Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for an introductory flight lesson with 30 minutes of ground instruction and a 60-minute flight (a $230 value)
- $195 for an introductory flight lesson with 30 minutes of ground instruction and a 60-minute flight for two (a $460 value)
- $129 for a 60-minute air tour for two (a $260 value)
After a half-hour of ground instruction at the pilot-training facility, guests practice flying basics such as steering the plane during a 60-minute flight. Air tours spend 60-minutes soaring above the natural scenery of Lafayette, Jefferson Island, Avery Island, and the Atchafalaya Basin.
Acadian Aviation Pilot Training Center
Though he wanted to fly ever since he was a young boy, life kept coming between Raja Gharazeddine and his dream. Finally, at age 30, he managed to earn his private-pilot’s license, despite juggling extra jobs and overtime hours. Today, the Gold Seal–certified flight instructor channels his lifelong love of aviation to guide students toward certifications such as recreational-pilot licenses, private-pilot licenses, and instrument ratings.
He and his team of dedicated instructors work with pupils on individual timelines, using comprehensive syllabi and a wealth of flight sources to carefully track every student's progress. Acadian Aviation’s resources also include a four-plane fleet, whose Cessna 172 and three Pipers suit novice flyers looking to enrich their skills before operating larger aircraft. When not soaring skyward, Raja invites his students to open houses where aviators in all stages of training discuss aspects of flying such as tips for racing against pelicans.
1819 W Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506