Man has long yearned to fly, both to explore new horizons and to impress notoriously patronizing bald eagle and condor mascots. Unleash your inner bird with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get an introductory flight lesson including simulator time, DVD, commemorative photo, and student logbook from Pilot Coach Academy in Sanford (a $149 total value).
Pilot Coach Academy, led by master flight instructor and FAA Safety Team member Jonathan Shorey, helps the ground-bound discover the joy of flight. The school's introductory flight lesson bolsters sky-sailing aspirations with two hours of instruction, acclimating prospective pilots with important instruments, safety skills, and appropriate happy thoughts necessary to lift man above the skyline. Anxious aviators further hone essential flying skills on the Academy’s flight simulator, complete with virtual security lines and a digital microlavatory. Students can relive moments of facsimile soaring by popping in the included DVD of their simulator time. Each lesson includes 40 minutes of flight time in an actual plane with an instructor providing the finer points of solo navigation. Junior jumpseaters also receive a 5"x7" photo commemorating the flight and their first student logbook to begin tracking flight hours in pursuit of a pilot’s license.
Though no one has reviewed Pilot Coach Academy yet, testimonials from past students are available on its website:
- As an older student, the service you provided me gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed to fulfill a dream I’ve had since I was a kid. I can’t thank you enough for giving me the tools and encouragement to stay with the course to see the fulfillment of this goal. – Darren Swinney
- It was a pleasure to learn from Jon. He has encouraged my good habits and I believe I am a safer pilot because of his expertise. – ATW