Flying is a superbiful way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Bolster the bond earthly loved ones just don't understand with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a helicopter-flying lesson (a $220 value) from HeliSat, taking place at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport.
HeliSat offers helicopter training for those seriously interested in obtaining a pilot's license and for those simply curious enough to see what an introductory course entails. Arrive at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport and begin with one-on-one preflight instruction ($15), where you’ll learn helicopter basics, safety precautions, and how to pose with effortless-looking windblown hair. After becoming properly informed, your 30 minutes of hands-on, interactive flight ($147.50) will take place. Take control or allow the instructor to show you how it's done as you soar over Missouri's beautiful wine country, ingesting the visuals with the tenacity of a 3-D movie addict. You’ll receive a log book ($12.50) to record your time in the air, and either before or after your in-flight session you may attend one hour of ground school in a classroom setting ($45), featuring additional instruction on helicopterism.
In addition to flight training, HeliSat provides maintenance services and parts for helicopter hoarders. This Groupon presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be at the controls of a non-virtual chopper, feasting thirsty eyes on gorgeous ’scapes and treating testy hands to the controls of your hovercraft.
Must be 16 years of age or older. There is a weight limit of 265 pounds.
Flying across the country solo is a typical mission for Superman, however, HeliSat’s instructors make this feat accessible to the common man. Their helicopter flight school teaches aspiring pilots aviation fundamentals and maneuvers with hands-on practice, culminating in a solo, cross-country helicopter flight. The high-flying program prepares pilots for the FAA private pilot helicopter check flight. Those studying for the written exam can expand their minds in the ground school program, which covers topics such as helicopter systems and flight computers. The pilots also helm chartered trips for sightseers, and the team of FAA-certified mechanics expertly repair and maintain helicopters suffering ingrown propellers.