Dinner and Flight Experience, First-Time Flight Experience, or Skydive at Ventura Aviation (Up to 41% Off)

Republic Airport

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$299 41% $124
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In a Nutshell

Numerous airborne adventures await first-timers, including a 60-minute trip for one, flight and dinner for two, and skydiving for up to four

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. New clients only. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. 48-hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Combined weight between participant and passenger not to exceed 400 lbs. For dinner experience: valid only Tuesday-Thursday only. For NYC skydiving experience: customers must be 18 or older with photo ID; 225lb max weight; no alcohol or drug use on day of jump; valid only on weekdays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Break free from earthly bonds with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $175 for a First Flight Experience (a $299 value)<p>
  • 60-minute crew-assisted first-time flight with 15 minutes of ground instruction
  • Pilots to take flight with a passenger
  • Gift package including a logbook and certificate, invitation to a private pilot ground school, discounted museum tickets, a pilot-training DVD, and six-month subscription to Flight Training Magazine.<p>

  • $575 for a Flight and Dinner Experience for two (a $750 value)<p>

  • All of the above package
  • Dinner for two at 121 Restaurant in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Each customer can take the rudder for one leg of the flight, or opt to let one of the two fly both there and back.<p>

  • $2,999 for a New York City helicopter tour and skydiving for two (a $4,000 value)
  • $5,500 for a New York City helicopter tour and skydiving for four (an $8,000 value)<p>

  • Helicopter tour from Manhattan to Republic Airport
  • Teams board Piper Warrior aircraft and set out to Calverton, where customers perform 80% of flight
  • Tandem skydive 13,500 feet above sea level
  • Teams participate in special challenges to accumulate points. Winning team is announced after final landing<p>

Ventura Aviation

Mike Tarascio's life changed forever in 1981 when a business partner offered him a ride to a conference in New Jersey—not in a town car or on a tandem bicycle, but in a small private airplane. The very next year, Mike bought an airplane of his own and founded the business that would eventually become Ventura Aviation. Today, he, his wife, and their sons operate their business out of Republic Airport, where they use their fleet of Learjets, and Piper Warriors to train a new generation of skyborne adventurers. Their goal is to introduce clients to the limitless lifestyle and freedom that comes with personal aviation, and inspire others to make the life-changing decision to learn to fly.

Customer Reviews

Great experience 😊
Yana L. · May 13, 2017
I took my boyfriend here for his first flight experience and we both had the time of our lives. We did the 2 hour lesson that flies over the Hudson and Central Park. The views were magnificent and he actually got to fly for a good amount of time. Our instructor, Max, was so confident and comfortable in the plane that we immediately felt in great hands. You could tell he really loved providing a great experience for us, which made the flight all the more fun. He is a skilled pilot and instructor, an excellent tour guide, and a super nice guy all around. I cannot recommend Ventura enough, every step of the process went smoothly, everyone we interacted with was incredibly nice and accommodating, and a flight lesson with views of NYC... that experience just cannot be beat!
Marisol P. · May 1, 2017
Ilya was absolutely amazing and we very much enjoyed the 4 hour trip! Never thought we could get such great views of Manhattan! Would def go again!
Nousin H. · March 23, 2017

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