Every time a bell rings, an airplane pilot laughs at the implausibility of the television show Wings. Experience the friendly skies from the air instead of your TV set with today’s Groupon to Graham Aviation. The following options are available:
- For $89, you get a one-hour scenic flight for three passengers (a $183 value).
- For $115, you get a two-hour flying lesson with a passenger (a $230 value).
Take a brief respite from gravity’s oppressive hold with an excursion into that great sea of the sky. During the scenic flight, a professional pilot mans the one-hour joyride above the photogenic Willamette Valley for three people or 500 pounds, whichever ceiling is reached first. Husband-and-wife-owned Graham Aviation is the only flight school authorized by the FAA to provide scenic flights at the Salem Municipal Airport.
Those looking to seize the controls can grab a two-hour flying lesson, which starts with an hour of ground preparation before loading into a Cessna 172 for an hour of training maneuvers with an optional passenger, date, or goggle-adorned dog of your choice. Aspiring pilots will receive an endorsed logbook from this Part 141–certified flight school, which can be applied toward the minimum 40 hours airtime required for FAA pilot certification.
Subject to availability and weather permitting.