Before the advent of airplanes, humans depended on large birds for flying excursions, which had the downside of frequent drops whenever a worm was spotted. Control your fate in the sky with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a two-hour day or night intro-to-flying class from California Airways in Hayward (a $298 value). An additional passenger may fly for $50 per seat.
California Airways is an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school that offers flight training to students of all skill levels. The two-hour introductory flight lesson includes an on-the-ground tutorial, a flight-simulator session, and an obstacle course made of levitating traffic cones. After the instructional intro, aviation apprentices take off on a 40-minute student-piloted flight. All flights take place under the watchful eye of an FAA-certified flight instructor, ensuring that errant aerialists avoid entangling their aircrafts in kites. Each lesson comes with a logbook, and students will receive a certificate of accomplishment and a souvenir photo upon class completion. California Airways also throws complete birthday parties and special events. Intro-to-flying classes make the perfect gift for Father's Day, birthdays, or Capture the Moon days.
The FAA-certified flight instructors at California Airways offer something for aspiring fliers of all ages with pilot certification programs, high-school summer camps, and birthday parties for smaller children. No matter what their experience level is, guests of legal age can handle the rudders of not only the business’s simulators but also its Cessna airplanes. Joining the California Airways club allows license-carrying pilots to rent these aircraft, provided they know the proper levitation incantations.