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.
- $62 for a one-hour flight simulation with an instructor ($135 value)
Inside the FAA–approved Redbird FMX simulator, first-time or experienced fliers take the controls for a one-hour lesson led by a flight instructor. The Redbird FMX recreates three different planes: a Cessna 172 G1000, a Piper Arrow, and a Beechcraft Baron G58 with realistic motions, controls, and graphics.
Solo Flight Training
Solo Flight Training's director of operations, Kevin Gabriel, is an experienced pilot, and even he would agree that not everything about contemporary flight training is perfect. Enter the Redbird FMX flight simulator, an FAA-approved advanced aviation-training device with lifelike motions, controls, and graphics. Inside the simulator, students and Solo Flight Training's certified instructors can freeze situations in real time, giving them the opportunity to analyze problems as they occur. These issues could range from being in a skewed holding pattern to the plane joining a flock of migrating birds. This advanced simulator training can also be a more cost-effective alternative to traditional flight schools on account of rising fuel costs and other expensive expenses. Though students will have to helm a plane eventually, simulators help them get certified with various lessons, including instrument rating, proficiency, and practical tests.