From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $119, you get a 45-minute flight-lesson package from Anderson Aviation in Bulverde (a $249 value). Each package includes:
- 15-minute introduction to flight training
- Pilot logbook with the flight’s first entry
- Six-month subscription to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Flight Training magazine
- Photo of customer and aircraft in a digital, emailed image<p>
Anderson Aviation’s experienced pilots escort ground dwellers through clear blue skies high above scenic San Antonio. The FAR-certified flight school’s aeronauts greet passengers at Bulverde Airport, roughly 15 minutes north of San Antonio International Airport, before leading them through a brief introduction to flight training and how to translate cloud screams into English. After boarding and taking off in a Piper Cherokee 140, Piper Cherokee 160, Piper Archer II, or Piper Cherokee 180, cloud climbers can occularly inhale sweeping vistas of the surrounding areas while getting a chance to fly from the pilot’s seat. After landing, photographically document a friendly nose-kiss between passenger and plane and ask pro pilots where to scratch the wing in order to make propellers spin with glee. Passengers receive an emailed photo of their exploits to provide digital proof of their sky-skimming prowess.