I understand planes have 2 piloting systems often?

Is there a plane I can demo fly first flight?

I'm interested in saying I have flown and that's it.

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    $\begingroup$ Go to any flight school and ask to take a "discovery flight". You will handle the controls most of the time. BTW, they are called "yokes" or "controls", not "steering wheels". Only one plane had a steering wheel (that I know of, not including the flying cars or esoteric experimentals). $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Mar 18, 2020 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ @RonBeyer - Doolittle’s Trimotor has steering wheels. The entire cockpit looks like a Ford from that era. It even has roll-down windows (millennials may need to Google that). I wish I could attach a picture. The rear seat legroom is incredible. More than my Beemer. Certainly more than any other 4 seater I have ever flown. $\endgroup$
    – Dean F.
    Mar 19, 2020 at 3:14

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Yes, the vast majority of airplanes have dual controls. You can just call up your local flight school and explain what you want. A "Discovery Flight" is typically 30 minutes of flying, just to see if you're interested, but if you want to go for longer than that, just let them know beforehand.

  • $\begingroup$ And most introductory flights will let you take control. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2020 at 20:16

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