Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms or trying to harpoon a passing comet. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.
$59 for Flight-Simulator Experience ($145 Value)
45-minute jaunts in the flight simulator replicate the sensation of piloting an aircraft. Before the simulation begins, visitors spend up to 30 minutes planning their flight and training to use the equipment; they also explore the facility in a 15-minute tour, during which they can take a seat in the onsite airplane. The simulator is available Monday–Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but calling ahead for availability is advised.
Siegel Aviation, LLC
When choosing an airline to fly with, passengers can bypass airports’ long security lines and inflexible schedules by taking to the skies with Siegel Aviation, LLC. As an FAA-certified air-charter company, Siegel can access more than 1,500 airports nationwide—three times as many airports as traditional airlines—with their charter aircraft, a compact Cessna 421 with seating for up to six.
Alternatively, aviation students can earn credentials ranging from a Private Pilot Certificate to an Air Transport Pilot Rating with the company’s flight lessons, which instructors can tailor to students’ personal flight goals. For clients seeking their own airborne adventures, or hoping to upgrade their houseboat to a houseplane, the company doubles as an aircraft brokerage, with a location at David Wayne Hooks Airport.