Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today's Groupon: for $70, you get an Intro to Flight course with 35 minutes of flight time at Peak Aviation Center.
The highly trained propeller professors of Peak Aviation Center transport pupils on visits to the clouds with a sizeable airborne fleet. Student and instructor board a light, agile Cessna 172 and ascend for 35 minutes of flight time, during which the aviator apprentice takes the controls for 95% of the ride. Throughout the skyward journey, patrons soar over mountains, majestic rock formations, and forests, gracefully turning and challenging storks to high-speed games of chicken. Lessons take off every day of the week from Peak Aviation Center's location at the Colorado Springs Airport.
Peak Aviation Center
From its nest at Colorado Springs Airport, Peak Aviation Center opens the skyways for fledgling aviators through aircraft rentals and a variety of flying courses. During their Introductory Flights, the center’s seasoned instructors relinquish controls of a light sport aircraft to students hungering to dominate gravity. Learning aeronauts can control the flying machines for up to an hour as they ascend, descend, and dodge shots from surprisingly powerful T-shirt cannons. Peak Aviations enthusiastic masters of the clouds also guide flying protégés to private and sport pilot certificates through hands-on flight training. Flying lessons are held every day of the week, including Sunday even when their offices are closed.