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Open Air Flight Training Tour in Gaithersburg MD

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s YOU… flying a private small airplane at OpenAir Flight Training. Get the adrenaline rush of flying and a spectacular bird’s eye view of land from the height of clouds. OpenAir is a certified Cirrus Standardized Training Center located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. You can fly several planes including the Cessna 172 and the premium Cirrus models.
Welcome to Open Air Flight Training. My name is Joel. I'll be your flight instructor for today.
So this is our airplane. This is a 2006 Cessna 172. It's got a Garmin G1000 avionics system in it. The G1000 is basically what we call the glass cockpit. 110 knots, 120 miles per hour roughly. It's about how fast we'll go. What we're looking for in an airplane engine is torque. Not so much the horsepower. The torque is what does the work to the prop. So because it's such a big bore motor and fuel and all the other factors, these things are really moody and really don't like to start when they're warm. And you'll see that today.
But once you get it running the thing just purrs like a kitten. Any questions? You get to do all the flying today. Basically we're going to head out that way, where that mountains is right out there. You can kinda see that mountain sticking above the trees over there in the distance. If you can, take a step to your right, it's just underneath the wing of the airplane...
At Open Air Flight Training we provide glass cockpit flight training for private pilot license, instrument flight training, as well as commercial and CFI ratings.