Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
$99 for a flight-lesson package (a $428 value)
- 30-minute lesson with an advanced flight-simulator session
- Up to 60 minutes of in-air flight time
- $200 voucher toward future private ground-school sessions
After completing an advanced flight-simulator session, students take the controls of a real Piper Warrior or Cessna 150 aircraft under the supervision of an FAA-certified flight instructor. To launch the in-air flight, the instructor goes through basic instruction and a walk-through inspection of the aircraft before taking off. Students will turn, climb, and begin the plane’s descent while soaring above northeast Ohio.
American Winds Flight Academy
Amid the uncertainty and complex nature of the aviation industry in the early 2000s, Denise and Mike decided to buck opposition and follow their dreams. The husband-and-wife team kept their dream relatively simple: move to northeast Ohio, secure season tickets for the Indians and Browns, and open up the world of flight to others. They soon took Mike's 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and Denise's time as a commercial pilot and turned it into American Winds Flight Academy. Today, their flight academy preps prospective pilots with FAA-approved ground courses and hands-on instruction in their fleet of Piper and Cessna airplanes and accommodating pterodactyls. The duo's 15-plus flight-training courses and fast-track program include everything from advanced flight-simulator instruction to commercial-pilot certification. Dedicated to assisting veterans on their path to become commercial pilots, American Winds Flight Academy is one of 12 FAA-licensed (Part 141) flight schools in the state of Ohio.