$27 for a 15-Minute Discovery Flight for One at King George Aviation Flight School in Surrey (a $54 value)

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In a Nutshell

Experienced instructors fly each student over White Rock Pier & South Surrey in ultralight aircraft while student tries controls

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 12th, 2014. Appointment required; subject to availability and weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. 225lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a guardian. Plane used for flight may not match image. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.

The Deal

King George Aviation Flight School's experienced instructors introduce prospective pilots to the basics of operating an ultralight aircraft during each discovery flight. While roaming the open skies under one-on-one tutelage, students have the option of taking in the view or learning about the controls, such as which switch activates the goose-disguise feature. Sky-walkers hover high above the natural splendour of White Rock and glimpse the Gulf Islands, Grouse Mountain, and the bends of Fraser River. To spy urban settings or see on which neighbour's roof a beloved frisbee landed, routes can adjust for a bird's-eye view of downtown Surrey. While pairs can use this Groupon on the same day, they will not fly together as the instruction is one on one.

King George Aviation Flight School

King George Aviation Flight School's squadron of instructors use their decades of combined experience to introduce novice pilots to the skies. Official licensing courses range from navigation and mountain flying to radio procedures or instructor ratings, and their Discovery flights give beginners a taste of the skies while proving to nonbelievers that clouds are, in fact, made of marshmallow. The school also rents its planes to pilots for day trips and sells certain models.

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