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.
$129 for Introductory Flight Lesson Package ($400 Value)
During the introductory lesson, an FAA-licensed instructor demonstrates flight maneuvers before letting the student take the controls and fly the airplane—under instructor supervision—for about 45 minutes. After landing, students receive a lesson completion certificate and pose for a picture. The package also includes a flight logbook, a Florida Airport directory and chart, and a six-month subscription to Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Flight Training magazine. <p>
For many, flying an airplane is a once in a lifetime experience, and the staff at NS Aviation and happy to make that experience a reality for people every day. Since 1999, the FAA-certified instructors have been teaching their charges to fly their fleet of single-engine aircraft—currently composed of assorted Cessnas, a Twin Comanche, and a Piper Arrow. The school’s introductory lessons acquaint beginners with flight basics, such as how to properly care for a plane’s feathers, and let newbies practice helming the controls and assisting with the landing. For a more rigorous commitment, budding pilots can earn their private pilot license over the course of 50-60 hours, and work up from there to become certified multi-engine pilots, commercial pilots, or certified flight instructors.