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.
$109 for a Private-Flight-Lesson Package ($198 Value)
- One hour of instruction from a certified flight instructor
- Beginner-pilot logbook for tracking flight time, which can be credited toward a private pilot's license
- First-flight picture
- Six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine
- $20 discount on your next flight
At the dual controls of a Piper Archer II aircraft, students soar over Long Island under an instructor's supervision.
Louis Fly Academy
Flight is a magical word. It can conjure images of blue sky, sounds of rushing wind, and the feelings of a freedom only known by breaking gravity's bounds with a combination of lift, thrust, and fairy dust. Flight is a word so magical, in fact, that it can even make a word like "school" seem cool. Unlike traditional schools, Louis Fly Academy doesn't lock its students up inside a brick-and-mortar building filled with chalk dust and outdated science books. Instead, its instructors guide them through aerial tutorials inside a fleet of Cessnas and Piper aircraft. Such tours begin with discovery flights for both airplane and helicopter pilots to give aspiring pilots tastes of high altitudes, allowing them to take a set of the controls and to log their time toward potential certification. A series of instructional packages prepares students for such certifications, with curricula that range from courses for a private pilot's license to a multiengine rating.