Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $60, you get an introductory discovery flight lesson from SportPlanesFlorida.com (a $120 value) at Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota.
With an experienced team of FAA–certified flight instructors, SportPlanesFlorida.com has graduated more than 35 pilots in the last two years. The discovery flight experience is the first step toward becoming licensed as a sport pilot or private pilot, which affords flyers the ability to traverse the country freely and more easily drop water balloons on nagging neighbors. SportPlanesFlorida.com supplies the aircraft and the fuel free of charge, thus encouraging students to leave papier-mâché plane piñatas filled with coffee grounds at home.