Every time a bell rings, an airplane pilot laughs at the implausibility of the television show Wings. Experience the friendly skies from the air instead of your TV set with today's Groupon: for $89, you get an introductory flight lesson in a Cessna/Piper Warrior aircraft at Twin Cities Aviation (a $180 value, tax included), located at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) in Blaine. Participants will spend one-on-one time with an experienced flight instructor who will walk them through a pre-flight inspection of an airplane, teach them the different parts of the plane, explain the various dials and displays on the instrument panel, and show perspective pilots how to remodulate the main deflector dish. Next, after a quick schooling on the basics of aerodynamics, participants move to the pilot's seat and actually fly the plane themselves with the instructor riding shotgun. For the enthusiast turned future pilot, the lesson is logged and counted toward pilot rating. All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions; this Groupon is only valid at the Blaine location.
Twin Cities Aviation
For years, Bill Ahmann mastered the complex inner workings of piston and turbine aircraft as an aviation mechanic. In 1997, he finally achieved his dream by founding his own aviation company out of Anoka County-Blaine Airport. Initially a small venture with a staff that totaled three, Bill's penchant for providing aviation-related services with a personal touch led to rapid growth and a second Twin Cities Aviation location in Saint Paul. In 2008, Bill's veteran squad of flight instructors helped the company achieve Part 141 certification, distinguishing it as a reputable flight school. Today, TCA's staff numbers more than 20 industry professionals drawn from military, commercial-airline, and other aviation backgrounds. Flying a tiptop fleet, the team boasts varied expertise in charter flights, FAA-certified flight instruction, and aircraft sales. The staff's experienced mechanics also service pilots and plane owners with repairs that range from routine safety inspections to refueling propeller hats.
8891 Airport Rd.
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