Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Get a bird's-eye view the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon to Rotorzen Helicopters, Inc.. All instruction takes place at Lansing Airport in Lansing, IL. Choose from the following options:
- For $79, you get one powered-parachute flight with instructional session (a $199 value).
- For $149, you get two powered-parachute flights with instructional sessions (a $398 value). Flights can be redeemed by one individual over multiple visits or shared by two people.
- For $279, you get four powered-parachute flights with instructional sessions (a $796 value). Flights may be redeemed by one individual over multiple visits or shared between two or four people.
Rotorzen Helicopters instills students with the skills and savvy needed to command the open-air cockpit of a powered parachute. Certified instructors nurse knowledge over 60 minutes of preflight training, teaching aspiring daredevils how to handle instrumentation and sneak up on cirrus clouds from behind. Students next take to the skies for 30 minutes of turbine-charged cruising as they skim and sail through the air above Lansing Municipal Airport.
Flight lessons depend upon wind conditions, and are only offered Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, Saturday evenings, and Sunday mornings. While powered parachutes only accommodate one pilot at a time, individuals can bring along fellow flyers to join in on the acrobatic antics. All flight time can be applied toward FAA certification as a sport pilot, plus the subsequent opportunity to tickle the moon into sneezing green cheese.