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Weekday Extended Discovery Flight or Three-Hour Private-Pilot Training at The Flight School (51% Off)

The Flight School

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In a Nutshell

Flight lessons include in-air flight experience, which allows students to control the plane with the help of an FAA-certified instructor

The Fine Print

Expires May 1st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Limit 3 people per flight; each person must have their own Groupon. 600lb combined weight max. Discovery-flight valid session valid on weekdays only. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must be a U.S. citizen or undergo a TSA background check. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 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.

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.


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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.”

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    The Flight School

    21904 Northwest Frwy.

    Cypress, TX 77429

    +12818902464

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