There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon to Air Ventures PDK in Chamblee. Choose between the following options:
• For $99 you get a one-hour introductory flight and lesson in the Gemini Program (a $239 value).
• For $180 you get a tandem two-hour introductory flight and lesson in the Gemini Program (a $478 value).
The air-faring sky captains at Air Ventures PDK impart aspiring aviators with cloud-surfing knowhow via flight lessons—which can count towards official pilot licensing—and introductory flights. Overseen by experienced instructors, each 90-minute lesson (a $90 value / person) trains fledgling flyers in operating a Cessna Skyhawk, first on the ground and then airborne. After 30 minutes learning the ins and outs of each sky-guzzling hot rod, students hop in the cockpit for one hour of airtime (a $149 value), enabling them to hone their aerial skills under an instructor's birdlike tutelage. Throughout the excursions, captains stand by as co-pilots, ready to answer any questions and point out stop signs.
Tandem ground lessons and intro flights enable customers to learn with a friend or a stranger they've accidentally been handcuffed to. After sharing a lesson on the ground, each anxious aeronaut will get 30 minutes to circumnavigate the globe with their own hands. The spacious Skyhawk offers a comfy back seat where non-flyers can scope the Earth below as they eagerly await their chance to take the controls or unwind from an exhilarating hour spent perfecting an intercom captain's voice.
1954 Airport Rd.
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