Airplanes are great if you want to experience the thrill of flying but are terrified of accidentally touching clouds, which are actually really gooey. Get the right altitude with this Groupon.
- $129 for a 35-minute flight over the Southern California coast (a $300 value)
Helmed by an FAA-certified flight instructor, the flight glides over coastline, Long Beach Harbor, and the Palos Verdes coastline, dotted with rugged cliffs and tucked-away beaches. En route, the rider can try their hand at piloting the aircraft while supervised by the instructor. To prep, the instructor covers basic aircraft principles in a pre-flight instruction session.
Silver Aviation's discovery flights soar over gorgeous scenery, from the Palos Verdes coastline's cliffs to the sprawl of Long Beach's harbor. However, the passenger don't spend the whole flight gazing out the window: as part of the tour, they try their hand at the plane's controls, supervised by an FAA-certified instructor. The company's aviation instructors lead more rigorous classes, too, prepping budding pilots to earn credentials such as a private pilot's license or a partial ownership of the sky.