There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a 2-hour discover-flight package at Flight Training Professionals, located at the Orlando Executive Airport (a $170 total value).
The discover-flight package includes:
- 90 minutes of ground training with an instructor (a $105 value)
- 30 minutes of airtime with an instructor (a $55 value)
- A logbook (a $10 value)
- A complimentary commemorative picture<p>
Flight Training Professionals’s experienced instructors train hopeful aeronauts to fly in the 2011 Cessna Skycatcher C-162, an aircraft of sleek looks, easy handling, and panoramic windows affording excellent views of the landscape. Aviation enthusiasts prepare for takeoff with two hours of on-the-ground training covering the basics of the trusty sky steed, its dual-screen G300 avionics software, and the customary eagle-call greeting of pilots. Once briefed on the technical aspects of flight, students mount up and complete the preflight checklist. After take off, instructors show pupils basic maneuvering, and mugging in aviator sunglasses, then make a safe landing. An instructor-approved logbook and complimentary photo commemorate the trip and silence any doubtful friends or jeering alter egos.
Flight Training Professionals
Based out of Orlando Executive Airport, Flight Training Professionals puts students behind the steering column of a 2011 Cessna Skycatcher C-162 aircraft alongside certified flight instructors during flight-training exercises. As trainees soar toward a sport, private, or commercial pilot license, they’ll divide their time among scenario-based learning in the flight simulator, ground schooling, and actual flying time in the cockpit. In the air, they can enjoy the user-friendliness of the plane’s Garmin G1000 flight deck, which synthesizes relevant flight data into one easy-to-read format, information such as air traffic or whether there is a very large gorilla clinging to the control tower.
Orlando Executive Airport
391 Herndon Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32803