From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon to Flight Academy of New Orleans. Choose between the following options:
- For $120, you get a three-part comprehensive Orientation to Flight lesson (a $240 value).
- For $125, you get a 45-minute Love in the Air aerial tour for two (a $250 value).<p>
The Love in the Air tour sequesters flightless lovebirds in a fixed-wing aircraft, where champagne and chocolates sweeten lips with smiles, readying them for sweet kisses and the romantic emulation of engine noises during takeoff. At the passengers’ command, planes may glide along the delta’s mouth, over Lake Pontchartrain, and up the Mississippi or revisit landmarks of personal significance in Spanish Plaza or the French Quarter. Pilots stand ready throughout the day, ushering pairs among fluffy clouds at noon or twilight, when twinkling stars emerge after sunset for nightly tapings of Orion’s talk show.
The FAA-authorized pilots at Flight Academy of New Orleans inspire aspirant captains with an overview of aerial navigation culminating in a 30-minute flight, and launch soaring hearts heavenward with private tours of the Crescent City. The three-part Orientation to Flight series begins with 30 minutes of ground school, where faculty chosen for their comprehensive knowledge and clear communication introduce the mechanics of liftoff. Next, students spend 45 minutes in the cockpit of a flight simulator to practice reading instruments and relaying location to balloon-borne pizza-delivery guys, finally bidding adieu to earth as they captain a Cessna 152, seated side by side with their watchful instructor. Completion of the orientation series does not provide FAA accreditation, but may whet appetites for the rigor and thrill of conquering gravity, a craving that may be sated with one of the school’s more advances flight-training courses. Groupon customers who do not meet the weight requirements for this option can choose to purchase an upgrade to a larger aircraft.
Flights that are canceled due to weather conditions will be rescheduled for a later date.
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.
6101 Giuseppe Bellanca St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126