Humans have long sought a way to fly, from Daedalus's wax wings to Leonardo's proto-helicopters to Benjamin Franklin's daily inhalation of helium. Conquer a fully realized method of aerial exploration with today's Groupon: for $300, you get 20 hours of ground training (a $500 value) and a Jeppesen private pilot manual (a $100 value) at NexGen Aviation (a $600 total value).
Having racked up more than 1,600 hours of flight instruction, NexGen Aviation co-owner and chief flight instructor Brandon Morton expertly leads cloud-splitting novices to confident gravity defiance with scenario-based flight training. Ground training is the first step to atmospheric dominance, readying landlubbers' minds for the private pilot written test and the Top Gun trivia oral test required for further airborne antics. During 20 classroom hours, instructors will discuss technical topics such as the certificates and documents required by the FAA and federal aviation regulations. Students will also explore the text of the Jeppesen private pilot manual, getting into the nitty-gritty of aerodynamics, weather preparedness, and cross-country flight planning before learning proper use of the "fasten seatbelt" sign.
NexGen Aviation was started in 2010 with one leased Piper Cherokee and was built from scratch to what it is today, managing sixteen aircraft, including multiple jets. Nexgen is owned by two active professional pilots with 40 years of combined experience in the air charter and airline industry. Working for other companies in the past, Dale and Brandon gained valuable experience not only flying, but in key management positions. While seizing an opportunity in a vacant market and a down economy, Nexgen was able to grow at a steady pace with the help of many of their clients. One by one, they have added aircraft and personnel that are not only filling the void of newer aircraft and competitive pricing in the area, but are offering a significant value to their clients that have purchased aircraft and leased them with Nexgen. The business model has been built on customer service and respect for clients and employees alike in order to form long lasting relationships.