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What You'll Get
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
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.
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.
About 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.