Air travel is among the safest modes of transportation, alongside riding piggyback on a Secret Service Agent and staying in bed while the Earth does all the work. Gravitate toward this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $109 for a 60-minute private flight experience for one (a $275 value)
Private flight experience includes headset rental, logbook, credit toward an FAA license, 30 minutes of ground instruction from a certified teacher, and a 60-minute instructional flight aboard an IFR-certified aircraft. While airborne, the instructor will hand over controls to the student for a few basic maneuvers.
- $149 for a 60-minute sunset flight for two with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries (a $375 value)
After 30 minutes of ground instruction on aircraft dynamics and cockpit instruments, pairs load up into the IFR-certified aircraft alongside their instructor for up to 60 minutes of soaring above Long Island—all while clinking champagne flutes and devouring chocolate-covered strawberries.
- $249 for a three-hour sunset flight for two with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries (a $695 value)
- $399 for a three-hour sunset flight for four–six with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries (a $1,390 value)
The three-hour experience includes the same flight components as the 60-minute flight, except the aircraft—or pair of aircraft for parties of four to six people—zooms toward Oxford, CT, where passengers deplane and enjoy dinner at 121 Restaurant. After their meal, passengers enjoy a return flight home. Dinner is not included with this Groupon.
Positive Rate Gear Up
The licensed aviators at Positive Rate Gear Up command a trio of Piper aircraft, which they use during flying lessons and their own aerial jaunts. The squad includes seasoned veterans ranging from commercial airline pilots to recreational fliers, and takes on students who are working toward wings of their own. The club's nest at Republic Airport exposes trainees to a busy Class D airspace, allowing them to become accustomed to sharing the air and negotiating heavy traffic caused by 10-cloud pileups. The team also teaches discovery flights aimed at beginners that help them understand cockpit instrumentation and controls as they try their hand at a few aerial maneuvers.