What You'll Get
When winter unfurls its wings and flaps languidly through the air, commandeer a helicopter and pursue it into the sky, harpoon in hand, with today’s Groupon at Tallahassee Helicopters. Choose from the following options:
$99 per person for the 50-mile Sightseeing Tour #9, which includes all sightseeing stops in Tours #1–4, including downtown and the university, plus views of local golf courses (a $219 value).
$195 for an extended introductory flight lesson which provides the same expert instruction and debriefing as a typical introductory flight, but with twice as much time spent in the air, as well as the opportunity to try hovering (a $390 value).
The friendly and certified rotorcraft rangers at Tallahassee Helicopter specialize in providing safe and professional pilot training and flight services to fine, feather-less Floridians from their outpost at the Tallahassee Regional Airport. Whether you choose the tour or introductory flight class, Tallahassee Helicopters uses only new Robinson R44 helicopters, which are heavy enough to glide through wind gusts and turbulence safely, while light enough to respond immediately as you or the professional pilot easily maneuver around jet-propelled penguins. Strap yourself into the cabin or the co-pilot seat and get ready for a bird’s eye view of the Shoeshine State.
Though online reviews for Tallahassee Helicopters is still growing, the Tallahassee Democrat featured the business.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 2 as gifts for tour, 1 as gift for lesson. 48-hr. adv. reservation required. 24-hr. cancellation notice or Groupon forfeited. Must be 2+ for tour, 16+ for lesson; 300 lb. weight limit. Min. 2 people/tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Tallahassee Helicopters
Manning a fleet of Robinson R44 whirlybirds, the pilots of Tallahassee Helicopters introduce sightseers to the clouds through tours and commercial flights, and also train new crops of aspiring pilots. Flights depart from Tallahassee Regional Airport, shuttling passengers into the great blue yonder to see the downtown skyline, local country clubs, lakes, and parks from above. The service also offers lunch and dinner tours, allowing tourists to make a strong impression as they arrive at restaurants in style and carve their steaks with the helicopter’s whirling tail rotor.
The company also operates its own academy, where students begin with introductory flights that put them in control of the helicopter for 90% of their flying time. The full piloting program prepares students for their first solo flights, while the R44 transition program teaches already licensed pilots the nuances of operating the R44 helicopter.