Helicopters combine the hovering ability of a bumblebee with the swiftness of a cheetah and the blades of a samurai eagle. Get to know a chimerical copter with this Groupon.
$119 for 30-Minute Introductory Helicopter Flight (Up to $245 Value)
A professional instructor debriefs aspiring flyers on flight basics and orients them to a Schweizer 300CB IFR training helicopter before ascending over scenic Lake Erie. Under the pilot's guidance, students take the controls to climb, level flight, descend, and hover for half an hour of airtime that traces Buffalo's waterfront, the Niagara River, and Grand Island.
Western New York Helicopters
The chopper controllers at Western New York Helicopters steer flight instruction that ranges from one-time introductory experiences to complete pilot certification. The resident fleet of R44s and S-300Cs gamely trucks the earthbound on any aeronautic needs, from local tours to power line patrols to diplomatic negotiations with the owl kingdom. Launching from Hamburg Airport just 15 miles south of Buffalo, the happy hoverers direct air traffic from both Canadian and stateside pilots-to-be.