$149 for a Semiprivate Helicopter Flying Lesson from Timberview Helicopters ($300 Value)

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Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $149, you get one semiprivate, 55-minute helicopter flying lesson from Timberview Helicopters (a $300 value). Flights depart from Northwest Richards Road in Kansas City or Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe.

Timberview Helicopters' professional pilots instruct students in steering whirlybirds while soaring over glittering cityscapes and lush nature scenes in 55-minute introductory flying lessons, consisting of 30 minutes of ground instruction and 25 minutes of flight time. During the first half hour, up to eight aspiring pilots keep feet on terra firma as they soak in preliminary knowledge before taking flight. One by one, students climb aboard and take control of a 2004 Robinson R44, hovering over land and counting bald spots on skyscraper construction workers through the plexiglass window. Flight time may be shared with one other student, depending on class size.

Timberview Helicopters

The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin, Kansas City, and Key West. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services.

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  1. A


    500 NW Richards Rd.

    Kansas City, Missouri 64116


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  2. B

    Johnson County Executive Airport

    15345 S Pflumm Rd.

    Olathe, Kansas 66062


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In a Nutshell

Aspiring pilots get half hour of on-ground instruction before taking 25-minute solo or duo flight in Robinson R44 helicopter

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 25th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply. Must be 16 years or older. 300lb weight max. Must meet general health requirements. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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