There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.
$89 for a Discovery Flight Package ($180 Value)
FAA–certified commercial pilots whisk passengers into the sky above Sonoma County on a 45-minute scenic air tour peppered with informative anecdotes about the area’s natural history and complex ecosystems. During the course of the flight, the plane soars over landmarks such as the Russian River, Dry Creek Valley, and the Sonoma coastline. A digital photo of you and the aircraft also sails into your e-mail inbox to commemorate your flight.
North Coast Air
The sun slowly dips on the horizon, glazing the waters of the Russian River with a rippling coat of light as the water snakes through the forest to the coast. High above the tips of the ancient, sunset-drenched trees, the hum of a small airplane—piloted by one of North Coast Air's commercial pilots with years of experience under their belt—punctuates the bird song emanating from their branches.
The natural world feels closer than the altitude would suggest on North Coast Air’s scenic air tours, which fly high above the coastline of Sonoma County. When they aren’t regaling passengers with anecdotes about the land’s natural history, Rob and his team of FAA–certified instructors share their passion for flight during individualized flight-instruction programs. Dedicated to helping students to become aviators in their own right, the team patiently teaches the skills necessary to attain a pilot’s license or complete the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.