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Reviewed September 2, 2014
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What You'll Get
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 this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $115 for a 30-minute Big Easy aerial tour for two ($230 value)
- $119 for an Orientation to Flight lesson, including 75 minutes of ground instruction and 45 minutes of flight practice in a C152 ($240 value)
- $389 for a three-lesson Fundamentals of Flying package ($780 value)
FAA-certified aviators pilot a four-seat plane over the Big Easy’s downtown draws and stunning swamplands during intimate aerial tours for two. Airborne pairs enjoy a new perspective from above the spotlighted Superdome to the historic French Quarter, which hugs the twisty Mississippi River. During each 30-minute flight—which includes taxi to and from the runway—Flight Academy of New Orleans’s knowledgeable guides talk about the city’s cultural and historical touchstones. Flights are conducted daily from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., and flights that are canceled because of poor weather conditions will be rescheduled for a later date.
Each of the three flight lessons in the Fundamentals of Flying package includes one hour of ground instruction and one hour of flight instruction in a C152. All of these hours can be applied toward a private pilot rating if you decide to continue your training. Participants also receive a Flight Maneuvers Handbook and fill out their first flight log, while participants of the Orientation lessons receive a First Flight certificate.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 3, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, 5/gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1/visit. 72hr cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price. Must sign waiver. Must use value in 1 visit. Subj. to weather; canceled flights will be rescheduled. Fuel charge up to $29 per tour/lesson applies. Age 18+, or chaperoned by an adult and under 450lbs combined weight for tour. 180lbs weight max and 5'10" height max for lessons; extra fee for upgrade. Age 10+ for Orientation and 15+ for Fundamentals. New clients only. Valid only at listed location. Services must be used by same person. Not valid for helicopter flights. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.