What You'll Get
Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you'll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon to Pioneer Helicopters, Inc.. Choose from the following options:
For $90, you get a 15-minute helicopter tour for three people (a $180 value).
For $180, you get a 30-minute helicopter tour for three people (a $360 value).
For $90, you get a 15-minute introduction-to-flight lesson (a $180 value).
Helmed by experienced pilot Denton Honbeck, Pioneer Helicopters, Inc. elevates customers to the stratosphere with tours and flight lessons that afford views of scenic Salem and the Willamette River. Before cutting through the sky in a comfortable Robinson R44 Raven II, prospective cloud climbers will gather at Independence Airport, where they will meet their pilot and become familiar with flying procedures. Those who choose to tour the Salem area will gain a new perspective of everyday urban attractions, and Willamette River adventurers will enjoy sweeping vistas and a pterodactyl's-eye view of breathtaking crop circles.
Intro-to-flight students will start their aeronautic instruction on the ground with a tutorial on controls and safety procedures. After liftoff, students will get to try their hand at hovering the chopper, balancing the nose, and navigating safely around the mysterious Willamette triangle before Denton resumes control to safely escape the pursuit of jealous B-52-equipped penguins and land the chopper. Up to two additional passengers are welcome during lessons (although only one participant can take the controls), but professional linemen will need to stay home, as the weight limit per guest is 230 pounds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 addl as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for opt. bought. Reservation reqd; subject to avail. 48hr cancellation notice reqd. Must be 12 or older for lesson option. 230lbs indiv. weight max. 800lbs group weight max. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.