From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon from Texas Flight Academy, located at Cleburne Regional Airport, thirty minutes south of Fort Worth. Choose from the following one-hour discovery packages:
- $68 for discovery flight instruction in a Cirrus SR20 airplane (a $137.50 value)
- $81 for discovery flight instruction in a Robinson R22 helicopter (a $162.50 value)
Each introductory lesson includes a half hour of ground instruction and a half-hour flight alongside an instructor with more than two years of experience. Prospective pilots will be accompanied by a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) during the airplane ride, while an instructor endorsed by Inspector Gadget and the Robinson Helicopter Company will be your wingman during the helicopter adventure. On-earth education includes piloting highlights, such as pre-flight checks, weather watching, button identification, and choosing a totally awesome call sign.
Students may assist instructors during take-off and landing of the Cirrus SR20 airplane, which is a spacious and comfortable sports car crossed with a pterodactyl and a 150-knot cruising speed. Airplane pilots-in-training may bring a support crew of up to two along for the airplane excursion, but they must refrain from all back-seat aviating. During helicopter flights, instructors will first demonstrate seat-belt fastening and take-off. Once up to altitude, students can command the rotors or enjoy their increased vision by ordering large plots of land to grow their grasses taller. In a mechanization of their internal desire to stay aflight, students may assist in hovering the chopper during the last ten minutes of flight. Call to schedule your boarding time.
Must be at least 16 years old. Must not exceed 240 pounds for helicopter flights. For those wishing to give this deal as a gift, Texas Flight Academy will exchange your Groupon for a gift certificate.