Northampton Airport

Northampton

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In a Nutshell

  • 25- to 30-minute flight
  • Preparatory ground school
  • Tour of airport facilities
  • Views of Pioneer Valley

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Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 12 or older. 230lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Northampton Airport - Northampton: $85 for an Introductory Flight Lesson, Ground School, and T-Shirt at Northampton Airport ($150 Value)

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 $85, you get a 25- to 30-minute introductory flight lesson, an hour of ground school, and a "Love at First Flight" T-shirt (a $150 total value) at Northampton Airport.

The flight instructors at Northampton Airport transform land-trodders into seasoned pilots with an on-ground training school and in-air flight experiences. Instructors give one-on-one personal attention to future flyboys and flygirls during a one-hour ground lesson, which includes a tour of the airport facilities as well as a rundown of aircraft systems, navigation, basic aerodynamics, communication, and intercom faux pas. On-ground training is applied to real-life situations in a 25- to 30-minute flight in a Gobosh G700S light sport aircraft, a plane with supreme aerodynamics, high performance, good handling, and scintillating conversational skills. First-time fliers enjoy spectacular views of the Pioneer Valley, including the Quabbin Reservoir, Mount Sugarloaf, and the Connecticut River, and are allowed to do as much or as little of the flying as they want. After the flight, freshly trained plane operators jump into a single, communal T-shirt with the words "Love at First Flight" written on it.

Northampton Airport

When visitors enter Northampton Airport for piloting lessons or sightseeing flights, the FAA-certified instructors are eager to give tours of the facility. During such tours they often like to rehash the former barnstorming center's history since its 1929 inception. They might detail Charles Lindbergh's thrilling descent into the airport, or point visitors toward the southern and western horizons where the Holyoke and Berkshire mountain ranges bask in the fading sunlight.

Today, the partially solar-powered Northampton Airport is a fully modernized aviation center that boasts a community charm as well as a baggage carousel that's pulled by unicorns. The impressive rental fleet of Cessna and Piper aircraft land and take off backgrounded by the lush scenery and sparkling Connecticut River that flows parallel to the runway.

Customer Reviews

62 Ratings

Such a great deal to try something new! Highly recommended to do once. Don't let the turbulence throw you off ;)
Jason W. · February 16, 2015
We were able to have two passengers also go in the plane with the person flying FOR FREE! Very educational and friendly. Highly recommend!!!
Charles A. · October 12, 2014
A truly wonderful experience! Everyone there is professional and friendly. The airport itself is so nice and clean, charming, and in a beautiful location. Truly the best groupon ever! I highly recommend it!!
Sharon B. · October 6, 2014
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    Northampton

    160 Old Ferry Rd.

    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

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