From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a discovery flight lesson at New Horizons Aviation (a $195.30 value).
With a range of courses taught by seasoned pilots, New Horizons Aviation provides safe, informative training for aspiring skyboys and femme fliers. Learn why flapping your arms and chirping is a futile experiment at New Horizons, where you’ll experience a hands-on pre-flight inspection, aircraft safety run-up, and full control of the plane from takeoff and climb-out to cruising and landing. You’ll be accompanied by an FAA-certified instructor in the passenger seat, prepared to take over in any circumstance or moment of hesitation. Post-flight, the instructor will debrief you, answering questions and helping to brainstorm intimidating-sounding call signs. You’ll also receive a six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine, keeping winged dreams aloft long after you touch the ground.
New Horizons Aviation
Dreams take flight in the most literal of ways at New Horizons Aviation, where professional pilots introduce guests to the experience of flight first-hand. Based in Reading Regional Airport, the flight school relies on a comprehensive instructional program known as Flight Training 101, which unites rigorous training with a flexible approach. The program’s innovative progress tracking system measures students’ skills as they advance through basic tasks such as taxiing the plane along the runway and taking off. In addition to flight instruction, New Horizons Aviation offers aircraft rental, aerial photography, and a pilot shop stocked with essential parts and accessories.