Sawyer Aviation

North Scottsdale

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In a Nutshell

Instructors teach the basics of flying in private lessons on the ground before letting students take the controls during actual flights

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Promotional value expires Apr 25, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. 6'5" height max. 280lb weight max. Extra $70 fee if taller than 6'4 or heavier than 240lb. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.

$99 for an Introductory-Flight Pilot Adventure ($250 Value)

Ninety minutes of ground instruction before and after the 30-minute flight teach the essentials of manning an aircraft, explain the important parts of a plane, and include a tour of the facility. After a preflight practice run, an instructor flies students into the clouds and hands over the controls of the plane, giving protégés hands-on flying experience. Should students wish to continue their education, their flying time can be logged toward pilots’ licenses.

Sawyer Aviation

Since Darrell Sawyer founded Sawyer Aviation, LLC in 1961, they have graduated more than 6,000 pilots, some of whom went on to become Air Force One captains. As a Cessna Pilot Center, Sawyer Aviation’s flight academy shapes up aspiring aviators with on-ground instruction that incorporates virtual tools and interactive programs, preparing students to climb aboard a Cessna aircraft’s Garmin G300 glass cockpit. Although the center’s veteran pilots guide their protégés to licenses in private piloting, commercial flying, and magic-carpet wrangling, they also offer discovery flights that get students up in the sky without requiring any commitment to continue their education. Aside from pilot instruction, Sawyer Aviation also manages plane sales and introduces visitors to the clouds during private chartered flights.

Customer Reviews

My husband had an excellent time and was able to check one more thing off his bucket list:-)
Valerie K. · September 15, 2013
It was alot of fun and I would love to do it again!
Brandi S. · February 20, 2013
Sawyer Aviation has a courteous and knowledgeable staff which helped to make my flying experience enjoyable.
Nancy E. · January 26, 2013

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