Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon: for $139, you get one introductory flight and lesson from Out of the Blue Aviation in Arlington (a $280 value).
Out of the Blue Aviation's experienced instructors take wannabe pilots skyward, handing over the reins in an exhilarating 50- to 60-minute flying adventure. The experience begins with a one-hour customized lesson, where instructors brief pupils on flight plans and safety precautions before buckling up in one of Out of the Blue's five modern aircraft. The aerial apprentice then commandeers the sky boat northeast to nearby picturesque Mount Baker, or west toward the San Juan Islands, perhaps spotting a whale—or a flotilla of seaweed shaped like a whale—before circling back to the Arlington airport.
Out of the Blue Aviation offers introductory flights seven days a week, with typically more than 300 flyable days per year, and the other days are spent shaking angry fists skyward and cursing the clouds. If bitten by the antigravity bug, students can continue pilot training with Out of the Blue Aviation at a 20 percent discount on the Cessna private/sport pilot-training kit, if purchased the day of the introductory flight.
Up to two additional passengers are welcome during the flight for a fee of $25 a person; weight restrictions apply.
18306 59th Dr. NE
Arlington, Washington 98223Get Directions