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 $99, you get a two-hour introductory flight lesson at Flying High LLC (located inside Classic Air) in Mesa (a $203.75 value). Flying High is open seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Each lesson includes:
- 75 minutes of ground instruction
- 45 minutes of air time with in-flight instruction in Cessna 172 or Cherokee 140
Flying High LLC’s passionate instructors instill fledgling aviators with proper pilot techniques in each two-hour introductory flight lesson. Each lesson begins on the ground, where students learn the basics behind the airplane’s various flight controls and instrumentation, participate in a complete preflight safety briefing and inspection, and watch a PSA warning against the hidden dangers of gravity. For the second hour, 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.