What You'll Get
Humankind has been mimicking birds for centuries, dating back to ancient times when it was customary for people to publicly bathe in shallow puddles of water. Become free as a flamingo with today’s Groupon to TakeWing in Creswell. Choose between the following options:
- For $125, you get a two-hour Private Pilot FirstStep flying lesson (a $259 value).
- For $99, you get a one-hour Sport Pilot FirstStep flying lesson (a $198 value).
TakeWing’s FirstStep training programs let aspiring aviators take flight with full-service instruction and actual airtime. Led by a certified, friendly staff, the aeronautical education begins on solid ground with instruction on basic aerodynamics, airport operations, preflight plane preparation, and beating boastful geese in sky races.
For the second half of the lesson, Lindberghs-in-training board a real flying machine for hands-on practice starting and taxiing before launching the aircraft into the wild blue yonder. Students in the Private program operate a four-place Cessna Skyhawk, and students in the Sport program man a smaller, two-seat light-sport aircraft. Each plane is equipped with two sets of controls, so neophyte pilots can observe the instructor or practice maneuvers and aerial triple lutzes. The rebellion against gravity is immortalized with digital photos snapped midair and is further commemorated with a sparkling-cider reception, certificate, and logbook presented upon return to Earth.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 13 or older. 210lb max for sport plane option, 250lb max for private plane option. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.