$73 for a Flight Lesson Including 30 Minutes of Flight Time at University Air Center ($149 Value)

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In a Nutshell

After a half-hour of ground orientation, students climb into a Cessna 172 for a 30-minute flight

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Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. 450lb weight max. Extra fee for additional riders; limit 2 additional riders. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $73 for an introductory flight lesson ($149 value)

Before taking to the skies with an experienced University Air Center pilot, students report for a half-hour ground orientation to learn flight basics and such important terms as pitch, yaw, and plane. Pupil and pilot then climb aboard the school's Cessna 172 for a 30-minute introductory flight in which the student takes the controls and guides the aircraft through the atmosphere. Post-flight, fliers receive a flight-verification certificate.

University Air Center

University Air Center dispatches its gravity-defying fleet on charter, rental, and training flights from its airborne offices located at Gainesville Regional Airport. A shiny, new Eclipse EA-500 cools its jets in the hangar bay, waiting to take its business-class passengers to their destinations at more than 400 mph, speeds once only achieved by cheetahs fired out of cannons. Trainees climb into the center's Redbird FMX simulator for ground-based training, or ride in a Cessna 172 for an actual flying experience. The aviators also tackle plane maintenance and avionics repairs as customers watch the twin big screens in the lounge or look up pilots' preferred knock-knock jokes on the complimentary computers.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience. Andrew is the man!
Bilal A. · April 17, 2014
I had a fantastic time! Everyone was very friendly and my instructor was very professional and patient with all my questions. I would highly recommend.
Bill B. · April 1, 2014
Very good experience, very educational, but may need to reschedule because you need a sunny day without too much wind to fly.
Ronald L. · March 10, 2014

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