FREQUENT QUESTIONS

How do I register for a free flight ?

This online registration system is the only way to register for a free flight.

A highlighted line under the header will indicate if registration has not yet opened, is full, or has closed.

Can I still get a flight if registration is full ?
Can I be put on the waiting list ?

Sorry, no, we do not maintain a waiting list. You must have registered in advance to fly.

It is possible that someone might cancel, or additional pilots might volunteer, so perhaps it is worth checking back later.

If you are considering getting your pilot′s license, you could purchase an introductory flight lesson from the Rockcliffe Flying Club. If you just wish a flight, they also offer local sight-seeing flights.

Can children under 8 years old fly ?

Sorry, no. The program is offered only to ages 8 and up. There are a number of reasons for this, including a lack of child seats, small headsets and high window sills. Please bring your child in a year or two when they are better able to appreciate the experience. Proof of age may be required.

Can males attend the event?

Yes. Boys and men are welcome, but free flying experiences are only available to women. You will be charged admission to enjoy the museum.

Is the event cancelled if it rains ?

Rain, low cloud and wind may all be reasons to postpone or cancel the event. We cannot guarantee you a flight. Depending on the weather, we may be able to fly for part of the day.

We have a rain date scheduled the following day, on Sunday. If the weather is sufficient, we will continue flying then. Check the web site for an announcement each morning, before coming to the museum.

Can I fly together with my sister/relative/friend ?

Many aircraft carry a pilot and three passengers. We try to group passengers so you go up together, but it isn′t always possible. We prioritize younger children with mothers, aunts or older sisters. Each of you must be individually registered.

Do we need to pay for anything ?

There is no cost for your flight, which is generously provided by pilots, volunteers and sponsors.

If you wish to show your thanks by making a donation to help us cover our expenses, it will be appreciated.

The museum provides free admission for participants, and one escort for children who are participating. The museum charges admission for other vistors, and charges for parking.

Still have a question ?

We receive numerous emails leading up to the event, most of which are answered on our web site. Please take another look.

If you still have a question, please email us. Our volunteers respond within 48 hours if your question is not answered on our web site. Please check your spam folder !