What You'll Get
Until the delivery of preordered jetpacks, personal aviation will remain a privilege typically reserved for air-force pilots, superheroes, and hurricane-tackling kite enthusiasts. Enjoy an individualized taste of the skies with today's Groupon: for $225, you get a flight-experience package at Sporty's Academy in Batavia (a $450 value).
Sporty's Academy equips fledgling aviators with the knowledge and skills necessary for exploring the wild blue yonder through FAA-approved Part 141 flight-instruction courses. The flight-experience package gifts students with an introduction to personal aviation, a preface to aircraft and piloting opportunities, as well as an introduction to the general aviation community and the ghosts of the Wright brothers.
Kick off a high-flying adventure with a preliminary aircraft inspection, supervised by one of Sporty's FAA-certified flight instructors. Once the aircraft's identity and credit score have been confirmed, flight neophytes will take off on a one-hour cruise over the sweeping landscapes of southwest Ohio and the Cincinnati skyline. Over the course of the flight, the instructor will provide pointers for a normal takeoff and basic maneuvers for straight and level soaring, banking, taunting migratory birds, descending, and landing normally.
Back on solid ground, the recently aviated will have their inaugural flight hours recorded in an official Airman Logbook and receive a First Flight certificate as well as a souvenir picture with the airplane and instructor. The package includes registration for Sporty's Complete Recreational Pilot online course to keep noggins filled with flighty information and lofty ideals, as well as a Cessna Skylane cockpit poster to paste to the windshield of earthbound vehicles. Click here for more information and to register.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 27, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 14 or older. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.