$75 for a Hands-On Discovery Flight in a Light Sport Aircraft from Racine Sport Flyers ($155 Value)

Batten International Airport

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In a Nutshell

CFI-certified flight instructors let students take the controls to practice basic steering and other flight maneuvers

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Expires Aug 1st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation policy. Must sign waiver. 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.

$75 for a Discovery Flight in a Light Sport Aircraft ($155 Value)

Instructor-and-student pairs take off in a Flight Design CTLS for a brief flight, during which the student takes the controls to practice basic flight maneuvers under the instructor's supervision.

Racine Sport Flyers

The CFI-certified flight instructors at Racine Sport Flyers conduct all their lessons in the cockpit of a 2010 Flight Design CTLS, a carbon-fiber light sport aircraft. Using its Dynon glass avionics panel, Garmin GPS, XM satellite radio, and dynamic map and terrain displays, they guide fly-along students through the steps necessary to become certified sport pilots and private pilots. Instructors also train students to FAA standards through ground school—which covers topics such as aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and navigation—and instill the basics through sessions in a multimonitor flight simulator.

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