Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today’s Groupon to Sparrow Flying Club. Choose between the following options:
- For $85, you get a 45-minute sightseeing flight (a $175 value).
- For $85, you get a 45-minute Discover Flight lesson (a $175 value).<p>
Sparrow Flying Club’s safety-oriented aeronauts chase clouds across the skies as delighted sightseers and budding pilots fill cockpits with excited chatter. The club’s pilots romp across cerulean terrain with up to three flyers strapped safely into a single-engine Cessna 172, 150, or 152 or Flight Design CTLS aircraft during the sight-seeing flight, which traipses high above Little Rock, over the Ozarks, and into the warm glow of the sunset. Altitude climbers intent on learning the ropes or capturing an airborne whale nemesis can set sail with a flying lesson. Under the wing of a seasoned instructor, rookies gain confidence at the controls. All time spent in the captain’s chair counts toward license requirements, a helpful first step for those seeking to continue quests to become pilots.
Sparrow Flying Club, LLC
Though supported by a tight-knit community of members, Sparrow Flying Club opens its cockpit doors to the public for scenic flights and pilot training. Its fleet of primarily Cessna aircraft ranges from simple, two-seat sport planes to more complex aircraft; patrons can rent them out for private use, or join an instructor in the cockpit to train for either a private pilot license or a sport license, which requires fewer hours.