Observing an airplane in its natural habitat is a task that often entails stowing away in its landing gear or gluing cotton balls to your clothing to credibly pass as a cloud. Get to know these skittish sky denizens with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for a 20- to 30-minute Discovery flight over Gillette Stadium (a $180 value)
- $149 for a two-hour flight experience with ground instruction, hands-on flying instruction, two photographs of flight experience, and a student logbook and flight information packet (a $401 total value)<p>
Two-hour flight experiences begin with an hour of ground instruction, during which FAA-certified flight instructors introduce students to the ins and outs of the aircraft. After reviewing instrumental directions and demonstrating the physics of gravity by pushing students down a grassy knoll, instructors fire up a Cessna, taxi down the knoll to pick up the student, and hit the sky. Flying high above the infinitesimal towns of Plymouth, Boston, and Providence, students try their hand at gentle turns and steep nosedives. After posing with thumbs up for a midair photograph, students steer the plane toward Gillette Stadium to swoop over the field and steal footballs overthrown during the Patriots’ practice. Upon return to terra firma, instructors endorse the flight hour in a logbook that charts the pathway toward official pilot certification, which students can take home, along with two in-flight photographs, both airbrushed to eliminate all evidence of their instructors’ imperiled expressions.<p>
Visitors who only wish to sightsee can choose the 20- to 30-minute guided airplane tour of Boston and the stadium, with panoramic aerial views of downtown and the harbor treating the eyes to an additional feast.<p>
King Aviation Mansfield
The team at King Aviation Mansfield owns the air with flying lessons and virtually all other services related to aircraft. Based at Mansfield Municipal Airport, its flight school certifies aviators from ATP flight training to Light Sport licensing. King Aviation Mansfield also has a fleet of seven aircraft for use in flight training and for rental, including an LSA.