The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to finally move out of gravity's basement. Claim your own airspace with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a one-hour introductory flying lesson from Cool Air's Sioux Falls Flight School (a $268 value).
Each introductory flight lesson with Cool Air pairs two aspiring skysplorers with an FAA-certified instructor (this Groupon is only good for one person). Brief ground training precedes weaves through fluffy clouds, ensuring that students have a basic understanding of airplane mechanics, safety, and piloting roles before encountering any inquisitive birds. The actual flight takes pupils on a roundtrip adventure between two airports, having each student take the reigns of the high-tech Cessna Skyhawk in one direction. The two-part nature of the journey enables flight instructors to guide both first-time fliers through a takeoff, stealthy evasion of the Red Baron, and landing. So that students can show off their flying skills to family, friends, and conceited roosters, flight lessons are recorded, posted online, and emailed. Novice pilots who crave more time in the waterless sea and decide to continue training may count this lesson toward their private pilot's license training requirements.