First Landings Aviation


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After certified instructor demos preflight and flying techniques, guests man sport aircraft during flights followed by debriefing

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Promotional value expires Mar 20, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 10 or older. 250lbs max. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for Discovery Flight Package ($139 Value)
  • $199 for Space Coast Tour Discovery Flight ($399 value)

During the Discovery flight, a certified flight instructor demonstrates preflight and flying techniques, then teacher and student climb aboard a light sport aircraft, which the instructor taxis down the runway and powers into the air. During the half-hour flight, pupils steer the plane through the sky before the pilot takes over again for the landing. At the subsequent debriefing, guests pen their first logbook entry and review their performance, as well as a framed chunk of cloud caught during their trip.

On the Space Coast Tour Discovery flight, passengers climb into the plane with a skilled flight instructor to spend up to two hours touring the central Florida coast. The flight passes by the Vehicle Assembly Building used to assemble Saturn V rockets and the Space Shuttle before moving on to view launch pads and possibly making a low pass along the Space Shuttle runway. Customers have the option of enjoying the view or flying the airplane while the instructor handles the radio.

First Landings Aviation

The certified flight instructors at First Landings Aviation were all actively airborne by their 20s: Adam Valencic earned his Private Pilot's License at 19, and Chris Buell and Kyle Pack began flying at ages 12 and 13, respectively. The pilots harness their years-long enthusiasm for each individually tailored student program they offer, be it a half-hour Discovery flight, sport-pilot training, or private-pilot training. The sport-pilot flight-instructor course, meanwhile, affords students opportunities to practice their instruction skills before teaching others how to beat flocks of migratory geese in drag races. With their licenses in tow, pilots can also take the skies in one of First Landing Aviation's rental aircrafts.

Customer Reviews

My boyfriend loved it, hasn't stopped talking about it and it's been two months!
Stacey B. · May 8, 2013
Very professional and friendly atmosphere, nice experience....
Luisa R. · March 26, 2013
Lot's of fund. the Pilot was very nice and instructive. Plane was very new and well cared for which enhanced my confidence. He let me 12 year old fly the plane and do several "G-force" dives and ascents. She had a great time. I also had a try (two seater plane - one at a time). It was a really fun experience. Highly recommend to all.
Bill S. · March 20, 2013
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