A Discovery Flight, often called an introductory flight, is just what it sounds like: A flight that allows a person that’s never been flying to try it out for the first time. A discovery flight is with a certified flight instructor, and includes your participation.
A discovery flight is typically the first lesson for either a Sport Pilot or Private Pilot certificate. It’s designed to show you what flying the aircraft is like, a chance to understand what learning to fly is all about, get a first hand experience to help in deciding what type of aircraft you want to fly, and to meet the flight instructor. It’s not just a ride.