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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a weekday extended discovery-flight session for one (a $120 total value)
After 15–20 minutes of ground instruction (a $42 value), the student takes to the skies with an FAA-certified instructor for 40 minutes of flight time (a $78 value). While in the air, the student can help guide the plane through a series of turns, climbs, and descents.
- $149 for a three-hour private-pilot training package (a $304.80 total value)
Beginning with on-ground instruction (a $126 value), the student first studies basic aeronautical principles before practicing flying fundamentals in an FAA-approved simulator (a $72 value). Once well practiced on the necessary skills, the student dons a rental headset (a $3 value) and hops into an actual aircraft for 50 minutes of instructor-assisted flight time (an $88.80 value). After a postflight debriefing, the 1.3 total hours of simulator and in-air training can be recorded in the package’s included logbook (a $15 value), and applied toward the requirements for a pilot’s license.
Although the entire experience takes about three hours, the ground instruction and flight time can be scheduled on different days.
The Flight School
A 2012 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Outstanding Flight School, The Flight School's FAA-certified instructors propel aspiring pilots toward their aviation goals, starting students off on their paths to becoming jet-flying professionals or recreational pilots with complete mastery of the fundamentals. In addition to explaining theory during ground instruction and using an FAA-certified PI-135 flight simulator to safely begin developing the necessary in-flight skills, the instructors take students airborne for hands-on practice. The rental fleet boasts nine aircraft, including a Cessna 172, a Piper Arrow, and a twin-engine flying carpet.
94% of 77 customers recommend
“Had a great time with Clive and plan to start regular lessons very soon.”
“My 85 year old mom had the time of her life. The pilot was very nice and really made this present from us a wonderful experience. I would definitely purchase again...”
“My 85 year old mom had the time of her life. The pilot was very nice and really made this present from us a wonderful experience. I would definitely purchase again for anyone who enjoys flying!”
“Jennifer is an excellent instructor, never shying away from explaining details to first-timers. She also offered a second take-off on a Discovery flight, which was a...”
“Jennifer is an excellent instructor, never shying away from explaining details to first-timers. She also offered a second take-off on a Discovery flight, which was a pleasant surprise.”