The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to finally move out of gravity’s basement. Claim your own airspace with this Groupon.
- $99 for a 30-minute Discovery Flight ($210 value)
This Groupon puts riders in the cockpit with a FAA Certified Flight Instructor for 30 minutes. Riders get the chance to control an aircraft that cruises at about 97 miles per hour and has a wingspan of roughly 20 feet. Before flying over north Texas, riders meet with their pilot to learn about the aircraft in detail. Riders may choose between two planes: the Piper Warrior or the Legend Cub.
Four Winds Aviation
Four Winds Aviation's team of veteran sky jockeys vaults passengers skyward for white-knuckle stunt rides and easygoing introductory flights. Intent on maintaining high safety and training standards, Four Winds’ seasoned flight instructors all hold high-level ratings and have earned hundreds of flying hours from service in the military, careers with commercial airlines, and years of entering aerobatic competitions. On any given day, the crew can be found imparting their passion for soaring upon pupils during training courses ranging from basic aerobatics to discovery introductory flights and flight-training courses. Students spend time on terra firma reviewing safety basics before taking flight in one of Four Winds’ meticulously maintained cloud slicers including Piper Archer airplanes, Pitts S2B aerobatic biplanes, and saddle-equipped flying squirrels. Along with beginner and recreational courses, the instructors also help more experienced flyers accrue the hours, experience, and know-how required to work toward sport, instrument, and commercial pilot's licenses.