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What You'll Get
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 this Groupon from Wings Aloft. Choose between the following options:
- For $1,095, you get an Introduction to Flying package (a $2,195 total value), which includes:
- 50 hours of ground-school flight training (a $695 value)
- Four hours of Cessna 172 aircraft rental (a $558 value)
- All in-flight instruction (a $290 value)
- All preflight and postflight instruction (a $377 value)
- Wings Aloft membership (a $275 value)
- For $149, you get an Introductory Flight lesson (a $298 value).<p>
Aspiring pilots may bring up to two guests with them at no additional charge.
Helmed by a veteran team of sky jockeys, Wings Aloft sets aspiring aviators on the path to air-worthiness. The Introduction to Flying package furnishes students with 50 hours of dedicated instruction, combining lectures, group discussions, and practical exercises with four hours of in-flight training to impart the knowledge required to obtain either a private or instrument pilot license. Two instructors lead each ground-school course, going over the operation of myriad flight controls, aeronautical gauges, and emergency gumball dispensers that form the foundation of any aircraft cabin. Students test their skills throughout four hours of flying time, flitting about through the troposphere under the watchful eyes of an experienced FAA-certified instructor. The package also includes a Wings Aloft membership, which grants access to Wings’ stable of well-maintained planes, and a loaner Private Pilot kit, which is required for the ground-school course. The loaner kit is included with this deal.
Those who want to dip their toes in aviation’s cool waters can sign up for the two-hour Introductory Flight lesson, which provides a roughly one-hour preflight briefing before sending students skyward for 50–60 minutes of flight time. The quick jaunt through the clouds puts beginners at the controls while instructors watch from the passenger’s seat, offering guidance and preventing the uninitiated from attempting barrel rolls or steering with their teeth.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must be 16 or older. 395lb weight max. Up to 10% fuel surcharge may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Wings Flying Club
Wings Flying Club's experienced flight instructors share their love of cloud wrangling during hands-on lessons that help pupils log hours of in-flight and ground instruction. The instructors are matched with students based on personality fits, and their instructional flight programs mix and match ground and in-flight lessons to teach students that staying airborne requires more than a pair of pigeon wings. The membership program also grants access to Wings Flying Club's Cessnas, and rental of their planes allows pilots to fly from city to city with proper clearance and large jet-stream hearts.