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: for $95, you get a private flying lesson from Ron Sachen in Bolingbrook (a $185 value). This Groupon also entitles you to 10 hours of flight instruction at a discounted rate of $145 per hour.
Ron Sachen holds multiple flight-instruction licenses and has more than 30 years of experience teaching folks how to break through the draconian layers of gravity that have held humanity down for centuries. After scheduling a soaring session, around 30 minutes of preflight instruction with Ron or one of his trusted, certified copilots will familiarize potential pilots with flying fundamentals and what to expect during the flight.
After that, climb into the captain’s seat of a four-seat Piper Cherokee and, with the pilot's assistance, help guide the aircraft over Illinois’s majestically mountain-free plains, which feature breathtaking views of the corporate-logo crop circles from decades ago that prophesied the AOL–Time Warner merger. After guiding the plane through a bumpless landing, students are privy to another half-hour or so of postflight enlightenment from Ron or his staff.
Since the plane seats four, students can bring a friend or foul-mouthed high-school gym teacher along on the journey, as long as the fuel-dependent weight limit is not exceeded. Flights may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or an excess of skydiving ex-presidents, but on a clear day fledgling flyers can expect to personally master humankind’s improbable skyward ascent.
Modern Flight Instruction
For years, Ron Sachen has taken to the Illinois skies inside fixed-wing aircraft. In fact, he loves flying so much that he has dedicated his life to teaching others the joy of soaring through the clouds. To inspire passion in his students and ensure a comprehensive lesson, his classes emphasize hands on learning. After 30–60 minutes of ground-based lessons, students take the controls in the air and get a feel for what it must have been like when the Wright brothers first took flight, rather than when they first jumped off their roof flapping homemade paper wings.
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