Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon to Mountain Ridge Helicopters in Logan. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get an Intro to Flight helicopter lesson (a $200 value), which includes:
- 30-minute ground lesson
- 30-minute flight
- Log book
- For $169, you get a mountain helicopter tour for two, available Saturdays and Wednesdays (a $390 value), which includes:
- 30-minute tour for two
- Two T-shirts
Mountain Ridge Helicopters' experienced pilots steer sightseeing pairs or flying newbies through the air over notable Logan landmarks. Aspiring aeronauts learn the rules of the aerial road in a 30-minute ground lesson that leads them through the operation of the controls, how to read the gages, and a preflight inspection that ensures the vehicle is safe to fly and contains absolutely no hitchhiking chickens. Once the inspection is complete, new flyers take their skills to the skies, where they’ll have the opportunity to take the controls, practicing basic maneuvers, such as climbs, turns, descents, and hovers, under the tutelage of an experienced pilot.
From the leather-seated cabin of a Robinson R44 Raven II, couples can lark through the celestial ceiling, indulging in the aerial views of Logan’s surrounding peaks and valleys. Headsets hug passengers' ears and whisper secrets of the panorama, as relayed by the pilot. From wide windows, guests can snap snapshots of the peaks of the Wasatch Mountain Range, the beautiful fall foliage of the Bear River mountains and Logan Canyon, or the frenzied smoke signals of exam-stricken freshmen roaming the Utah State University campus. Mountain Ridge Helicopters captures each couple's trip with a photograph taken with the aircraft, available a couple of days following the flight, and sky pilgrims also receive a T-shirt to fit over burgeoning wings.
Mountain Ridge Helicopters
Mountain Ridge Helicopters is located 4,500 feet above sea level—and that's just its hangar. The FAA-approved school is nestled in the Rocky Mountains in a 10,000-square-foot hangar, where experienced pilots impart the essentials of helicopter flight to students. The scenic environs are beautiful from the ground but majestic from a helicopter. With the help of US Department of Veterans Affairs–approved flight instructors and simulators, students can experience the sweeping views from above while learning to pilot helicopters and earning their licenses.