$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

61 Ratings

This was an amazing ride. Nick was my trainer and he is a great instructor. He give you the same experience as if you were a new student in flight school.
Billy R. · 6 days ago
This was the best gift and wonderful experience for our son. We will do this again!
Melinda R. · November 3, 2016
My son had the best birthday gift ever! Nick was his pilot, and my son got to be the co-pilot! It was only his second time flying, so this was a big thrill! Nick is very friendly, helpful and a great guy-- it was a privilege for our son to fly with him and nice to have a flight instructor we felt very comfortable letting both of our sons fly with while we were on the ground. Thanks Nick!!!!
Kathryn M. · November 1, 2016
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