Specialized Helicopters


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In a Nutshell

Certified cockpit veterans take beginners from ground school to sky with flight training in a Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter

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Promotional value expires Nov 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice or $50 fee may apply; fee up to Groupon price applies 5 minutes past scheduled departure time. Subject to weather and availability. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by legal guardian. 220lb weight limit. Must sign waiver. 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.

$125 for a Helicopter Flight-Training Experience ($250 Value)

Pilot hopefuls begin their flight training with a two-hour ground-school class that covers weather, piloting controls, and other topics. Students then learn to run preflight protocols on the flight ramp. After running through the systems checklist, students and their instructors take off in a two-seat Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter for a 24-minute flight soaring over a choice of scenic areas such as nearby mountains, the ocean, or forest landscapes. Buyers may choose to take the ground-school component the same day as the flight or on separate days, and the training also includes 15 minutes of flight-simulator time. Sessions are available on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 10 a.m.

Specialized Aviation

In addition to flight-training experiences and flight lessons, Specialized Aviation's professional pilots guide thrill-seekers on exhilarating scenic tours of the skies. The 20-minute helicopter whale-watching tour offers splendid views of marine life—including blue, humpback, and gray whales—from well above the water line in Monterey Bay.

Customer Reviews

very professional operation and pleasant people excellent class combination of science, videos, helicopter tour, step-by-step instructions, and calm reassurance about safety and simplicity loved flying! will be back!
Leslie M. · November 4, 2012
My son loved it...just wished it was longer.
Maureen M. · August 20, 2012
Thanks for a great experience! Chris, Steve, and Paul were all great and gave a nice low key attitude to a thrilling adventure.
Scott M. · August 5, 2012

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