Introductory Flight Lesson in Option of Remos or Cessna 172 Aircraft from Trade Winds Aviation (Up to 56% Off)

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In a Nutshell

After providing training on the ground, FAA flight instructors let students helm controls of Remos or Cessna planes

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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

$169 for an economy introductory flight package (a $379 total value)

  • FAA-certified instructors brief pupils once a week during a 12-week training session on the ground, which prepares them for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test (a $250 value)
  • Introductory flight with 20-minute training session on the ground and 40-minute flight in a two-seat Remos aircraft (a $129 value)
  • Learn how to execute climbs, turns, and descents.
  • Includes a pilot logbook, completion certificate, and souvenir photograph

$189 for an executive introductory flight package (a $429 value)

  • FAA-certified instructors brief pupils once a week during a 12-week training session on the ground, which prepares them for the FAA Private Pilot Knowledge test (a $250 value)
  • Introductory flight, which includes 20-minute training session on the ground and 40-minute flight in a four-seat Cessna 172 (a $179 value) with a traditional instrument setup or a G1000 glass cockpit
  • Learn how to execute climbs, turns, and descents
  • Includes a pilot logbook, completion certificate, and souvenir photograph

Trade Winds Aviation

It was a clear afternoon in Mission, British Columbia, when Walter Gyger climbed into his friend's Cessna 172. He’d spent his childhood constructing model airplanes and dreaming of stepping into the pilot's seat of a real one. The two lifted off, the ground dropping smoothly away, and soared on into the evening, finally touching down on Vancouver Island. That experience spurred Walter on to seek out his pilot license. Years later, after taking classes at Trade Winds Aviation, he bought the company. Walter now works with a team of FAA-certified flight instructors to give budding pilots that same push he received to pursue the dream of flying and pilot certification.

Trade Winds' two-runway airport and adjacent training area sit surrounded by ridges splashed with watercolor blotches of green, which pilots-in-training survey from wide cockpit windows as they follow the official Cessna training program. Students set their own pace as they progress through lessons in cross-country flight, night flying, and navigation, all augmented by online training, practical flight sessions, and heckling from birds. When not guiding pupils through the valley's consistently clear skies, the staff help maintain Trade Winds' fleet of Cessna and Remos aircraft, many of which have features such as satellite radio, autopilot, GPS maps, and spare commas for absent-minded skywriters.

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