$159 for a Two-Hour Introductory Flight Package from Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale ($379 Value)

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Customer Reviews

119 Ratings

Great experience!!
Rabab T. · September 9, 2012
awesome my husband loved it!
Katherine L. · August 22, 2012
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

What You'll Get


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 $159, you get an introductory flight package from Empire Flight Academy in Farmingdale (a $379 total value). The flight package includes:

With high-tech, modern 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. The simulator accurately emulates in-flight conditions as a Cirrus-certified instructor walks students through basic functions, such as climbs, turns, and navigational principles, and students learn that the barrel roll is not a donut. Once educated 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. A photo-op during the experience ensures that tenderfoot aeronauts have visual proof of their first flight to boast to friends, skeptics, and future employers. The six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine offers words and opinions of aviation experts far and wide, ideal for students striving toward further goals for flights, or cubicles in need of airplane collages.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jun 19, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather and maintenance. Must be 16 or older. 350lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Must arrive no less than 15 minutes after reservation time to avoid rescheduling. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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