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In a Nutshell

A nonprofit aviation school whisks students skyward under the tutelage of certified flight instructors

The Fine Print

  • Expires Dec 19, 2016
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. 260 lb. weight max. Must sign waiver. Parents must sign waiver for anyone under 18. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Subject to weather.
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Commonly Asked Questions

i would like to buy for a XAS gift .Deal expires DEC 19th , is that the date you have to buy or use ? Thanks !

KIMBERLY F. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 5 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

The groupons will not expire until Dec of 2016. That's 4 years to use it!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 9 hours, and 17 minutes ago

More Questions and Answers

Never flown before, but I've seen Top Gun. Any chance we can do barrel rolls and flip the bird? Hope you're still reading as I do have an actual question... How much experience do the instructors have?

Charles C. asked 1 year, 9 months, 11 days, 21 hours, and 20 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

No aerobatics. These aircraft are not rated for them, and we wouldn't do that to someone who hasn't flown before, no matter how confident they are. Even the toughest nuts in the Air Force, and at NASA, had to build up to aerobatics. Not even roller-coasters come close to the intensity of aerobatics. Even though we carry sick-sacks, the smell is not pleasant to be trapped in an airplane with anyways! We've never had a first-timer toss, and we definitely don't want to start! As for the experience, our youngest instructor only has 200 hours, but he's basically lived out of our planes, so he knows them well. Our top instructor clocks in at a whopping 18,500 hours!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 11 days, 21 hours, and 8 minutes ago

My husband had a private pilot's license (single engine I think? VFR) Flown Cessna and Tomahawk. He has not been current in years (okay decades!) Thought he would enjoy a refresher or just revisiting the skies. Would this be redundant or beneficial? Any possibilities of three "Touch & Go's" for an additional price? Would that get him current or would he still need a medical?

Cindy Z. asked 1 year, 9 months, 12 days, 15 hours, and 5 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

The touch and go's will depend on his skill and the instructor's comfort level. Landings are high stress situations for an instructor. The CTLS is also harder to land than a tomahawk (we have had several tomahawks). I cannot promise that he will or will not be allowed to perform any. I doubt your husband has ever flown anything as lightweight as our CTLS either, but for everyone who has had their first ride in it has immediately become one of their favorites. One of our members, an F16 pilot, says its like flying a kite, he loves how it feels and how it rides the air currents.

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 12 days, 10 hours, and 9 minutes ago

I have a 15 year old can I buy 1 for him.

Donald H. asked 1 year, 9 months, 13 days, 23 hours, and 53 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

Age does not matter :)

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 13 days, 23 hours, and 37 minutes ago

the 45 mins in the cockpit is that accually flying in the air or sitting on the ground learning?

robb s. asked 1 year, 9 months, 14 days, 9 hours, and 10 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

It's an actual flight lesson. In the cockpit means operating the aircraft, which is taxi, runup, and flying. The taxi and runup take about 5 minutes, but it still counts towards a license!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 14 days, 8 hours, and 51 minutes ago

Is this something that can be used year round, even in winter months? What are the hours and days available for the class? If I give these as Christmas gifts, I am sure they will not want wait til summer to use it. Thanks!

Renee P. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 12 minutes ago - 1 answer

Megan G.

Yes, you can use this Groupon year round, however, it is subject to weather. Please contact New Flyers Association directly for availability.

Megan G. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 8 hours, and 12 minutes ago

I have 3 sons over 18 and would like to get each of them this opportunity - but since the three of them will be in Ohio together during the Christmas week, I wondered if they can come and have 3 different instructors = have the same reservation times, since their time together is so limited. If so, how does Friday Dec 21 look?

Annette K. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 9 hours, and 29 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

This probably isn't a good idea if they are so limited. Weather could ruin your plans, and instructors tend to relax around the Christmas week with their families. However, the groupon does not expire until Dec of 2016. 4 years is a long time, there might be more opportunities!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 9 hours, and 8 minutes ago

i would like to buy for a XAS gift .Deal expires DEC 19th , is that the date you have to buy or use ? Thanks !

KIMBERLY F. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 5 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

The groupons will not expire until Dec of 2016. That's 4 years to use it!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 9 hours, and 17 minutes ago

Ok, one more question :) I want to buy this as a gift. I'm also considering going myself but would like to go with the person I'm buying for. Do you typically do these one on one, a group, or how does it work?

Karen F. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 16 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

These aren't designed for people to ride along. We can use a larger aircraft and you can both ride together and switch places halfway through, but you need to redeem both groupons in one flight, it is very costly to use our larger 4 seater because it is owned by one of our members, whereas 6FD is ours and we can absorb any costs. I can probably give you guys a little bit more than 45 minutes of flying time to help offset the reduced time at the controls!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 9 hours, and 18 minutes ago

Can I purchase 4 as gifts for one person?

Trish W. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 32 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

You can give away all four if you want!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 23 minutes ago

How much time in the air do you spend with this deal? I see it says 45 min of time in the cockpit, but wondering how much of that is on land. Thanks.

Karen F. asked 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 42 minutes ago - 1 answer

CoreyLee H.

Hi Karen! The time is approximate. The ground instruction will take about 10 minutes, and the preflight and runup take 5-10 minutes. Some people get more than 45 minutes in the air, some get less. The moment the engine starts, people can log time for their license until it is shut down. Intro flight is the industry term for the first flying lesson, and we hope that you continue gaining and get your license, we'd love to have you!

CoreyLee H. answered 1 year, 9 months, 15 days, 10 hours, and 31 minutes ago

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