What You'll Get
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 $68, you get a discovery-flight package from NexGen Aviation (a $136.50 total value). The package includes:
- A 30-minute discovery flight with an instructor (a $71.50 value)
- Two hours of ground training (a $50 value)
- A logbook (a $15 value)<p>
Flights take off from Lexington Blue Grass Airport.
Having racked up more than 1,600 hours of flight instruction, NexGen Aviation co-owner and chief flight instructor Brandon Morton and his team expertly lead cloud-splitting novices to confident gravity defiance with scenario-based flight training. As patrons soar through the sky and enjoy aerial views of the University of Kentucky campus during the discovery flight, they can learn and execute basic aircraft maneuvers with the guidance of a certified pilot. With ground training, landlubbers’ minds are readied for the private pilot written test and the Top Gun trivia oral test required for further airborne antics. During two classroom hours, instructors will discuss technical topics such as the certificates and documents required by the FAA and federal aviation regulations. Students will also receive a logbook they can use to keep track of fly-time hours.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older or have guardian consent. 265lb weight max. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About NexGen Aviation
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.