The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $198 for a Grand Tour of Tallahassee for two (a $398 value)
- $298 for a Grand Tour of Tallahassee for three (a $597 value)
The 50-mile, 37-minute Grand Tour of Tallahassee, which combines Tours #1 through #4, whisks passengers into the sky where they can feast their eyes on picturesque sights, such as the skyline of downtown Tallahassee, local university campuses, and Lakes Jackson and Bradford. The helicopter also flies over local golf courses, Maclay Gardens State Park, and the massive hooks that keep Florida from floating off into the Gulf of Mexico.
- $195 for an extended introductory flight lesson for one (a $390 value)
After a ground briefing and inspection, instructor-and-student duos hop aboard the cockpit of a Robinson R44 helicopter and take to the skies. The student controls the helicopter for more than 90% of the flight, and the extended lesson affords more than double the flying time of a normal lesson.
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.