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 $99, get an intro flight and lesson with a commemorative photo, DVD, flight simulator, and student logbook at Pilot Coach Aviation in Midland (a total combined value of $240.50).
Pilot Coach Aviation tutors cloud-seeking students in basic principles and essential skills necessary to safely pilot a personal aircraft. During two-hour introductory flight lessons, a certified master and FAA Gold Seal instructor leads amateur aviators through fundamental mechanics on the ground before spending 40 minutes of flight time counting shingles on local houses and harvesting clouds for their cotton-candy cores. Practicing pilots work with flight simulators to learn basic instrument readings, flight principles, aircraft safety, and equipment functions before taking off. After their instruction, wind walkers receive a student logbook, a commemorative 5"x7" photo, and a DVD of their flight to edit themselves into tense scenes from Passenger 57.