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 Introductory Flight Lesson ($222 Value)
After 30 minutes of on-the-ground instruction, students take to the skies with an instructor for 45 minutes of flying time. FAA–certified instructors let students take the controls in the air, then conduct a postflight briefing after landing.
Sky Training LLC
Grounded from flying long ago, an old Lockheed Constellation sits in front of the terminal at Greenwood Lake Airport. Remodeled into a pilot's lounge and rental hall, the converted aircraft now offers views of aspiring pilots as they sharpen their skills under the capable guidance of Sky Training LLC's FAA–certified instructors. The company's training program meets or exceeds FAA standards, with serious flight students receiving practical experience combined with educational DVDs, textbooks, and Jeppesen visual and audio materials. Ground-school sessions cover regulations, flight planning, and radio procedures, and in-the-air sessions impart takeoff and landing skills and help students to master flight instruments. Sky Training also offers scenic flights over Greenwood Lake, teaching all types of professionals how to fly, from salesmen who want to cover more ground to dentists who need to fit their avian patients for braces.