40-Minute Ride in a Extra 300L Stunt Airplane or T-6 Texan Trainer Warplane from Gauntlet Warbirds (41% Off)

Sugar Grove

320 Ratings

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$440 41% $181
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In a Nutshell

A seasoned flight instructor leads a 40-minute joy ride aboard an Extra 300L aerobatic plane or a T-6 Texan warplane

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. T-6 not available until March and unavailable in August. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $259 for a 40-minute ride in an Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft ($440 value)
  • $339 for a 40-minute ride in a T-6 Texan WWII trainer ($570 value)

This Groupon puts you in the cockpit with a seasoned flight instructor for 40 minutes. When the time is right, you’ll get a chance to control the Extra 300L—a certified aerobatic aircraft that can roll 360 degrees per second—or the 1944 T-6 Texan warplane. Before both flights, riders meet with the pilot to determine how extreme the in-flight maneuvers should be. For more info, browse the FAQ.

Gauntlet Warbirds

The T-6 Texan isn’t like most of the airplanes you see on the runway. For starters, it only has two seats. Then there’s the US Military aircraft crest stamped on the side of its mustard-yellow frame—a reminder of the warplane’s years of service, from the 1930s to the ’50s, when it carried three 30-caliber machine guns and a 400-pound bomb-load. A 1944 T-6 Texan is part of the fleet of fliers at Gauntlet Warbirds, a flight-instruction center that specializes in warplanes and aerobatic aircraft.

Chief pilot Greg Morris has been flying for more than 15 years and teaching for 10. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from USC and was awarded Master CFI-Aerobatic by the National Association of Flight Instructors. He continues to teach the T-6 to aspiring Air Force test pilots and flight-test engineers at test-pilot school as part of the Qualitative Evaulation program. Morris and his team of seasoned instructors copilot joyrides and offer training programs for mastering each aircraft in their fleet, which, in addition to the aforementioned T-6 Texan, includes the L-39 Eastern bloc military jet, as well as aerobatic stunt planes such as the Extra 300L, Bellanca Decathlon, and Super Decathlon, all of which credit their thrill-seeking ways to strict upbringings.

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