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After ground school and thorough aircraft inspection, student-teacher pairs take flight in Cessna planes with GPS systems and dual controls

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Promotional value expires May 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 4'6" or taller. 300lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.

$99 for a One-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson ($198 Value)

After a half hour of ground school, students pair with certified flight instructors for one-on-one lessons. Each session kicks off with the student-teacher pair conducting a thorough aircraft inspection. Next, they board the airplane for a one-hour flight, in which students man the wheel while instructors stand by on a twin set of controls to ensure safety. Each lesson includes a complimentary pilot’s logbook and a six-month subscription to Flight Training magazine.

Royal Karina Air Service

Working as a journalist and media executive didn’t give Moses Frenck the view of the world that he wanted. He wanted to fly. So he began pursuing his passion for aviation by enrolling in Royal Karina Air Service’s instrument-training program, and was so impressed that he eventually took over the company in 2009. Along with his vice president, Dara Frenck, he rents airplanes and offers training classes to all types of pilots, ranging from professionals to recreational flight enthusiasts.

For more than 23 years, the company’s fleet of IFR-certified Cessna aircraft has brought budding aviators closer to their private piloting licenses, with GPS-guided practice flights in the scenic airspace between Philadelphia and New York. Frenck’s instructors––many boasting tens of thousands of flight hours and world-class air-traffic-control experience¬¬––teach pilots to soar above the Big Apple’s skyline or dip down to snatch the candy bar clutched within the Statue of Liberty’s hand.


  • “I was very impressed with the quality of the lesson from my instructor Jake, although young he knew everything there was to know, and that adds to the flight...”

    “I was very impressed with the quality of the lesson from my instructor Jake, although young he knew everything there was to know, and that adds to the flight experience, I also had more fun than I expected.”

  • “Friendly staff, very professional and liked the overall experience”

  • “The instructor was friendly and informative. It was a great experience!”

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