The desire to fly is the driving force behind many common hobbies, such as learning to fly a helicopter and fattening up pigeons until you can ride them like horses. Obtain a bird's-eye view with this Groupon.
$76 for a Helicopter Flight Lesson ($165 Value)
After 30 minutes spent on the ground learning the basics, guests take the controls of an R22 helicopter and zoom through the skies under the guidance of an experienced instructor for another half-hour. Once back on the ground, guests can slip into a new Helicopters Northwest T-shirt.
Helicopters Northwest's squad of certified flight Instructors and commercial pilots mans a fleet of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters for training sessions and tours. Teachers team up with students for individualized new-pilot preparation or add-on sessions for experienced pilots eager to acquire additional ratings in one of five areas, including private pilot and certified flight Instructor – instrument.
Individuals interested in taste-sampling the skies can stick out their tongues during introductory 30-minute flights and aerial-photography flights, designed for snapping shots of boats in motion or breathtaking scenery below. Said scenery is also accessible via Helicopters Northwest's three Seattle tour packages, which hoist guests 500–1,000 feet in the air for bird's-eye views of cherished Seattle landmarks such as Snoqualmie Falls.