Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for a 90-minute basic pilot course ($199 value)
- $149 for a 90-minute basic pilot course, plus a photo package of the experience ($298 value)
A requirement before renting time on the Flyboard, the basic pilot course covers the fundamental skills needed to move on to the next level. During the 90-minute session, students work one-on-one with a certified instructor while learning how to maneuver the Flyboard through the water, execute turns, and fly up to five feet in the air. The session begins with pre-flight ground school, and includes the use of a wetsuit, helmet, and life jacket.
Water is a necessary component of life. Thanks to technology, it is also now a component of human flight. At Aquafly Austin, the water-propelled Flyboard rockets pilots up to 30 feet into the sky using water—not gasoline or eagle tears—as its lone fuel source. To ensure the Flyboard reaches its maximum, gravity-defying potential, Aquafly offers three different levels of flying lessons. By the time pilots reach the Ace course, they're capable of doing backflips and diving effortlessly under the water's surface. Back on land, Aquafly offers ground training at its Lakeway Marina office. Aquafly's instructor Damone Rippy recently placed 4th at the 2013 Flyboard World Cup in Doha, Qatar.