Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $99 for a 60-minute military trainer discovery lesson, with flight in a Varga VG-21 tandem trainer (a $200 value)
- $175 for a 90-minute introductory helicopter lesson, with flight in a Robinson R22 Beta II (a $425 value)
Both options include 30 minutes of flight time. The military trainer lesson includes 30 minutes of ground training, while the helicopter option includes one hour of ground training.
During discovery flights, certified instructors begin with ground lessons, teaching students the basics behind various flight controls and instrumentation. Then students and instructors climb aboard a Varga VG-21—the same aircraft used in simulated military dogfights—and whiz through the skies. The student does most of the supervised flying, including the takeoff and landing. Helicopter lessons take place in a Robinson R22 helicopter. After notching their belts with the hours they traveled, students will be ready to continue on with their flight training and to taunt landlocked ostriches.
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.