Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a one-hour introductory flight lesson at Flying High LLC, which is located inside Classic Air in Mesa (a $182.50 value). Flying High is open seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Each lesson includes the following:
- 30 minutes of pre-flight ground instruction
- 30 minutes of in-air time with in-flight instruction in Piper Cherokee 140 or Cessna 172
- Pre- and post-flight safety checks, performed by an instructor before you arrive and after you leave<p>
Flying High LLC’s passionate instructors instill fledgling aviators with proper pilot techniques in each introductory flight lesson. Each lesson begins on the ground, where students learn the basics behind the airplane’s various flight controls and instrumentation and watch a PSA warning against the hidden dangers of gravity. Then pilots accompany pupils aboard a Cessna 172 or 150-horsepower Piper Cherokee 140 aircraft and provide in-flight instruction as students perform introductory flight training maneuvers and slalom among the clouds over the Salt River.
Flying High LLC
Flying High LLC's impassioned, certified flight instructors instill the airborne arts in students by taking them to the skies in a fleet of Piper fixed-wing planes. Flight lessons, discovery flights, and scenic photo excursions explore The Valley of the Sun's topography while pupils stretch their wings or sit back and relax. The team's academic services impart the skills necessary for private-pilot and multiengine certifications or train fledgling aviators in the operation of a helicopter or commercial aircraft. The instructors have memorized the ins and outs of their planes, having raised each since birth, so students can master the fundamentals safely.