An airplane is one of the safest modes of transportation, provided you stay in your seat and don't disturb the man-eating insectoid napping in first class. Ease your rational fears with this Groupon.
$99 for a Flight-Training Seminar and Simulator ($499 Value)
During a two-part seminar, instructors aim to assuage a fear of flying by explaining firsthand the mechanics and sophisticated science of air travel. Over the course of three to four hours, they teach participants about airplane technology, pilot training, and weather and its effects on flight patterns. Following the seminar, they guide participants through a session in a Boeing 737 Next Generation flight simulator—letting them perform their own flight procedures such as takeoffs, landings, and imparting life advice to the young rookie copilot.
Fly Without Fear
The seasoned instructors at Fly Without Fear aim to prove that flying is one of the safest ways to travel, ridding passengers of airborne anxiety through in-depth seminars and practical simulations. In each class, instructors review the basics of airplane technology, from the inner workings of jet engines to the physics of wing flaps, rudders, and ailerons. After explaining the effects of inclement weather and turbulence, they demystify the process of a professional pilot’s training, which includes flight simulators and medical testing to determine whether they’re eligible to have wings grafted directly onto their backs. Within a capsule modelled after a Boeing 737 Next Generation cockpit, students take the helm of a virtual aircraft themselves, manoeuvring it through starting procedures, takeoff, cruising, and landing.
Fly Without Fear
4360 Agar Drive
Vancouver Intl. Airport
Richmond, BC V7B 1A3Get Directions