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.
$75 for an Introductory Flight Package ($150 Value)
After a short ground briefing, students hop into the copilot seat of the X-Air Light Sport plane. Following a photo op beside the controls, students bid farewell to solid ground and soar above surrounding forests and lakes at 90 mph with instructor guidance. Upon landing, instructors present students with their photo and a $100 gift certificate toward a flight-school starter package.
Vllage Flyers’s fleet of aviators soars across cloud banks in an X-Air Light Sport plane at 90 mph, whipping past lakes and forests thousands of feet below. A nonprofit flying club, Village Flyers aims to make the thrill of flight more accessible to the Orlando community, both by granting its members access to the 3-year-old X-Air and by welcoming beginner flyers into their ranks. Boasting at least 35 years’ teaching experience each, the club’s FAA--certified instructors also prepare pilots for their sport-pilot license, a program that includes air time and ground school. Each instructor takes a casual approach to defying gravity, inviting students to learn at their own pace by deciding how often they fly and whether they want to learn to skywrite in calligraphy or shorthand.