Early man made many attempts at flying, such as sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon: for $95, you get two hours of flight lessons (including flight time) with DesertShot, Inc. (a $196 value).
Gerhard Gotzmann of DesertShot, Inc., an airborne photography company, has been teaching people and determined penguins to fly for 18 years. He'll give each student the same beginner's training that pilots use to earn their private license. You'll start off in ground training with a computer flight simulator at El Paso International Airport; the Dona Ana Airport at Santa Teresa, New Mexico; or your own home airstrip. After the earthbound session, students take to the sky with the instructor in a Cessna C-172 propeller plane. Bring along a friend or trusty Wookie co-pilot and share the bird’s-eye view of dramatic Southwestern terrain. Call for an appointment.