Airplane pilots learn to look out for signs of coming turbulence, such as shifts in weather or warning honks from drag-racing Canada geese. Get sky-savvy with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a 90-minute introductory flight lesson from US Sport Aircraft (a $185 value). Flight lessons consist of 30 minutes on the ground, and 60 minutes of flight time. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and weigh less than 250 pounds.
At US Sport Aircraft, apprentice pilots learn to soar through on-the-ground and in-flight instruction from an experienced, FAA-certified flight staff. One-hour lessons commence on the Earth’s surface with a rundown of crucial preflight information such as how to read a plane’s instrument panel or grow a replica of Orville Wright’s mustache. Students then take the controls of a propeller plane to test their newfound skills in flight, guiding the craft through updrafts and cloudbanks under the guidance of a trained instructor. Call ahead to make an appointment.
US Sport Aircraft
Many children dream of one day being a pilot; for most, however, real life usually gets in the way. At US Sport Aircraft, students can reclaim the thrill of youthful possibility by taking to the sky with the help of an accomplished staff of flight instructors. Students grab their first taste of flight during 60-minute introductory flights, taking wing at the controls of a lightweight SportCruiser aircraft. After alighting back on Earth, they can continue training toward the 20-hour sport-pilot license, or pursue a private pilot's license with accelerated training and flexible scheduling. US Sport Aircraft also offers fractional ownership, allowing pilots to share ownership equity in one aircraft with up to four co-owners. Co-owners coordinate scheduled flights online and share damages if one pilot clips the rear bumper of a low-flying satellite.