There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $69 for a two-hour airplane flight-simulator intro course and two hours of simulator time for one (a $119 value)
- $129 for a two-hour airplane flight-simulator intro course and two hours of simulator time for two (a $238 value)
- $99 for a two-hour helicopter flight-simulator intro course and two hours of simulator time for one (a $149 value)
- $169 for a two-hour helicopter flight-simulator intro course and two hours of simulator time for two (a $298 value)
During the school’s basic flight-simulator course, a Federal Aviation Administration–certified pilot or instructor first acclimates the student to the controls and fundamental maneuvers of the airplane or helicopter. The class covers turning and climbing, as well as changes in airspeed and flying level, and, if time permits, landing the aircraft. Afterward, guests rehearse their soaring skills for two hours of unstructured simulator practice.
Boston Flight Simulator Academy
For many people, multitasking means something similar to handling phone calls and typing at the same time. Boston Flight Simulator Academy teaches aviation’s version of multitasking—the kind that helps would-be captains see their way through a midair fog bank without running out of fuel. The academy houses both airplane and helicopter simulators, each one with four high-resolution screens that mimic the view of a pilot on the job. During simulations, Federal Aviation Administration–certified pilots and instructors accompany vistors in these simulators—typically, people with little to no aviation experience—and guide them through each immersive lesson.
Students begin with a course on the basics: flying level, turning, and climbing in altitude. After that, they can schedule classes based on specific missions, including takeoffs and landings at the airport or navigating a New Hampshire mountain range. Weather-based classes tackle scenarios from low visibility to thunderstorms, and Instrument Flying demonstrates how to safely enter and exit a cloud without popping it and causing it to spring a leak. Boston Flight Simulator Academy's simulators can help all pilots and students, regardless of experience level. Users can use both old-style steam gauge and modern glass cockpits for training, logging time, practicing flights, or meeting FAA requirements.