What You'll Get
Many children lose their aspirations to become a pilot after learning that Santa’s sleigh is propelled merely by physics. Take your inner child for a spin through the air with today’s deal: for $39, you get one half-hour discovery flight from Advanced Air Incorporated, a $78 value. Customers may bring a friend along to share the experience, or combine two Groupons to extend the flight to one hour. Discovery flights take off seven days a week from Council Bluffs Airport located about 20 minutes outside downtown Omaha.
Flying isn’t just for dreamers who also happen to be mallards. Strap on your aviator goggles atop your unfettered brow as you step aboard the Cessna 172 aircraft, a four-seater flying machine similar to Falkor the Luckdragon. Each experienced instructing copilot will handle the complicated calculations and gizmatronic gadgetry of the flight, before passing the reigns off and putting you in control when the time comes. In the event that you bring a friend along, communicate back and forth through imaginary radios referring to one another with nicknames far more original than most ace pilots.
Advanced Air Incorporated has been flying spotless through the skies for more than 20 years. Ride comfortably and confidently alongside your experienced copilot, who will happily answer any questions regarding the experience, the plane, or how he gets his scarf to flap vigorously on a calm, windless day. Use this Groupon to experience the equivalent of surfing web-based satellite maps with significantly less loading time and far more double-handed high-tens.
The $59 price listed on the site is for the two-seater Cessna 150, this Groupon is for the four-seater Cessna 172.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 3, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 3 people per flight; may not exceed 400 lbs. May use 2 to extend trip to 1 hr. Must be 12 or older to fly, 3 or older to ride. Not valid with other offers. By appointment only. 24-hr cancellation policy or Groupon in forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Advanced Air Incorporated
Give Advanced Air Incorporated an hour of your time, and their instructors can give you the power of flight. Their training aircraft climbs high above Council Bluffs, where the airport's 656 acres start to look like the world's most realistic Lego set. The instructor hands over the controls, and novices take charge of a plane for the very fist time. The experience is known as a Discovery Flight, and it's a fitting name. That short time in the air can plant the seeds for a lifelong hobby, or perhaps even a career.
The journey to private or commercial licenses begins in ground school, but skills solidify once on Council Bluffs Airport's runways. CBA offers new pilots an ideal location. The airport lies close to Class C airspace, so new fliers begin communicating with air traffic controllers right away. Here, Advanced Air Incorporated's instructors have led many pupils to success; their website's home page brims with words of congratulations for new fliers or pilots who have gained instrument ratings and advanced certifications.
These students don't set their autopilot to fly off into the sunset. Advanced Air Incorporated keeps pilots around with a rental fleet of 10 aircraft, including Cessna and Piper models. The maintenance team also works on privately owned planes.