New Flyers Association

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In a Nutshell

FAA-certified pilots guide students through flying fundamentals before pupils take control for 40-minute flight over Columbus

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability. Subject to weather. Weight restrictions may apply for certain aircrafts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-hour Pioneer Discovery flight lesson from New Flyers Association (a $199 value).

New Flyers Association's FAA-certified instructors take to the skies with novice pilots, plying them with hands-on experience and observer time in flying fixed-wing aircraft. After a session of ground-based instruction on fundamental techniques, aircraft inspection, and proper emergency arm flapping, students board the plane with their sky-savvy instructor and double check the preflight checklist. Pupils man the controls once they’ve taken off, getting a feel for the plane as they take in the bird's-eye view of Columbus and surrounding areas through the glass-walled cockpit. After 30–40 minutes of cloud wrangling, the professional aeronaut navigates the airship safely back to the runway. The one-hour lesson is a great holiday gift or first step to safer Amelia Earhart impersonations.

New Flyers Association

The nonprofit New Flyers Association empowers Central Ohio student aviators to improve their soaring skills under the tutelage of certified flight instructors. Whether taking off for the first time on an introductory flight or logging hours in pursuit of a Sport, Private, or Instrument Pilot license, pupils experience the freedom of winged travel aboard such flying machines as N566FD, a Flight Design CTLS. The association makes its nest in hangar A-10 at The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Airport, a general aviation airport that allows students to learn fundamentals in a professional environment that's safer than jumping from the top bunk bed.

Customer Reviews

New Flyers is definitely worth the money! Unlike traveling commercially, this was enjoyable. I highly recommend them!
Michael H. · December 29, 2013
Terrific opportunity to experience small plane flying. Wonderful instructor, he has been there and done that. Difficult to schedule, but am happy that I had the opportunity to experience flying in this way.
Susan S. · October 24, 2013
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Hi! We apologize for the difficulty in scheduling... a combination of factors ranging from government regulations (TSA) to trying to keep up with the demand resulted in us having a slightly difficult reservation process. We're trying to streamline more though!
Merchant replied · October 27, 2013
That was a great trip and the staff was great. I will return without a Groupon!
Suzanne N. · March 3, 2013

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