There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $175 for a 30-minute sightseeing tour for up to two people ($350 value)
- $350 for a 45-minute sunset sightseeing flight with refreshments for up to two people ($600 value)
Golden Gate Accessible Aviation
Golden Gate Accessible Aviation takes aspiring pilots and turns them into expert aviators. The flight school maintains nests at Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, MS and Oakland International Airport—smaller airports that let trainees earn their wings without interference from major airlines or flocks of delivery storks. Each location is staffed with former Air Force pilots whose resumes include at least 1,000 hours in the cockpit and three years as a flight instructor. Aboard Cessna 172s and PA-34 Senecas outfitted with Garmin avionics, they guide trainees through a course regimen that includes both flying and in-classroom learning. What's more, they also take less ambitious fliers aloft for sightseeing tours, which afford aerial views of Bay-area landmarks such as Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.