Americans look to the skies as our final frontier now that the sea has been ruined by some overzealous chef oversalting it. Lay your hands on the last vestige of open space with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a 20-minute Discovery Flight (a $160 value)
- $125 for 40-Minute Discovery Flight (a $260 value)
Tandem flights pair students with a certified instructor and take off within two hours of sunset or sunrise. Soaring over the Sonoran Desert, the experienced instructor reveals the techniques used to steer, take-off, and land motorized gliders. The flight includes a souvenir T-shirt and paragliding calendar (a $35 value).
Before 1998, Maurice Sheldon kept busy as a computer programmer, web technology teacher, and architect. But since his induction into the world of PPG (powered paragliding), "Mo" has won multiple accolades for his skills as a glider pilot, once winning third place at the USPPA national competitions. He endeavored to share his passion for flying above the desert landscapes outside Phoenix by opening Airparamo, a 1,500-square-foot paragliding equipment and instructional facility in Maricopa. He achieved an advanced instructor certification in 2003 and has helped hundreds of pilots learn to navigate solo flights and shoo away advancing rain clouds.