$99 for a Two-Hour Private Flying Lesson with One Hour of Air Time from Ron Sachen ($235 Value)


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In a Nutshell

An expert pilot takes beginner flyers into the sky for a 60-minute, hands-on flight with 60 minutes of training and debriefing on the ground

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 19, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Appointment only; subject to weather. Merchant will meet customers on location at any of the Public Western Airports. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

No matter how technologically advanced airplanes become, pilots must still remember to watch the altitude, check the fuel levels, and sacrifice an ox to Jupiter. Pacify the god of sky and thunder with this Groupon.

$99 for a Two-Hour Private Flying Lesson ($235 Value)

A two-hour private flying lesson begins with 30 minutes of on-the-ground training that elucidates the fundamentals of flight control. Then students spend 60 minutes piloting a plane over Chicago's western suburbs under the guidance of experienced pilot Ron Sachen. Finally, a 30-minute debriefing after the flight gives more insight into flying.

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.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Instructor! Learned more in 1 hr than a previous Groupon flying lesson. Very likeable gentleman, and explained the information well. If I were to take flying lessons, Ron is the Instructor to have without a doubt.
Uta · June 25, 2013
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Thanks for the great comment.
Merchant replied · June 25, 2013
This was a gift for my adult daughter. She says: Ron is an amazing teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient, understanding, friendly, and lots of fun. He would be the only instructor I would go to if I were to take more lessons. I have referred him to several friends and hope they follow through. They wont be dissapointed. The morning I spent with him will always be special to me.
Lee W. · June 15, 2013
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Thanks for the kind words, both of you are super people and fun to be with. Ron
Merchant replied · June 23, 2013
I purchased this Groupon for my son who wants to learn to fly. For an added fee, I got to ride along. Ron was very flexible around our schedule when we were arranging a meeting. While flying he was very patient and encouraging with my son. The flight was beautiful and smooth. On the ground Ron took the time to talk with my son about the plane and flying in general. He introduced my son to other flying enthusiasts. It was a great experience.
Linda P. · June 15, 2013
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Flying is a community of great people. We all want others to share the joy of flying. Thanks for flying with me.
Merchant replied · June 23, 2013

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