While Leonardo da Vinci's theories of helicopter flight had merit, his claim that Italy was nothing more than a hard salami riding on the back of a giant pterodactyl never held up to scrutiny. Spin skyward on the wings of sound science with today's Groupon: for $950, you get a 12-week private-pilot-helicopter-certification ground course, plus one discovery helicopter flight at DWTA Premier Aviation Services (a $2,200 value). Classes are held once a week for 12 consecutive weeks, and students must choose to begin the course on one of the following dates: Wednesday, March 9th; Wednesday, June 15th; or Wednesday, October 5th.
Combining professional, one-on-one classroom training with hands-on in-copter flight practices, DWTA's experienced instructors help fledgling fliers take the first step toward earning their rotors. Aimed at preparing pilots for the FAA's private-pilot written exam, the once-a-week ground course covers the exhaustive world of helicopter operations, from instrument briefings, to evasive maneuvers in the event of mid-air time portals. With today's deal, Groupon holders will also take to the sky during a discovery flight, where they'll have a chance to pilot one of DWTA's full-sized choppers. Sitting side-by-side with a seasoned swooper, students will run through a series of drills—including turns, descents, and hovering in place—aimed to prepare them for future FAA testing, or a cameo as the North Wind in community theater performances.
Most folks take their dates to a fancy restaurant or a movie theater, but DWTA Helicopters can lead couples to romance at a less conventional locale: the sky. The FAA- and DOT-certified commercial-aircraft carrier whisks guests upward on intimate flights for two, airborne tours of wintertime’s holiday light displays, and jaunts geared toward aerial photography and videography sessions. Flights launch in 30 minutes or less, and the veteran pilots chart their courses with satellite navigation and tracking systems, rather than just following the biggest and strongest seagull. Those who aspire to become pilots themselves can learn skills at the carrier’s ground school, which prepares them for the FAA pilot exam and welcomes them to the skies with an included discovery flight.
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