Above Alaska Aviation

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Everyone was wonderful, had an awesome time. My Dad had a tour around Denali he will never forget. Thanks so much!
JANE E. · May 21, 2013
I had an awesome experience and finally got to try something I had wanted to do for a long time. Thanks for the great lesson!
Mary-Beth S. · January 4, 2013
These guys are awesome. Drew (the pilot) inspires confidence in someone's ability to fly a plane from the moment you enter the cockpit. One of the best Groupons we have ever used.
Eric L. · November 4, 2012

What You'll Get


Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today's Groupon: for $89, you get an introductory flight lesson at Above Alaska Aviation, located at the Talkeetna State Airport.

Helmed by Drew Haag, a certified flight instructor with 17 years of piloting experience, Above Alaska Aviation imparts basic guidelines for safe soaring during 40-minute lessons. At the Talkeetna State Airport, accessible by a scenic 2.5-hour drive or mooseback ride from Anchorage, guests pair up with a knowledgeable member of the National Association of Flight Instructors before climbing into the cockpit of a tailwheel aircraft. As they skim the clouds above Talkeetna's three glacier-fed rivers, students can take hold of the controls for a tactile tutorial on aerodynamics and skywriting in iambic pentameter. The mid-air session constitutes a thoughtful holiday gift for aspiring pilots, adventurous relatives, and asthmatic migratory birds.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Dec 13, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Above Alaska Aviation


Over sweeping evergreen pine forests and snow-capped mountains, the pilots from Above Alaska Aviation's FAR flight school hone their craft. FAA-certified instructors coach students in a range of specialized flight training in a fleet of 7EC Champ aircraft, as well as a PA-18 Super Cub and Cessna 180B. They train private pilot students in tailwheel aircraft from start to finish, tailwheel endorsements, and single-engine sea float ratings on the mountain lakes of Susitna Valley. Students learn the basics of flying tail-wheel aircraft—planes with landing gear on the tail—to hone skill sets, enhance their understanding of flight safety, and help them feel superior to carrier pigeons. When not teaching flight, bush pilots ferry passengers to remote wilderness areas where they can hike, fish, or hunt with rifles and bows.

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