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$139 for a 45-Minute Helicopter or Airplane Piloting Experience from United Aviation Academy ($250 Value)

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Students take control of Cessna airplane or Schweizer helicopter while FAA-certified instructor looks on safely

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to weather and availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. 225lb weight max for helicopter. Valid only for Cessna airplane and Schweitzer 300 CBI helicopter. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$139 for a 45-Minute Introductory Flight ($250 Value)

Students take introductory flight instruction aboard a Cessna 172RG airplane or a Schweizer 300CBi helicopter depending on the option purchased. After 15 minutes of ground and preflight training, the FAA-certified instructor will explain procedures while steering the plane down the runway or preparing the chopper for liftoff. Once aloft and at a safe altitude, students take sole control of the aircraft for the full 30 minutes while the instructor keeps watch for safety.

United Aviation Academy

The licensed, FAA-certified instructors at United Aviation Academy employ a fleet of helicopters and airplanes that serve as airborne classrooms for students enrolled in instructional programs that range from introductory flights to full commercial-pilot certifications. Since the academy does not reside at a busy airport, students never have to wait for runway clearance before taking off and enjoying the magnificent views of the Hudson Valley from on high. On the ground, the academy grants its pilot's license candidates access to instruction, conference rooms, and offices for quiet study and uninterrupted experiments with paper airplane folding. The outfit's Redbird FMX flight simulator also allows for highly realistic earthbound practice within a fully enclosed cockpit, complete with more than 200 degrees of wraparound visuals and a wealth of training scenarios.


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  • “United Aviation was excellent. The airport didn't have a lot of traffic, so I was able to spend all of my time training rather than waiting for clear airspace. My...”

    “United Aviation was excellent. The airport didn't have a lot of traffic, so I was able to spend all of my time training rather than waiting for clear airspace. My instructor was great too. As a former Chinook pilot and instructor at West Point, he knew what he was talking about, and I felt comfortable pushing my limits. By the end of my hour, I was hovering and moving the helicopter around field. Small movements only, but it felt great. ”

  • “nice program, actual flying time was a little less than expected. Staff were very pleasant and accomadating”

  • “The instructor Dave was incredibly helpful and informative. He taught us a lot of interesting facts about flying in a very short period of time and made it easy for...”

    “The instructor Dave was incredibly helpful and informative. He taught us a lot of interesting facts about flying in a very short period of time and made it easy for us to understand. Very cool getting to steer the plane; really enjoyed this experience!”

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    263 New Hackensack Rd.

    Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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