Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today’s Groupon: for $950, you get a 12-week, private helicopter-pilot-certification course from DWTA Helicopters (a $2,600 value). The course includes:
- 40 hours of one-on-one instruction with a DOT- and FAA-certified flight instructor (a $2,000 value)
- First introductory flight (a $400 value)
- Books and materials (a $200 value)<p>
DWTA Helicopters’ certified flight instructors help aspiring aviators take the first step in gaining their private helicopter-pilot license through ground school classes modeled after a college curriculum. The six- to eight-student sessions cover all aspects of piloting—from ground to sky, and back—until they are prepared to ace the FAA examination and land a helicopter with their elbows. The course includes all necessary books and materials, and meets each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. after a hard start date of March 13.
An introductory flight included in the 12-week course gives neophytes a tantalizing taste of life among the sweeping cirri and fleecy cumuli. Prospective students may contact DWTA for a free consultation to map out the overall cost of attaining the piloting license and rhinestone jumpsuit best suited to them.
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.
6235 W Kellogg Dr.
Wichita, Kansas 67209