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$159 for an Introductory Flight in Plane or Helicopter at United Aviation Academy ($399 Value)


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Students take control of Cirrus airplane or Schweizer helicopter while FAA-certified instructor looks on safely

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Expires Feb 13th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Subject to weather. New customers only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 225lb weight max for helicopter. Valid only for Cirrus SR20 airplane and Schweitzer 300 CBI helicopter. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$159 for Introductory Flight in a Plane or Helicopter ($399 Value)

Students take introductory flight instruction aboard a Cirrus SR20 airplane or a Schweizer 300CBI helicopter. After 30 minutes of ground and preflight training, the FAA-certified instructor will explain procedures while steering the plane down the runway or preparing the chopper for liftoff. Once aloft and at a safe altitude, students take sole control of the aircraft for a full 30 minutes while the instructor keeps watch for safety.

United Aviation Academy

The licensed, FAA-certified instructors at United Aviation Academy employ a fleet of helicopters and airplanes that serve as airborne classrooms for students enrolled in instructional programs that range from introductory flights to full commercial-pilot certifications. Since the academy does not reside at a busy airport, students never have to wait for runway clearance before taking off and enjoying the magnificent views of the Hudson Valley from on high. On the ground, the academy grants its pilot's license candidates access to classrooms, conference rooms, and offices for quiet study and uninterrupted experiments with paper airplane folding. The outfit's Redbird FMX flight simulator also allows for highly realistic earthbound practice within a fully enclosed cockpit, complete with more than 200 degrees of wraparound visuals and a wealth of training scenarios.


98% of 51 customers recommend

  • “Excellent”

  • “It was a fun experience!! Will be going back....”

  • “Great instructor and experience. Great setup and free snacks. Nice quiet airport which is ideal for flying. Instructor was late which was the only negative. I...”

    “Great instructor and experience. Great setup and free snacks. Nice quiet airport which is ideal for flying. Instructor was late which was the only negative. I would consider a follow-up lesson. 1 hour would be better than 30 minutes.”

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    263 New Hackensack Rd.

    Wappingers Falls, New York 12590


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