Above & Beyond Aviation


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Introductory flights from a school dedicated to making flying an accessible experience

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Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $55 for a discovery flight for two (up to a $130 value)
  • $109 for an introductory flight lesson for one (up to a $239.20 value)

After 30 minutes of ground instruction from an expert pilot, hands-on discovery flights buzz around Austin for 30 minutes. The 2.5-hour introductory flight lesson includes about 60 minutes in the air after about 90 minutes of ground training, which covers fundamental aerodynamics and basic techniques of flight. Flights take place in a Cessna 172.

Above & Beyond Aviation

Though he couldn’t afford to get his pilot’s license after his first flight in 1967, Above & Beyond Aviation founder George Farris was hooked. He continued to pursue his dream of flying, eventually taking private pilot classes at the University of Texas. Now the expert who teaches the courses, Farris believes in making the rewarding and exciting experience of flight accessible to everyone. At Above & Beyond Aviation, he introduces students to flying and helps them work toward their own certifications. In addition to introductory flights and advanced training programs, Above & Beyond Aviation also offers aircraft rental for certified pilots who are tired of trying to flag down sky taxis.

Customer Reviews

The experience with Above and Beyond aviation was awesome! Randy was very good and made the experience so great. We are definitely planning on going again with my younger son.
Tiffany F. · October 13, 2013
George is a great instructor and funny guy! He made the flight educational and relaxing.
Spencer C. · October 3, 2013
The staff was very friendly and professional.
Stephanie M. · October 2, 2013

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