From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get a scenic flight (up to a $179 Value) from Arizona Aviation Flight Services in Mesa.
Arizona Aviation Flight Services specializes in scenic flights, pilot training, and aircraft rental. The flight school is based at historic Falcon Field, where members of the British Royal Air Force trained to receive their stiff upper wings during World War II. Passengers will board a well-maintained Cessna 182, a light single-engine aircraft, piloted by a certified flight instructor and embark on a majestic voyage second only to an eight-second trip aboard a bucking bronco. Flights run 45 minutes to an hour and seat two to three passengers. Each flight must take a minimum of two passengers; individuals who reserve a seat solo will be paired randomly.
Routing options include flights of Phoenix, seeing one's home from a bird's-eye view, or taking in the sites at man-made Saguaro Lake or the Superstition Mountains, which are rumored to now be free of madness and fungal elder gods. Benefiting from Arizona's desert sunsets, mountainous vistas, and an arid climate that offers 330-plus days of ideal flying weather, Arizona Aviation’s scenic flights make a one-of-a-kind birthday or anniversary gift, an ideal setting for a memorable marriage proposal, or airtight hiding spot for professional hide-and-go-seek players.