Hands-on discovery flights teach beginner pilots the ropes; sightseeing tours glide over Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Hudson River
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires.Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Cancellations due to weather conditions or flight restrictions will be rescheduled. Introductory flight is non-transferable. Free subscription for flight training magazine for 6 months and log book included with introductory flight. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid on holidays. Night Flight options available for extra $100. Extra $50 for introductory companion. Can be purchased every 90 days.Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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.
Choose from Two Options
$125 for a private, one-hour discovery flight, in which beginner pilots can try their hand at the controls as they fly over Sandy Hook ($250 value)
$240 for a private, one-hour New York City sightseeing tour for two, which flies over Manhattan and the Hudson and East Rivers ($480 value)
NYC Air Service
Checking the Statue of Liberty for bald spots sounds like an activity from a barber’s dream, but passengers in NYC Air Service’s planes do it regularly on sightseeing flights over New York City. The private flights soar over Ellis Island, the Hudson River, and Manhattan’s financial district, where mutual funds can be seen out for their daily strolls. The company's FAA-certified pilots don't just showcase Big Apple landmarks, they also teach aspiring pilots the ropes with hands-on instruction, preparing them to earn their certifications as private or commercial pilots.