$199 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale ($349 Value)

East Farmingdale

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In a Nutshell

  • Guided one-hour sessions in flight simulator
  • One-hour live flight experience
  • Lesson designed for beginners

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 16 or older. 350lbs weight max. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before airplanes, humankind's failed attempts at conquering the heavens included wearing aerodynamic beaks and splicing human genomes with those of pigeons. Overcome avian envy with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a guided one-hour session in a flight simulator and a one-hour live flight with the assistance of an instructor at Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale (a $349 value).

With state-of-the-art flight simulators and a fleet of advanced aircraft, Empire Flight Academy trains aeronautic apprentices in the invigorating art of airborne transit. The private introductory lesson begins with a one-hour session in the Frasca SR-22 simulator, which accurately emulates in-flight conditions as a Cirrus-certified instructor walks students through basic functions such as straight and level flight, climbs, turns, and navigational principles. Once scrupulously squired in the simulator session, patrons take to the air in a Cirrus SR20-GTS, a glass-cockpit general-aviation airplane. Pilots-to-be pirouette through the stratosphere at speeds of up to 150 knots under the guidance of a sky sherpa, practicing maneuvers mastered in the simulation. Trainees should allow a total of 2.5 hours for the lesson to ensure adequate time for quality aircraft bonding.

Empire Flight Academy

With high-tech, modern flight simulators and a fleet of advanced aircraft at their disposal, the instructors of Empire Flight Academy lead a host of trainings in the invigorating art of airborne transit. Authorized as a Cirrus, Diamond, Cessna, and Garmin G1000 education facility, Empire Flight holds courses that shuttle would-be cloud kickers toward their Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Ratings through combined training on the ground, in the cockpit, and careful study of footage from Airplane!. Additionally, Empire Flight Academy’s offshoots—Empire Airways and Skyline Tours—offer ride-along sight-seeing jaunts of New York, as well as privately chartered flights.

Customer Reviews

Excellent, patient instructor (Marcin) who adapted quickly when I knew something and moved on. Loved the way he took my phone to take photos of us to create mementos of a fun time!
Andreas M. · September 19, 2012
This was a terrific time, it was just awesome!
Laura H. · September 19, 2012
The instructor was very calm, kind and thorough. Made me feel very comfortable flying the plane and it was an experience I'll never forget.
Janett P. · September 16, 2012
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    Route 109

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    Farmingdale, New York 11706

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