Valters Aviation

Lake Elmo

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After on-the-ground instruction, visitors fly in a four-seater Cessna 172 or Piper Warrior aircraft under instructor supervision

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Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. 250lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$59 for Introductory Flight Lesson ($118 Value)

One of four dedicated flight instructors spends 30 minutes going over in-the-air protocol, basic controls, and mechanics with new students. After the brief ground lesson, the student chooses to fly in either a Cessna 172 with wings on top or a Piper Warrior with bottom wings. They then hop into their chosen craft with the instructor, who guides them through take off, a 30-minute flight, and a safe landing.

Valters Aviation

Gatis and Peggy Valters spent their entire lives working with planes. When the opportunity came to transform their aircraft repair business into a fixed-base operation and flight school, they established Valters Aviation to share their passion of flying with others. The couple employs four flight instructors, who offer both ground-based and in-the-air instruction for aspiring pilots or curious co-pilots. Students are coached all the way through the acquisition of a private, commercial, or certified flight instructor license, honing their flying skills in Cessna and Piper aircrafts.

Gatis still performs full service aircraft maintenance, along with providing appropriate gear from the pilot shop. The mulit-faceted facility also helps clients choose safe flying routes in the weather planning room, and swaps tales of Pegasus sightings in the pilot lounge.

Customer Reviews

It was fantastic. Everyone was very kind and my husband had a wonderful experience.
Sharon P. · October 2, 2013
My husband had the greatest time. He talks fondly of it to everyone!!
SUSAN C. · October 1, 2013
Jack throughly enjoyed the time and was thrilled with the plane and instructor
Patricia · September 30, 2013
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    Lake Elmo

    3275 Manning Ave N - Gate A

    Lake Elmo, MN 55042

    +16517771399

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