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.
$74 for 60-Minute Discovery Flight (Up to $150 Value)
After 30 minutes of ground training, certified instructors welcome pupils into a Flight Design training aircraft for 30 minutes of in-flight instruction. The propeller starts up as students take the controls and guide planes through takeoff. Once in the air, instructors teach flight maneuvers, how to understand a bird's turn signals, and the procedures for landing the plane.
A former United States Navy fighter pilot with more than 30 years experience, chief flight instructor Cecil Tune personally selects each new member of Mint Air's staff. These handpicked educators parachute out of their offices and welcome pupils aboard a Flight Design CTLS, the company's primary training aircraft. The German-manufactured planes enclose pilots in a full-glass cockpit, allowing for unencumbered views while soaring above rolling foothills on discovery flights or certification programs. Combined with the school's ground instruction, the flight training can secure the sport, private, or commercial licenses required to finally patronize the world's floating drive-thrus. Mint Air's crew also manages and sells planes.