$115 for a Helicopter Lesson for One or Tour for Three from Silverhawk Aviation Academy in Caldwell (Up to $250 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Half-hour ground lesson leads to half-hour of in-air learning time; 15-minute tour explores Shoshone Falls or the shoreline of Lake Lowell

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required 48hr in advance. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 2 or older. 300lb. weight max. 575 lb. group weight max. Subject to weather. Valid for up to 3 people for tour option. 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.

$115 for One-Hour Helicopter Lesson for One or 15-Minute Tour for Up to Three (Up to $250 Value)

After a half-hour of on-ground preparatory instruction, students hop behind the controls of a bird with an instructor as copilot. The duo take the air for a 30-minute low-altitude flight to take in some of the unique sights of southern Idaho, such as lakes and canyons. Alternatively, groups of up to three embark on a 15-minute, whirlwind whirlybird tour of Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls or Lake Lowell, passing low over downtown Caldwell before zipping out over the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. They journey along a portion of the 28-mile shoreline to check out the dam before swooping around and beating a retreat back to the landing pad.

Though Silverhawk Aviation Academy sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

Silverhawk Aviation

Silverhawk Aviation’s owner, Catherine Rad Weber, built a school not only to teach people how to fly, but to learn to love their wings as well. Her comprehensive curriculum challenges students to fly at high altitudes, in different weather conditions, and over diverse terrain, training helicopter pilots who will be comfortable in the cockpit anywhere in the world. The program includes hands-on experience in caring for the rides, moving them in and out of hangars, and safely washing them without getting soap in their eyes.

Whether training or touring, visitors receive eyefuls of southern Idaho’s diverse geological features. The helicopters surmount rugged mountains, speed over mesas and high deserts, and ride air currents above rivers that wind their way into deep canyons. Apart from stunning the brain’s beauty receptors, this splendor provides a natural obstacle course against which more experienced pilots test their skill, zipping around rock spires or hopping the feet of their craft neatly through pristine fields of tire plants.

Customer Reviews

My husband really enjoyed it!
Amanda G. · August 30, 2012
Was wonderful! What a fun event for my son, he was thrilled :) The staff is so nice and we really enjoyed it! Sara Lee
Sara B. · August 26, 2012
Our helicopter ride was fabulous!!!!!! What an amazing experience, great views and well trained pilots. We made Wonderful memories that day. :)
Jodi Z. · August 25, 2012

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