Since the dawn of time, mankind's fascination with flight has been rivaled only by our quest to brew the perfect pot of tea and our insatiable need to chicken dance during wedding receptions. Indulge at least one of these inborn urges with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a one-hour introductory flight lesson at Burlington Aviation (a $198 value).
An FAA-approved Part 141 flight school, Burlington Aviation educates adventure-seekers on the intricacies of expeditions into the upper atmosphere. Experienced pilots replace classrooms with cockpits, guiding students through 60 minutes of one-on-one in-flight instruction (a $49 value). Soak in the scenery at the controls of a Cessna C-172SP G1000 while absorbing lessons on maintaining speed, controlling altitude, and avoiding collisions with untethered parade balloons (a $149 value for one-hour rental). Because Burlington Aviation is located at a non-towered airport, students maximize flight time without the hassle of taxiing and waiting for clearances.
Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for flight instruction, Burlington Aviation helps aspiring aviators to take to the skies. The outfit rigorously cares for a fleet of six aircraft. Students can rent aircraft for logging aerial hours under the watchful eye of an experienced, professional flight instructor. Burlington Airport does not have a control tower, meaning students spend less time waiting on tower clearance to take off and land and more time trying to fly higher than a pet griffin.