Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
$120 for Introductory Flight Lesson ($200 Value)
Instructors cover topics such as taxi operations, radio communications, climbs and descents, and shallow and medium bank turns. Lessons include headset rental and can include training toward flight-training certifications. Flight time is about .7 hours, as measured on the Hobbs meter in the aircraft.
Flight 101 has been leading aspiring pilots into the skies for more than four decades. Students begin their avian education seated in a Cessna or Diamond Star aircraft, where they learn liftoff and landing procedures from FAA-certified instructors. All training sessions are held one on one and allow students to feed a fleeting itch for flight or work toward a private pilot license's 40 hours of flight time. Flight 101 operates out of a towered airport—enhancing radio communications and ground operations—and keeps an FAA examiner onsite to ensure clouds don’t form themselves into four-letter words.