Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for a 30-minute Discovery Flight for two (a $180 value)
- $165 for a 60-minute Discovery Flight for two (a $360 value)<p>
Aspiring pilots arrive at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport and greet their certified flight instructors for a Discovery Flight. Students first receive an introduction to the Cessna 172N aircraft and learn how it operates. Both teacher and pupils fire up the plane and soar high over the beaches of the Emerald Coast, where the students can take the controls and fly without assistance if they choose.<p>
Chief aviator Evan Jordan of Jordan Aviation take cloud-gazers into the skies in services that range from scenic rides to full pilot-certification programs. The outfit's educational fleet of well-maintained Cessna 172N aircraft, act as aerial classrooms for students logging hours en route to a pilot's license and novices getting a first taste of flight. Instructors begin Discovery Flights with a brief overview of plane operation, from instruments in the cockpit to the propellers that chop clouds into Mentos. Once aloft, they allow the student to take the controls if they so choose. Jordan Aviation calls Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport its home base and schedules flights Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.