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
- $99 for a flight experience with ground instruction, hands-on flying instruction, two in-air photographs, and a student logbook and flight information packet (a $406 value)
- $199 for a two-hour aerial sightseeing tour over Newport Harbor (a $470 value)<p>
Hands-on flight experiences begin with 30 minutes 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. After posing with thumbs up for a midair photograph, students try their hands at gentle turns and a fly-by of Gillette Stadium during a 40-minute flight. Upon returning 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 the two in-flight photographs.
Visitors who wish to sightsee can choose the two-hour guided airplane tour of Newport Harbor, with panoramic aerial views of cliffs and mansions, including the the haunted Cliff Walk Manor, treating the eyes to an additional feast.<p>
King Aviation Mansfield
The team at King Aviation Mansfield owns the air with flying lessons, tours, and virtually all other services related to aircraft. Based at Mansfield Municipal Airport, its flight school certifies aviators for private piloting, commercial work, and instruction, offering lessons in classrooms and simulators and aboard Cessnas. King’s pilots also conduct flight tours, and rent their fleet of 10 aircraft to planeless fellow pilots, and teaches pilots not to fly too close to the sun.
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.