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


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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.

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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.

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