be able to fly during their scheduled flight time.


Youth between the ages of 15-17 will need a permission slip if they are attending without their parent. Ages 12-14 must attend with a parent / guardian who also has a paid ticket and will be flying with them.


We take two PFaD students per aircraft. If you sign up with a partner, we will schedule you to be in the same aircraft. If you purchase an individual ticket, you will be paired with another individual flyer for the flight. In the event the flight must be rescheduled, all individual flyers will be given alternative times that can be rescheduled.


Ground school is held as scheduled, rain or shine. If conditions are not appropriate for a safe and enjoyable flight, our flight instructors will reschedule flyers to return another day for their flight. Go / no-go weather decisions and reschedulings will be made by the flight instructor.


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.

2024 Dates

Want to fly a vintage training plane instead? Check out Air Cadet for a Day 


© 2024 by Wausau Flying Service, Inc.

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