$79 for a One-Hour Discovery Experience at Solo Flight Training ($172.50 Value)

Ellington Airport

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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.

$79 for a One-Hour Discovery-Flight Experience ($172.50 Value)

A pilot provides a basic introduction to the aircraft, a late-model Diamond DA40 with a full glass panel of avionics, and the fundamental concepts of flying for about 20 minutes before clients explore the freedom of the skies for about 40 minutes.

Solo Flight Training

Solo Flight Training's director of operations, Kevin Gabriel, is an experienced pilot, and even he would agree that not everything about contemporary flight training is perfect. Enter the Redbird FMX flight simulator, an FAA-approved advanced aviation-training device with lifelike motions, controls, and graphics. Inside the simulator, students and Solo Flight Training's certified instructors can freeze situations in real time, giving them the opportunity to analyze problems as they occur. These issues could range from being in a skewed holding pattern to the plane joining a flock of migrating birds. This advanced simulator training can also be a more cost-effective alternative to traditional flight schools on account of rising fuel costs and other expensive expenses. Though students will have to helm a plane eventually, simulators help them get certified with various lessons, including instrument rating, proficiency, and practical tests.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “This place is awesome, had a wonderful time, bought the Discovery Solo Flight for my boyfriends birthday and he LOVED it! Everyone was super nice and would do it...”

    “This place is awesome, had a wonderful time, bought the Discovery Solo Flight for my boyfriends birthday and he LOVED it! Everyone was super nice and would do it again:) ”

  • “Great experience and great value.”

  • “For a first time, it was a good taste of what it's like to fly a plane. ”

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    Ellington Airport

    11701 N. Brantly

    Houston, Texas 77034

    281-464-3530

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In a Nutshell

Following a quick ground-school lesson, clients take to the skies in a 40-minute flight with a certified flight instructor

The Fine Print

Expires May 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 people per flight. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to weather conditions. Valid on weekdays only. Must sign waiver. Must be a U.S. citizen or undergo a TSA background check. Must be 14 or older. 400lb weight max. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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