Plane rides are an easy way to get a lofty view of the world, unlike buying a penthouse or convincing a window washer to trade lives for a day. Get up there with this Groupon.
$129 for a discovery flight package for two (a $258 value)
- A 25-minute, instructor-led plane ride with orientation
- A practice flight inside a simulator
- A hangar tour, logbook, and souvenir picture
California Flight Center
As they have since 2001, California Flight Center helps aspiring pilots earn their wings with commercial pilot training, private pilot lessons, and helicopter flight instruction. From an outpost at Long Beach Airport, the facility boasts a well-maintained fleet of training and rental aircraft, but simply owning those sky rides isn't enough. California Flight Center makes sure each is equipped with the latest technology, including weather equipment and GPS systems so students don't have to face the shame of asking a nearby bird for directions. The center's dedication to outstanding training tools continues to the ground as well, where pilots can step into the full-motion Redbird FMX airplane flight simulator, a level-three flight-training device certified by the FAA.