$350 for Flight Training and Sightseeing Tour of St. Simons Shoreline for up to Three Passengers at Jacksonville Flight Training ($750 Value)

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Pilots help passengers to log training hours while soaring over lighthouse, Civil War fort & downtown during more than 60-minute flight

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Expires Oct 24th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

$350 Flight Training and Sightseeing Tour of St. Simons Shoreline for up to Three Passengers (a $750 Value)

One-hour-plus sightseeing flight soars up to three passengers along the beach to St. Simons for a three-hour visit, where passengers drop down to enjoy boutique shopping and dinner at one of the island's various restaurants (meal not included in package). During the return flight, the twin-engine plane flies over downtown Jacksonville as guests enjoy the opportunity to fly the aircraft and log time toward their license. Flight training hours may be logged by more than one person.

Jacksonville Flight Training

Wanting to fly to the beat of a different drummer, a couple of flight instructors decided in 2009 to start their own training center and teach the skills their unique way. They laid the groundwork for their new business with cutting-edge safety features such as aircrafts boasting airbags and innovative weather and traffic advisories. Additionally, the duo acknowledges that cost often keeps those with sky-bound ambitions grounded, so they work with individuals to find an affordable training plan. Besides their pilot programs, the owners make their Cessnas and bundles of helium-filled balloons available for rent.

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