The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
$199 for a two-hour flight-lesson package (a $621 total value), including the following components:
- One-hour aircraft rental (a $120 value)
- Instructor time (a $300 value)
- Headset rental (a $45 value)
- DVD (a $50 value)
- Poster (a $15 value)
- Logbook (a $13 value)
- Pilot information kit (a $20 value)
- Access to aviation-facility library and computers (a $40 value)
- Airport city tax and sales tax (an $18 value)
Each experience begins with 30 minutes of preflight instruction to review the basics of flying an airplane. Students and their instructors will then take off for a 60-minute flight above San Diego, wherein the student will assume full control of the plane until touchdown. The experience concludes with 30 minutes of postflight recap.
Skyline Flight Training
When Skyline Flight Training's fleet of Piper, Seneca, and Cessna aircraft lift off from the airstrip at Palomar Airport, they transform from airplanes into aerial classrooms for aviators-in-training. As students log hours in pursuit of a private or commercial pilot's license, the outfit's instructors keep a watchful eye to make sure they demonstrate safe techniques such as checking instruments and never sneaking up on a storm cloud. In addition to its lineup of advanced training regimens, Skyline invites less ardent aviators to try out its introductory lessons, which impart basic flying knowledge through both ground school and hands-on flying experience.