In the Greek myth, Daedalus warned Icarus not to fly too high, lest the heat of the sun melt his wax aviator sunglasses, nor too low, lest he be hypnotized by the sultry hang 10 hymn of windsurfing sirens. Enjoy safe, wax-free air travel with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a half-hour discovery flight for up to three people in a Cessna 172 plane with Cardinal Wings Aviation, which includes an instructor and fuel costs (a $70 value). Planes depart from Bowman Field, and you can use up to two Groupons to upgrade to an hour's flight time.
After affixing your cloud-proof goggles and strapping into one of the leather seats inside Cardinal Aviation's single-engine Cessna 172 aircraft, you and two lucky passengers will join a certified aerial ace for a superhero's-eye view of lovely downtown Louisville and its surrounding countryside of off-color crop circles. While airborne, your experienced instructor will ensure that the numbers check out and doodads are properly doo-daddling before eventually letting you take the reins, fulfilling your dream of true flight before you fulfill your dream of taking a calculus test you didn't study for.
Defying the tug of gravity is no simple task, but the certified pilots at Cardinal Wings Aviation have navigated earth's upper atmosphere flawlessly for years. Each passenger will get hands-on experience manning the craft and tips from the sage pilots, making the experience a valuable one for any aspiring aviator or aviatrix. Use your Groupon to gift a wannabe sky-swooper or host a hovering birthday party without having to invite annoying Uncle Albert.
Cardinal Wings Aviation
The seasoned sky jockeys at Cardinal Wings Aviation arm students with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the wild blue yonder. Calling upon thousands of professional hours and experience flying in all weather situations, these instructors command a fleet of metal birds that includes a single-engine Cessna and a Cirrus aircraft with a glass cockpit. Flights take off from Bowman Field and once in the air, students can work toward their pilot certification, gleaning hours for their logbooks as well as autographs of famous clouds.