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$89 for Introductory Flight Lesson from Above Alaska Aviation ($200 Value)

Above Alaska Aviation

98% of 125 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

FAA-certified bush pilots guide students during 40-minute introductory flights

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required; subject to weather. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 8 or older. Must sign waiver; if under 18 years old, must have parent or legal guardian sign waiver. Valid for season 5/1/13-9/15/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$89 for Introductory Flight Lesson ($200 Value)

After taking off from Talkeetna, the pilots of Above Alaska Aviation hand the controls over to students for 40-minute flight experiences. This deal may be redeemed starting May 1.

Above Alaska Aviation

Over sweeping evergreen pine forests and snow-capped mountains, the pilots from Above Alaska Aviation's FAR flight school hone their craft. FAA-certified instructors coach students in a range of specialized flight training in a fleet of 7EC Champ aircraft, as well as a PA-18 Super Cub and Cessna 180B. They train private pilot students in tailwheel aircraft from start to finish, tailwheel endorsements, and single-engine sea float ratings on the mountain lakes of Susitna Valley. Students learn the basics of flying tail-wheel aircraft—planes with landing gear on the tail—to hone skill sets, enhance their understanding of flight safety, and help them feel superior to carrier pigeons. When not teaching flight, bush pilots ferry passengers to remote wilderness areas where they can hike, fish, or hunt with rifles and bows.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


  • “Fantastic experience. Eric was our pilot and he was extremely thorough and professional....thank you :)”

  • “Eric my instructor was very helpful and able to expain easiely felt very informed Had a great experience highly recommend Have never flown before, he did take off and...”

    “Eric my instructor was very helpful and able to expain easiely felt very informed Had a great experience highly recommend Have never flown before, he did take off and landings then he talked me through some manouvres Even got a log book signed off for this flight Thanks whole process of booking was excellent Thanks for the experience”

  • “GREAT...GREAT instructor and staff!!! We will be back for more!”

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    Above Alaska Aviation

    22743 South Terminal Avenue

    Talkeetna, AK 99676


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92% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
80% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Professional.
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