Scenic Flight of Seattle, Intro Flight Training, or Pilot Training at AcuWings (Up to Half Off)

Renton Municipal Airport

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In a Nutshell

A scenic flight showcases a bird's-eye view of Seattle sights; students get training before piloting an aircraft alongside an instructor

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per couple per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $149 for a one-hour scenic flight tour of Seattle for up to three (a $299 value)
  • $149 for one hour of intro flight training for one (a $299 value)

Before getting in the cockpit, student and instructor go through a preflight briefing, lesson review, and walk-around of the aircraft to make sure all instruments are in proper working order. Once the duo is safely back on the ground, they review the flight and the instructor answers any residual questions or concerns.

  • $899 for four hours of pilot training (a $1,699 value) for one

Students may use their four hours towards a private pilot certificate, light sport certificate, instrument rating, or commercial rating. All books, instruction, pretest, software, charts, and logbooks are included as a part of the training.

AcuWings

An approved FAA part 141 flight school with an option for part 61 training, AcuWings bestows certifications and ratings for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters upon trainees who have passed their gauntlet of training curricula. The outfit operates its fleet out of Renton Municipal Airport, a full service airport with an operational control tower that allows aspiring aviators to practice radio communication. The school's instruction comprises hours logged both in the cockpit as well as in ground school, where students study aviation topics such as flight theory, chart navigation, and aircraft systems, in a one-on-one setting with the instructor. Potential pilots interested in an initial taste of flight before signing up for a full-blown certification regimen can take advantage of the introductory flight. Flyers share control of the aircraft with the instructor for approximately an hour and log their time spent aloft in a logbook.

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