Flying a plane, like pinning the tail on the donkey, requires balance, keen internal precision, and the ability to see while blindfolded. Learn the ways of eagle-eyed professionals with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 30-minute flying lesson from Skyview Aviation (a $99 value).
Skyview Aviation's pod of professional pilots takes the helm to ready aspiring stratospherians for flight. The 30-minute introductory flight puts you in a safe and reliable Cessna aircraft, in which a trained instructor will familiarize you with the airport, the aircraft, and the instruments and controls the pilot must manage, all while preventing you from pulling off all your favorite Red Baron maneuvers. While the instructor will take care of the more difficult parts, such as takeoff and landing, the lesson allows you to briefly take control of the plane. For the six months following touchdown, trainees will enjoy a free subscription to Flight Training magazine, a paperback repository of aviatorial tips, tricks, and migration patterns.
In addition to brief skyward jaunts, Skyview Aviation also offers courses that bestow a wide range of licenses, from private to commercial. The lesson serves as a starting point, introducing potential pilots to the basic tenants of flight before they decide whether to continue through the gauntlet of flight training to achieve winged superhero status.
5749 S Tracy Blvd.
Tracy, California 95377