Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $85 for one 30-minute hands-on flight lesson for one ($198 value)
- $175 for one 60-minute hands-on flight lesson for one ($400 value)
- $160 for two 30-minute hands-on flight lessons for one ($396 value)
- $340 for two 60-minute hands-on flight lessons for one ($800 value)
After brief ground instruction and a safety check, instructors lead the student into the cockpit of a Cessna or Piper Cherokee for 30 or 60 minutes of in-air, hands-on flight instruction over the nearby town and countryside. Students who want to continue training can log this time toward a private pilot's license.
Crosswinds Flight School
Though a student has to be 17 years old to get his or her pilot's license, the instructors at Crosswinds Flight School start flyers as young as 12 on the path toward becoming new pilots. On the runways of Cross Keys Airport in Williamstown, New Jersey, they train students in the basic operations, takeoff, and steering procedures of compact Cessna and Piper Cherokee aircraft. As instructors guide their students toward a private pilot's license or instrument rating, they field questions about specific cockpit controls, techniques of flight, and types of clouds that make the best cotton candy. They progressively fine-tune the skill sets of participants in each course through short solo flights and up to 150-mile cross-country voyages.