Though often mistaken for birds and supermen, airplanes can easily be distinguished by the metallic sheen of their feathers and their lack of evil alter egos. Experience the difference firsthand with today's Groupon to Flight Academy of New Orleans, located at the Lakefront Airport. Choose between the following options:
- For $79, you get a 30-minute aerial tour for two people (a $158 value).
- For $110, you get a two-hour flight lesson (a $220 value).
Ground-dwellers can turn to Flight Academy of New Orleans for help conquering the skies, both as passengers looking for magnificent new perspectives on a stunning city and as students seeking flight instruction from licensed professionals. The 30-minute Big Easy Aerial Tour takes sightseers soaring over some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region, from the Port of New Orleans and the Superdome to the French Quarter and the bayous of South Louisiana. Cameras are encouraged, and passengers are welcome to request customized tours.
Alternatively, wingman wannabes can ease their jealousy-fueled hostility toward the family canary during the Orientation to Flight lesson. The session includes 30 minutes of ground instruction, one hour of simulated flight coaching, and one 30-minute flight lesson in a two-seat Cessna 152. A 180-pound weight and 6-foot height limit applies to the flight lesson; those exceeding the weight or height limit can upgrade to a bigger aircraft for additional cost.
Flight Academy of New Orleans
Certified under the Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Academy of New Orleans puts wind under student's wings with professional, structured flight-training programs. Their staff of licensed and FAA-certified aviators instructs small classes that allow one-on-one interaction between students and Certified Flight Instructors for more vigorous training. The team tutors neophyte flyers in a variety of lessons that range in length and topic. The aviators also offer aerial tours that soar over New Orleans' French Quarter, the Mississippi River, and the glistening bayous of South Louisiana.