When the Wright brothers invented the first flying bicycle in 1997, they did it from the astral plane. Learn to fly in an actual, aerial plane with today's deal: for $99, you get an introductory flight lesson from U-Vary Aire at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. You must be less than 290 pounds and at least 16 years old to use this Groupon.
U-Vary Aire's instruction takes place in an FAA-certified Cessna 150H, a two-seater with just enough room for one instructor, one student, and one great big squealing spirit of adventure (click here and search for the Cessna 150H aircraft owned by U-Vary Aire owner and instructor Frank Ujvari to view the certification). At the start of the instructional session, students will learn from the ground about pre-flight plane-inspection techniques and read over an earth-bound syllabus of the training program. After becoming fully acquainted with safety and procedure, the flying commences. The 20- to 30-minute flight includes guidance from an experienced instructor on flying straight, leveling, banking, turning, and landing. Students will also be educated on the control panel and tower communication. The total program usually lasts around one hour.
Soaring through the skies with the freedom of a hawk seems a wild idea borne from fever dreams and pipe-to-head smacks, and the actual process of pilot training can feel intimidating. Safely tucked into the cockpit, today's Groupon helps you turn an overwhelming idea into an actual life experience. This lesson counts as credit hours toward obtaining a private pilot license and may be just the ticket to a new hobby or career path. Call ahead to schedule your liftoff into the ether.