Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon for a flight lesson from SunQuest Aviation, located at North County General Aviation Airport. Choose between two options:
- For $85, you get a one-hour Discovery Flight in your choice of three Cessna 172S airplanes: an N21339, an N65447, or an N65410 (a $171 value).
- For $70, you get a one-hour Discovery Flight in a 1953 Piper Super Cub (a $143 value).
The interactive flight lessons at SunQuest Aviation are helmed by experienced staff members sporting myriad instruction qualifications. Under an instructor's watchful gaze, anyone older than 15 is eligible to take on gravity in a one-hour cage match, ensconced in one of the proffered planes. Alumni of the old school may opt to fly the 1953 Piper Super Cub, a lightning-bolt decaled, canary yellow tailwheel plane. Neophyte flyers who prefer larger crafts, nosewheels, or planes with numbers in their names can take up one of the three Cessna 172Ss, which can accommodate up to three passengers in addition to the pilot (weight permitting).
As of January 14, 2011, this deal reflects the new pricing for the 2011 pilot fee, which has gone up from $45 to $50.