What You'll Get
Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.
$139 for a Discovery Flight Package for One ($284 Value)
Each two-hour package includes 45 minutes of flying time (a $199 value) as well as a glossy 8x10 photo (a $25 value), a t-shirt (a $15 value), a syllabus (a $35 value), and a pilot log (a $10 value). After a preflight briefing to review variables such as weather and flight plans, students and their instructors proceed to the flying portion, wherein planes soar above downtown Detroit, Lake St. Clair, Stony Creek, Southfield, or Belle Isle as students can assume control of the Cessna aircraft.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointment required; subject to weather and availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 14 or older with valid US citizen ID. 250lb weight max. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Extra $30 fee to upgrade to Cessna 172 airplane. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A&R Aviation
The instructors at A&R Aviation showcase the open skies above Oakland Troy Airport as students enjoy casual discovery flights or train to earn a pilot’s license. During instructional flights, instructors place pupils in front of the steering column of a pair of Cessna aircraft—models 150 and 172. The flying machines are kept up to date by an FAA-certified maintenance professional, allowing the student to focus on real world training scenarios without fearing real world technical difficulties, like when nacho cheese is accidentally spilled all over the cockpit.
When A&R's pilots aren't teaching others how to fly, they can be found ferrying people through the skies on sightseeing expeditions. On romantic flights, which showcase the dazzling views of the Detroit skyline at night, couples sip sparkling cider and nibble on chocolates among a sea of rose petals.