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A.T.C. Flight Training Center - Clinton

Two Introductory Flights or 10 or 50 Hours of Flight Time at A.T.C. Flight Training Center (Up to 62% Off)

The Fine Print

  • Expires Sep 4th, 2013.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Scheduled flights may be rescheduled due to weather. Under 18 must have parent present. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Fuel not included.

Questions and Answers 6 questions

Q:

I am buying the 2 hours for my son 14 years old , is there age restriction? Does he get to fly the air crat on air? what is the exact cost of the fule for 2 hours cessions?

Yodit G.  asked on  Sep 7, 2012

A:

The age limits are 15 to take written exam, 16 to solo and 17 to get license. There is NO age limit to recieve instruction. He will get 2 1-hour flights (scheduled for 2 hours to include pre-flight inspection of the aircraft.) The cost for fuel should be between $30 and $50 per flight hour. If they do a lot of takeoff/landings the aircraft will burn more fuel. The average is 8 gallons per hour and right now the fuel is $5.02 per gallon

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 7, 2012

Q:

Good afternoon, so please clarify, the fuel costs are not $18/ per month as the Groupon states. The actual costs are per Gallon PLUS the $18/ per month? If so this should be clarified on the offer itself. Also, does the 10 hour or 50 hour option include the cost of instruction? Thank you.

Jonathan B.  asked on  Sep 7, 2012

A:

Yes, that is a misprint that I tried to clarify but the Groupon writers misunderstood. The fuel club is $18 per month and then you buy fuel at as close to cost as possible. No, the 10-hour deal and 50-hour deals are for aircraft only. The 172 rents for $89 per hour w/o fuel and the 182 (which is the 10-hour deal although I will rework it for students in the 172) is $115 dry. 50 hours in the 172 would normally cost $4450 so if I included instruction I'd be broke on the first deal we sold. CFI time is $47.50

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 7, 2012

Q:

Is American citizenship required for this deal?

Pranayjit A.  asked on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

No BUT you have to go through the TSA Alien Flight student program before you can start training. We can do a 1-hour introductory flight for non-citizens only until they get approved through TSA. The web site with all of the information is www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. The approval takes about 3 weeks. If you buy this deal now you can start once you are approved. If you decide to do this please email JD at contact@lrn2fly.com so I can help you through the process. Oh, and they charge about $300 just so you know. We have tarined several people who have gotten this clearence so we are very familair with the process and more than happy to train you once you are approved.

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

Also, I need to know the name of the student. When you apply to TSA they will contact me to see if I know the person applying. If I don't know the students name the process will stall. So if you do this please email us asap.

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

Q:

Are we actually flying or just flight simulation?

traci s.  asked on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

This Groupon is for actual flight in a plane.

Marty S.  from  Self  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

Sorry, I had the wrong date this deal was running. It's for actual flight time with a Certified Flight Instructor. It's the first 2 lessons any pilot would start with.

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

Q:

Where does the training take place?

Sara C.  asked on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

The airfield is located at:

10300 Glen Way
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

Marty S.  from  Self  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

Potomac Airfield. Same address as listed.

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

Q:

Puzzles by the fuel cost for the Cessna 182 listed on a per monthly basis. Is this a dry or wet rate? Also, what time requirements apply to the 10 hour limit? Example, depart Friday PM, fly 3 hours away. RON for two nights and fly back Sunday PM for three hours. Any additional charges?

William W.  asked on  Sep 6, 2012

A:

The price for fuel is the airports fuel club. Basically you pay $18 per month and then get fuel at 0$0.05 to $0.10 above what it cost them (Currently $5.02 per gallon). If you plan on continuing to fly with us then no additional time would be taken for a trip like that. If you were buying just 10-hours and then moving on the 3 hour minimum per day would apply as it does at most schools. We have a club where pilots pay a flat monthly fee and then $0 per hour so we don't have minimum flights or overnight trips but for hourly renters those still have to apply. We have to be fair to our current pilots as well as offer you a good deal. PS if you have 182 time a 1-hour check out is standard. For no 182 time the insurance company can require up to 10. Chief Flight Instructor makes the call as to when someone can go on their own with no 182 time.

JD D.  from  Merchant  replied on  Sep 6, 2012

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