Introductory Flight From the Captain seat you will perform the Aircraft checklist and startup procedures and after a short briefing, will taxi the aircraft to the runway. After the preflight checks are completed, it’s time to takeoff. In the air you will do most of the flying, learning how to turn, climb, descend, and getting the feel for the airplane. You will be surprised how awesome and how easy it really is to be flying your own airplane. At the end of the flight you and your instructor will land the aircraft.