There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.
$99 for 90-Minute Discovery Flight Lesson ($217.50 Total Value)
- 30 minutes of ground instruction (a $17.50 value)
- One-hour rental of a Cessna 172N (a $135 value)
- Instruction for the duration of the rental (a $45 value)
- Souvenir T-shirt (a $20 value)
Beginner pilots arrive at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and meet one of Blue Line Aviation, LLC's FAA-certified instructors. The instructor covers flying fundamentals during a 30-minute ground-school session before helping pupils into the cockpit of a Cessna 172N single-engine aircraft. Soaring high above Morrisville, the instructor teaches students to control and maneuver the plane. After an hour, the plane lands and newly crowned pilots take home a souvenir T-shirt.
The lesson may be used toward FAA pilot certification requirements, although certification is not included with the Groupon. In order to obtain FAA certification, pilots must be 17 or older, a US citizen, meet medical standards, and be fluent in English.
Blue Line Aviation LLC
Blue Line Aviation LLC unlocks the skies near RDU and Smithfield airports with aircraft management, flight training, aircraft rental, and aerial tours. The FAA–certified instructors, which include company president Trey Walters, help students grab the yoke and soar toward private, instrument, commercial, and flight-instructor ratings. These lessons can take place in a student's own aircraft or in one of Blue Line Aviation's airplanes.