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  • Professional grade simulators
  • Learn cockpit control panel
  • Practice takeoffs and landings

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Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. By appointment only; subject to availability. Date restrictions apply. Valid photo ID required. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a 90-minute flight simulator experience from Fly-A-Sim, lifting off from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

From the faux flight decks of their Gulfstream simulators, Fly-A-Sim's instructional aeronauts offer altitudinal exhilaration without leaving the comfortable grasp of terra firma. Fly-A-Sim's Aviator Flights hand over control sticks to would-be barnstormers, replicating the feeling of flight without the hassle of expensive planes or unsteady cardboard wings. Courses commence with a 60-minute preflight briefing, with would-be barnstormers boning up on the gauges, levers, and dashboard hula dancers of the simulator's reproduction equipment panel. Pretend pilots take the stick in one of Fly-A-Sim's simulators, swapping stints as pilot and copilot during an immersive 30-minute sensory event that takes earthbound aces 6,000 feet above a replicated landscape. Master the essentials of the virtual cockpit with authentic sound, motion, and video, getting a first-hand taste of takeoffs, landings, and dogfights with lost Space Invaders.

Once imaginary aircraft are safely delivered and imaginary skycaps properly tipped, ceremonial captains receive a commemorative care package including cockpit photographs, a Fly-A-Sim cap, and a certificate of completion. Fly-A-Sim's Aviator Flights are suitable for all ages and experience levels, from fledging fliers to jet set vets.


Fly-A-Sim has been featured in Pegasus News,, and D magazine:

  • It could only be more real on an actual aircraft. – Kena Sosa,
  • Even in this age of technology and hyperrealistic video games, it’s easy to forget that you were never actually six thousand feet above ground level. – Amy Seslowsky, Pegasus News

Pilot For a Day

Pilot For a Day offers customers the unique, challenging, and educational experience of flight simulation. A certified flight instructor begins each simulated journey with a lesson on how aircraft fly. Afterward, participants board a comfy jet simulator that trains real pilots for a flight in the captain's seat. Realistic sounds and visuals conjure a rush of excitement as participants execute important maneuvers such as takeoffs and landings. No experience is needed to take part.

Customer Reviews

Very polite, professional and an amazing birthday gift.
Barbara A. · May 19, 2016
Great! Place! Friendly! going to refer friends and family!
Joseph R. · September 13, 2012
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