$125 for Powered Parachute Lesson from Arizona Powerchutes ($289 Value)

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72 Ratings

Very friendly! Great experience! And, this was the closest thing I've done to flying like a bird. Thanks!
Sue O. · December 25, 2011
Randy is a great pilot to fly with.
Robert M. · December 12, 2011
We had a blast! Our pilot, Randy, was very accomodating and explained what we should expect in detail. My boys had a grin from ear to ear after their flights, we will book in the future! Thank you for a great time!
Jami A. · November 28, 2011

What You'll Get


Casually careen through the air with today’s wind-grabbing Groupon. For $125, you’ll get a 30-minute powered parachute lesson from Arizona Powerchutes, a $289 value. Suspended from a stabilized and inflated big cloth, you’ll fly just like predatory birds do, soaring high above the picturesque Sonoran Desert at a modest 26 mph.

Your flight will be a lesson supervised by FAA-certified flight instructor Randy Long, a gliding guru who’s logged more than 2,000 airborne hours and boasts a flawless flying record to boot. From epic heights, you’ll spy arid temp-dwelling critters such as the piggish javelina and beady-eyed banded gila monster. Your rainbow-hued bigcloth is powered by increasing or decreasing engine power and directing the steering bars to turn right or left; opt to gently swoop over mountaintops as if you were a seacrest-grazing pelican or waft through the highest elevations like a bar-headed goose. At the end of your flight, you'll receive a certificate and pilot's logbook that you can use toward a FFA Sports Pilot's license.

In terms of air transportation, powered parachutes are the next-best flying apparatus to sprouting a pair of feathered wings. Breezier than airplanes and speedier than parachutes, these two-passenger motorized carts are super safe. Get this unparalleled parachuting experience as a gift for thrill seekers, people who already own everything, or air opportunists.

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The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Must be 6 or older. 300 lbs. weight max. Not valid if pregnant. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Arizona Powerchutes


Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

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