The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
$199 for an eight-week flight school program (a $434 total value)
- Eight weeks of ground school (a $250 value)
- One-hour flight lesson (a $161 value)
- Pre- and post-flight inspections (an $18 value)
- Logbook (a $5 value)
Ground school takes place on Thursday evenings from 6–8 p.m. The upcoming session includes the following dates: October 17 and 24, November 7, 14, and 21, and December 5, 12, and 19. Ground school preps students for FAA written and oral examinations. For the flight lesson, a certified instructor welcomes students into a Cessna 172, where students practice basic flight maneuvers. Classes will use the ASA 2014 Private Pilot Test Prep book, which can be purchased at Advanced Air Incorporated for $16.95. Instructors also cover the FAA Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, which students can download for free online.
Advanced Air Incorporated
Give Advanced Air Incorporated an hour of your time, and their instructors can give you the power of flight. Their light training aircraft climbs high above Council Bluffs, where the airport's 656 acres start to look like the world's most realistic Lego set. The instructor hands over the controls, and novices take charge of a plane for the very fist time. The experience is known as a Discovery Flight, and it's a fitting name. That short time in the air can plant the seeds for a lifelong hobby, or perhaps even a career.
The journey to private or commercial licenses begins in ground school, but skills solidify once on Council Bluffs Airport's runways. CBA offers new pilots an ideal location. The airport lies close to Class C airspace, so new fliers begin communicating with air traffic controllers right away. Here, Advanced Air Incorporated's instructors have led many pupils to success; their website's home page brims with words of congratulations for new fliers or pilots who have gained instrument ratings and advanced certifications.
These students don't set their autopilot to fly off into the sunset. Advanced Air Incorporated keeps pilots around with a rental fleet of 10 light aircraft, including Cessna and Piper models. The maintenance team also works on privately owned planes.