A plane affords sights not possible from anywhere else on earth, such as bird’s-eye views of mountains or bird’s-eye charts written into the plains. Test your avian vision with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a one-hour introductory flight lesson from Classic Air Aviation in Mesa (a $182.50 value). Each lesson includes the following:
- 30 minutes of pre-flight ground instruction
- 30 minutes of in-air time with in-flight instruction in Cessna 172
- Pre- and post-flight safety checks, performed by an instructor before you arrive and after you leave
From their home nest at Falcon Field Airport, the licensed instructors at Classic Air Aviation elucidate the fundamentals of flying for aspiring aces. Passionate instructors instill fledgling aviators with proper pilot techniques in each introductory flight lesson, as each lesson begins on the ground, where students learn the basics behind the airplane’s various flight controls and instrumentation and watch a PSA warning against the hidden dangers of gravity. Then pilots accompany pupils aboard a Cessna 172 aircraft and provide in-flight instruction as students perform introductory flight training maneuvers and slalom among the clouds over the Salt River.
Classic Air Aviation
In a dorm room at Arizona State University in 2005, a group of entrepreneurial young aviation enthusiasts hatched the plan for what would grow into Classic Air Aviation. Now, from their new home nest at Falcon Field Airport, the team of licensed instructors elucidates the fundamentals of flying for aspiring aces. Passionate instructors educate aviators with a range of classes and certifications that range from ground school and private-pilot training to certified flight-instructor training and commercial pilot certificates. All programs follow FAA guidelines to ensure that students learn the basics behind the airplane’s various flight controls and instrumentation and watch a mandatory PSA warning against the hidden dangers of gravity.