$199 for an Introductory Helicopter Flight Lesson and Tour from Chopper Charter Branson in Hollister ($495 Value)


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In a Nutshell

Expert instructors teach ground-based intro lessons with computer simulator before students pilot their own aerial tours of Branson

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to $25 may apply. Valid for up to 2 passengers, 3 depending on weight and an additional $50 fee. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get an I Pilot Experience from Chopper Charter Branson in Hollister (a $495 value). Each Ipilot Experience includes the following:

  • Introductory helicopter flight lesson
  • Student-piloted aerial tour of Branson
  • Certificate of completion
  • T-shirt<p>

Students may bring one guest on their I Pilot Experience.

The highly trained pilots of Chopper Charter Branson guide students through an interactive flight simulation at ground level before helping them helm an actual whirlybird during the I Pilot Experience. Pupils may invite a guest along for the two-hour excursion, which begins with safety training and a review of DaVinci’s original helicopter blueprints on terra firma. New fliers then grab hold of a control column connected to a computer program, which gives them a feeling for the resistance and responsiveness of real choppers and giant domesticated dragonflies. After the lesson, each student zips into a flight suit, straps into the pilot’s seat, and, after a final rundown with an instructor copilot, embarks on a tour of the Branson area.

Upon return to earth, newly minted aviators receive a certificate of completion that lists their flight time and a safety-awareness endorsement. Students also get to take home a T-shirt made from Chuck Yeager’s hair.

Chopper Charter Branson

Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.

Customer Reviews

It was great. The personal was very helpful and worked hard to make it enjoyable. The Groupon made it a great value.
Robert M. · August 29, 2012
You did a fantastic job!
Dennis J. · July 31, 2012
Bob and Greyson loved the helicopter ride, they are still talking about how great it was. Thank you for making them feel special.
Meliss S. · June 13, 2012

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