What You'll Get
A man who yearns to fly will often subtly display his ambitions by silently weeping during bird watches and only speaking in famous quotes from Top Gun. Learn what all the stratospheric fuss is about with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a helicopter-flying class and flight from Central Valley Helicopters, which launches from Turlock Municipal Airport in Ballico (a $249 value).
Central Valley Helicopters overflows bucket lists with one-on-one discovery flight lessons that let prospective pilots take the control of a Robinson R-22 helicopter. With this deal, 20 aspiring air aficionados will begin with on-site classroom training for 60 to 90 minutes, during which they'll learn vital safety procedures.
Once completed, adventurers strike out on their own with a 20-minute one-on-one training flight (which can be scheduled on the same day as the class, or at a later date), during which they'll cruise the skies with the help of one of Central Valley Helicopters flight-savvy instructors, each with commercial-flying experience and some with soap-opera cameos they would rather not talk about. After landing, adrenaline-rich aviators receive a 15-minute postflight briefing from their captain, as well as a commemorative "Gravity, you just got served" badge. Lessons run Monday–Saturday, with possible Sunday lessons if there is sufficient demand.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 add'l. as gift. Limit 1/visit. Reservation req'd.; subject to availability. 24hr canc'lln. notice req'd. Must reserve and complete class prior to reserving flight lesson. Must be 10+. 200lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.