From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get an introductory Discovery Flight from Centerline Aviation in Fayetteville (a $150 value).
Gold Seal–certified flight instructors lead fledgling pilots on in-air adventures from Centerline Aviation, delivering hands-on ground tutorials before accompanying students through 30-minute flights. Aviation apprentices glean valuable safety and soaring information before taking off in a Cessna 150 or Cessna Skyhawk 172, where they will take the reins during part of the flight and learn to maintain control of the craft while ignoring competitive birds' impersonations of skyway patrol officers. Centerline's restored, historical single-runway airfield lends a scenic backdrop to sky scholars and eases the transition back to a cloud-deficient everyday reality.
Learning to fly an airplane seems like a sky-high goal—one that might never be reached. But with Centerline Aviation, programs such as discovery flights, 14-day accelerated learning programs, and pilot financing can get anyone into the cockpit. The instructors have made it their goal to not only be accessible teachers, but also drink enough coffee to stay awake during lessons with first-time fliers.
7154 Butler Nursery Rd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306