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 $99, you get a one-hour ground lesson (a $30 value) and one hour of flight time (a $175 value) from Atlantic Aviation (a $205 total value). Flight lessons are held at Herlong Airport.
Atlantic Aviation's FAA-certified flight school gives fledgling pilots, aeronautical experts, and out-of-shape birds the chance to experience the ups and downs of piloting under the watchful eye of a professional instructor. A one-hour ground lesson gives an overview of safe and effective flying techniques and other helpful tips, such as where to buy the best aviator sunglasses. After class, students climb behind the wheel of either a Piper Seminole or Cessna 172 aircraft for an additional hour of flight time. As you cruise high in the ether and navigate your way through rows of traffic-cone-shaped clouds, the instructor by your side will put you through your paces and talk you through challenging air scenarios, such as spotting a gremlin on the wing. The hours logged in Atlantic Aviation's classes count toward a pilot's license.
Atlantic Aviation's FAA-certified flight instructors teach students the basics of flying from the pilot's seat of a Redbird flight simulator. Digital screens wrap around an enclosed cockpit, allowing students to practice flight patterns as they experience authentic motion from a moving platform. Always tailoring training to students' needs and ambitions, pilots and advanced-instrument ground instructors can help customers achieve goals of any degree, from learning the mechanics of flight in intro lessons to completing courses toward licensing.
9300 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32221