Ground Flying Lesson and 30 or 60 Minutes of Flight Time from Ponderosa Aero Club (Up to 46% Off)


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Licensed instructor outlines piloting basics before 30- or 60-minute scenic flight steers student & up to two guests above Boise landmarks

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Promotional value expires Feb 7, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr advance reservation required; subject to weather. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Limit 3 people per flight. 450lb combined passenger weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Early man’s attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today’s Groupon to Ponderosa Aero School, located on the north side of the Boise airport on Rickenbacker Street. Choose between the following options:

  • For $79, you get a two-hour introductory flying lesson that includes ground school and 30 minutes of flight time for up to three people (a $145 value).
  • For $118, you get a 2.5-hour introductory flying lesson that includes ground school and 60 minutes of flight time for up to three people (a $210 value).

Ponderosa Aero Club has sent Boise residents skyward for more than 35 years and acquaints aspiring pilots to the blue beyond with discovery flight lessons. A licensed flight instructor first debriefs students on the fundamentals of taking off, maneuvering, landing, and using radio equipment to order a frisbee-tossed pizza. Attendees then approach the club’s fleet of Cessna and Piper Cherokee Archer aircrafts for a preflight inspection. As guests climb into the cockpit alongside their aerodynamics mentor, they can enlist the help of a camera to keep midair memories intact. Planes soar over Boise during a 30- or 60-minute scenic flight, the latter of which includes a tour of Snake River, Swan Falls, and Lake Lowell before a complimentary lower view of a cloud’s reproductive system. Patrons can shoot postflight pictures upon their return to earth while staff members award them a logbook and certificate of completion.

Customer Reviews

Very fun
Alynn J. · November 13, 2015
Friendly, professional, wonderful experience!
Andrea D. · August 26, 2012
Keep up the great work!
Ricardo M. · July 9, 2012

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