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 from Three Options
- $69 for a discovery flight (a $139 value)
- $139 for a Disney Theme Parks discovery flight (a $299 value)
- $179 for Space Coast Tour discovery flight (a $399 value)
During the discovery flight, a certified flight instructor demonstrates preflight and flying techniques before 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.
The business’s new Disney Theme Parks discovery flight starts down south, flying over Lake Apopka before downtown Orlando emerges on the horizon. Soon thereafter, students steer over landmarks such as Cinderella’s Castle and Space Mountain, along with several resort hotels. If air-traffic control allows it, pilots can make a couple circuits of the parks before heading back north.
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.