Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a one-hour in-air flight lesson (a $135 value) from Ward Aviation Services in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
FAA-certified pilot and flight instructor Thomas Kelly of Ward Aviation Services trains aspiring aviators for recreational, private, or commercial flight at a full-service fixed-base-operator airport. In the one-hour introductory lesson, pupils practice taxiing, taking off, using in-air flight controls, and gesturing angrily at birds. Little League Lindberghs circumnavigate the celestial sphere in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, a four-seat, single-engine ticket to the troposphere. As a finale, Kelly steers a smooth landing back onto the tarmac and records the session in a complimentary student pilot's log, appropriate for sky scouts working toward a 40-hour pilot certificate. Unwind before or after the lesson in the 24-hour pilots' lounge, complete with overstuffed leather seating, a 42-inch HDTV with cable, free WiFi, and privacy glass for practicing an implacable intercom voice.
1400 Indianhead Dr.
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751Get Directions