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$99 for a Flying-Lesson Package with Ground, Simulator, and Plane Instruction at Northampton Airport ($198.95 Value)

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Flying lessons utilize ground school and flight-simulator time, then take off on a 30-minute instructional flight in a Gobosh aircraft.

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Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 12 or older. 230lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Nothing feels as free as piloting a plane, except for piloting a plane that’s filled with freed zoo animals. Show some tigers that the sky is the limit with this Groupon.

$99 for a Flight-Lesson Package ($198.95 Total Value)

  • 50 minutes of ground instruction (a $44 value) with log book (a $19.95 value) and a tour of airport facilities
  • 30 minutes of instruction in a Redbird flight simulator (a $57.50 value)
  • 30 minutes of in-aircraft flight instruction in a Gobosh G700S light sport aircraft (a $77.50 value)<p>

Students sit alongside their instructor and are allowed to work the controls under supervision as the plane flies over the Pioneer Valley, the Quabbin Reservoir, Mount Sugarloaf, and the Connecticut River.<p>

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.


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    Northampton

    160 Old Ferry Rd.

    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

    413-584-7980

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