What You'll Get
Although cartoon characters can fly by closing their eyes and flapping their arms, in reality this only serves to annoy passersby by knocking out contact lenses and inciting predatory instinct in stray cats. Take to the skies a more practical way with today's Groupon at FlyBoys Flight Centers in Griffin. Choose between the following options:
- For $80, you get a one-hour scenic airplane ride (a $170 value).
- For $89, you get an introductory flight lesson (a $159 value).
FlyBoys Flight Centers pairs an FAA-certified instructor with aspiring high-flyers, who choose between a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer for an exhilarating ride high above the Earth. With the two-hour introductory flight lesson, gravity-defying novices start with a briefing, which preps them on the flight plan, maneuvers, and safety precautions. Clients take an airboat into the sky, as the teacher turns the reins over to the pilot-in-training for a 40-minute frolic where the aerial student performs gentle turns and skywrites angry letters to the edtior.
The second option carries up to three people skyward for a scenic one-hour jaunt above Atlanta and Stone Mountain. In either a Cessna 172 or Piper Archer airplane, the airborne tour provides an aerial view of picturesque landscapes and never-before-seen roofs, even flying over the general area of the passengers' homes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation or fee up to 1/2 of Groupon price may apply. Must be 7 or older. For lesson option, 350 lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Will be rescheduled for inclement weather. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About FlyBoys Flight Centers
Terry Anderson's path to founding FlyBoys Flight Centers was born out of necessity. In the late '80s, Terry founded a computer system for the picture-framing industry called Eagle Computers—a name that could be viewed as a harbinger of things to come. As his business grew, he found himself flying all over the country, maintaining the software but also teaching his clients how to use it. This, of course, meant lots of travel. Rather than slogging through the airport routine or refocusing his efforts to discover wormhole technology, he decided to train to be a pilot. He quickly gathered his instrument, commercial, and multi-engine ratings, followed by his Certified Flight Instructor Rating. While he continues to operate his computer business, Terry also teaches aviation to any students who want to follow in his skyward footsteps.