Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Bolster the bond earthly loved ones just don't understand with today's Groupon: for $155, you get a helicopter ground lesson and a 45-minute scenic or introductory flight for one person plus a T-shirt or hat from Airwork LLC (a $313.28 value), based at Auburn Municipal Airport.
Airwork LLC's experienced flight instructors equip budding aeronauts with the skills and techniques necessary to professionally or recreationally master airplane and helicopter aviation. Ensconced in a Schweizer 300C helicopter, patrons receive a 15-minute private ground lesson catered to their individual high-gliding goals. Seasoned navigators pepper first-time fliers with facts about aircraft-specific systems and the basics of sky sailing, such as why a helicopter stays airborne and how to evade a cloud kraken. Boasting an impressive training safety record, practiced captains hoist whirlybirds for 45 minutes of airborne action, during which students can briefly take the controls. Soar over the sights with a scenic flight, or hone technical know-how during an informative introductory journey. Students can fly toward their favorite M*A*S*H location, or float above a pilot-picked spread of majestic rivers, mountains, and meadows before festooning frames with a T-shirt or hat.
A Sikorsky 300C training helicopter and fleet of Cessna 172 airplanes lift new aviators into the air during Airwork LLC's flight-training classes for both commercial and private pilots. Experienced instructors lead introductory flights that combine on-the-ground lessons with assisted flies, allowing students to get their wings wet as they learn a new skill that may someday translate into a career as an aerial photographer, movie stuntman, or raincloud repairman. Students keep track of their progress toward licensure in pilot logbooks, and Airwork also maintains a comprehensive online-training library with important documents and handbooks for both helicopter and airplane training.
800 W Perimeter Rd.
Renton, Washington 98057