Early man’s attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.
$129 for a flight training package (a $430 value)
- 20 minutes of classroom training
- 20 minutes in a flight simulator
- 30–45-minute flight lesson inside an airplane
- Log book<p>
After a classroom session, students take their first flight inside a realistic plane simulator with a full cockpit. The instructor then takes students up in an airplane, where they soar over Los Angeles’s cityscape. The in-flight session allows one student to practice flying the plane. If there are multiple students, the others will watch from the passenger seats.<p>
From their home base at Van Nuys Airport, the certified flight instructors at Encore Flight apply what they learned as students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to the training of new pilots-to-be through everything from discovery flights to full pilot's certification. The crew goes to work aboard an extensive fleet of Piper and Cessna light-sport aircraft, or doles out instruction while safely planted on the ground inside two FAA-approved flight simulators, one a stationary apparatus and the other a full-motion Redbird FMX. Fully enclosed in the Redbird's cockpit, students experience the motions of actual flight on all three axes and enjoy more than 200 degrees of wrap-around visuals, helping them spot hazards such as oncoming flocks of birds or commuting superheroes.