The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
$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.
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.