Without flight, professional baseball teams are forced to travel by river ferry or bat to opposing locker rooms with precision-aimed cannons. Revel in modern movement with today's Groupon to Canadian Flight Centre in Delta. Choose between two options:
- For $99, you get a 30-minute discovery flight and ground lesson (a $200 value).
- For $257, you get a private pilot starter package (a $595 value).
Canadian Flight Centre's accredited Transport Canada instructors guide prospective pilots and seasoned aeronauts through a menagerie of training courses and tours. In the ground lesson, an experienced aviator will help recruits get acquainted with the movements and procedures in the plane, as well as the proper way to pet the dashboard for good behaviour. After a tour of the aircraft and maintenance facilities, you'll slide into the driver's seat to chariot either a Cessna or a Piper plane. The plane slowly becomes an extension of the new pilot's body, with excited wings flapping carefree like arms over the lush local scenery and the overhead compartments storing pounds and pounds of partially digested cotton candy.
For those serious about taking steps toward a global sky society, the private pilot starter package furthers aero-education with 40 hours of ground school (a $325 value). Therein, you'll hit the books on subjects of air law; meteorology; theory of flight; modern parachute fashion; navigation; airframes, engines, and systems; flight operations; cloud relations; and human factors. The tuition price also covers the cost of the required textbook (a $45 value) and a ground school bag (a $25 value). Bookworms then blossom into metallic sky bugs by taking the reins of a discovery flight (a $200 value). The starter package also covers opening steps of Transport Canada's requirements for obtaining a pilot's licence, which grants two free club sodas when flashed at airport bars.
Canadian Flight Centre
Based at Kamloops and Boundary Bay Airport, Canadian Flight Centre has used its fleet of small aircraft to train more than 3,000 professional and recreational pilots since its inception in 1979. After a thorough ground-school education, potential commercial and private fliers hop into planes for flight training. Instructors utilize the region's unique proximity to coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean to teach specific mountain checkout or water-related flying and instrument skills. They outfit their instructional aircraft with all the controls, instrumentation, and capabilities necessary to imbue industry-standard proficiency.
4335 Skeena St.
Delta, British Columbia V4K 0A6