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 today’s Groupon to Four Winds Aviation in McKinney. Choose between the following options:
- For $130, you get a 25- to 30-minute discovery introductory flight (a $260 value).
- For $199, you get a 30-minute aerobatic airplane ride (a $399 value).
Four Winds Aviation’s team of veteran sky jockeys vaults passengers skyward for white-knuckle stunt rides and easy-going introductory flights. Aerobatic thrill rides prep daredevils with a 20-minute briefing on maneuvers and proper safety before putting them in the passenger seat of a Pitts S2B aerobatic biplane.
In the course of 30 hair-raising minutes, the expert pilot steers the aircraft into arabesque flourishes, barrel rolls, and loops as passengers are glued to their seat by a combination of gravitational forces and taffy they forgot was in their back pocket. Although not included with today’s Groupon, aeronautic aficionados can purchase a recording of the entire flight ($49) with which to augment their fond memories of the troposphere.
Four Winds Aviation also acclimates newbies to leisurely cloud surfing with a 25- to 30-minute discovery intro flight, which furnishes students with a preflight briefing before a casual glide in a Piper Archer airplane. Students celebrate their return to terra firma with a flight certificate, pilot log signed by their instructor, and postflight debriefing held by a press corps of flying squirrels.
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.