$149 for a Two-Hour Private Flying Lesson with One Hour of Air Time from Ron Sachen ($235 Value)

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In a Nutshell

An expert pilot takes beginner flyers into the sky for a 60-minute, hands-on flight with 60 minutes of training and debriefing on the ground

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Appointment only; subject to weather. Merchant will meet customers on location at any of the Public Western Airports. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

No matter how technologically advanced airplanes become, pilots must still remember to watch the altitude, check the fuel levels, and sacrifice an ox to Jupiter. Pacify the god of sky and thunder with this Groupon.

$149 for a Two-Hour Private Flying Lesson ($235 Value)

A two-hour private flying lesson begins with 30 minutes of on-the-ground training that elucidates the fundamentals of flight control. Then students spend 60 minutes piloting a plane over Chicago's western suburbs under the guidance of experienced pilot Ron Sachen. Finally, a 30-minute debriefing after the flight gives more insight into flying.

Modern Flight Instruction

For years, Ron Sachen has taken to the Illinois skies inside fixed-wing aircraft. In fact, he loves flying so much that he has dedicated his life to teaching others the joy of soaring through the clouds. To inspire passion in his students and ensure a comprehensive lesson, his classes emphasize hands on learning. After 30–60 minutes of ground-based lessons, students take the controls in the air and get a feel for what it must have been like when the Wright brothers first took flight, rather than when they first jumped off their roof flapping homemade paper wings.


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  • “RON IS A GREAT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, GOT MY INSTURMENT RATING FROM HIM, NOW HAVE OVER 5500 HRS FLYING PRIVITE JETS FOR TWO CHARTER COMPANIES ”

  • “Ron is a great guy and this is a great experience.”

  • “Very friendly, made the flight very interesting and fun!”


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