$59 for an Introductory Flight Lesson with 30-Minute Ground School and 30-Minute Flight at Valters Aviation ($118 Value)

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The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.

$59 for Introductory Flight Lesson ($118 Value)

One of four dedicated flight instructors spends 30 minutes going over in-the-air protocol, basic controls, and mechanics with new students. After the brief ground lesson, the student chooses to fly in either a Cessna 172 with wings on top or a Piper Warrior with bottom wings. They then hop into their chosen craft with the instructor, who guides them through take off, a 30-minute flight, and a safe landing.

Valters Aviation

Gatis and Peggy Valters spent their entire lives working with planes. When the opportunity came to transform their aircraft repair business into a fixed-base operation and flight school, they established Valters Aviation to share their passion of flying with others. The couple employs four flight instructors, who offer both ground-based and in-the-air instruction for aspiring pilots or curious co-pilots. Students are coached all the way through the acquisition of a private, commercial, or certified flight instructor license, honing their flying skills in Cessna and Piper aircrafts.

Gatis still performs full service aircraft maintenance, along with providing appropriate gear from the pilot shop. The mulit-faceted facility also helps clients choose safe flying routes in the weather planning room, and swaps tales of Pegasus sightings in the pilot lounge.

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    Lake Elmo

    3275 Manning Ave N - Gate A

    Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

    651-777-1399

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In a Nutshell

After on-the-ground instruction, visitors fly in a four-seater Cessna 172 or Piper Warrior aircraft under instructor supervision

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 4th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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