Without flight, professional baseball teams are forced to travel by river ferry and bat to opposing locker rooms with precision-aimed cannons. Revel in modern movement with today’s Groupon to Canadian Flight Centre at Boundary Bay Airport in Delta. Choose from the following options:
- For $175, you get an introductory aerobatic flight lesson (a $350 value).
- For $225, you get an introductory aerobatic flight lesson with video coverage (a $450 value).
- For $249, you get an advanced aerobatic flight lesson (a $499 value).
- For $325, you get an advanced aerobatic flight lesson with video coverage (a $649 value).
Canadian Flight Centre’s accredited Transport Canada instructors guide prospective pilots and seasoned aeronauts through two-hour training courses in aerobatic flight. In a 72-minute 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, recent gravity naysayers slide into the driver’s seat to chariot of a Citabria for introductory forays. Those opting for advanced lessons somersault into the purpose-built Super Decathlon, a plane used in air shows.
In 45-minute in-air sessions, new pilots learn to make the plane an extension of their bodies, with wings flapping like carefree arms over the lush local scenery. Intro students execute basic loops and rolls, and advanced fliers soar through an air-show-style program, which incorporates more complex flourishes and inverted flight. Video-covered sessions bestow new pilots with more than an hour of raw film footage of their session, recorded by multiple in-flight cameras to capture any mid-flight bubble-gum-blowing attempts. Both advanced sessions are intended for licensed pilots and serious flight enthusiasts.
Licensed pilots can log their video-covered flight as aerobatic training, which grants two free club sodas when mentioned at airport bars. Aerobatic flight lessons also make a great holiday gift for aspiring aviators.
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.
3-4335 Skeena St.
Delta, British Columbia V4K 0A6