One Discovery Flight or Three Two-Hour Flying Lessons at Airwolf Aviation (Up to 53% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Fly a Cessna 172 under the guidance of a pro pilot and bring along a guest to share the experience; practice flying in two-hour lessons

The Fine Print

Expires Jun 26th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. Valid only for option purchased. Recommended that customers are at least 13. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $99 for one discovery flight (a $209 value)
  • $449 for three two-hour flying lessons (a $936.45 value)

This discovery flight starts with 45 minutes of ground instruction, during which instructors demonstrate how to read the plane's instruments and explain to students how to fly the plane and maneuver it when it’s on the ground. They then show students how to inspect the plane’s exterior. After completing the ground inspection, students sit in the pilot's seat, start the plane, and taxi it to the runway before taking off. The resulting 60-minute flight covers approximately 30 nautical miles, and students may soar over downtown, Lake Hartwell and Lake Greenwood, and even their house if it's close enough. Students also get to bring one ride-along passenger to share the experience.

Each flying lesson begins with 30 minutes of ground instruction covering various aspects of flying and the plane itself. Students and instructors then take to the cockpit of an aircraft and ascend to a classroom in the sky, where aspiring pilots practice maneuvering the plane for 90 minutes. Discovery flights and lessons are scheduled any day of the week between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., pending availability, and are held at Greenville Downtown Airport or Anderson Regional Airport

Airwolf Aviation

At Airwolf Aviation, founder Michele Rash and her team of instructors keep one thought in mind when training students to become certified pilots: "Would I sit in the back seat while he or she flew me around?" This question guides them while they tailor training for each student and has resulted in a pass/fail rate of 97% over the past three years.

With three flight schools, a fleet of Cessna airplanes, and a multi-engine Piper Aztec E, the instructors lead courses that qualify students for private, instrument, commercial, and multi-engine pilot licenses. They also help professional pilots earn flight-instructor certifications. When they’re not teaching lessons, Airwolf's team introduces clients to aviation through discovery flights and city tours that fly to the governor's floating mansion.

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