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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a 60-minute flight-simulator session for one (a $159 value)
- $65 for a 60-minute flight-simulator session for two (a $220 value)
Students strap into a full-motion Redbird FMX simulator for a realistic imitation of an actual flight while an FAA-certified instructor rides alongside and dishes out pointers. After 15 minutes of ground instruction, flyers gain 45 minutes of experience with a full complement of avionic instruments while navigating a variety of pre-loaded scenarios, missions, and the layout of every world airport. They also receive a complimentary logbook, where they can count their hour toward actual flight training.
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.