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 Between Two Options
- $59 for a 30-minute [flight simulation](http://gr.pn/qWFHup) for up to two people (a $119 value)
- $199 a 30-minute flight simulation plus a 35-minute flight for one and up to one guest over the Bay Area in a Cessna Skyhawk 172SP (a $399 value)
Simulated flights let up to two guests with no previous flying experience try out advanced maneuvers such as takeoff and landing. Led by an FAA-certified instructor, lessons begin with a simulated flight before instructors accompany students on an actual flight, where pupils fly a Cessna Skyhawk between takeoff and landing. Flight option includes free seating for up to two guests. An additional fee applies if more than one participant wishes to take control of the flight. A third person—weight permitting—may tag along on the Bay Area flight option for an additional $49.
Advanced Flyers' experienced flight instructors defy gravity while teaching students to pilot aircraft and giving passive passengers birds'-eye views of the Bay Area. Its FAA-approved Redbird FMX-1000 simulator lets pupils log time toward ATP certificates while practicing foundational skills and more advanced maneuvers necessary during bad weather, engine failure, or rabid-hummingbird attacks. Students who pursue private pilot licenses can eventually navigate aboveground in rental griffins from Advanced Flyers' well maintained fleet.