Washington International Flight Academy


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In a Nutshell

  • Romantic sunset flight
  • Soar as high as 3,000 feet
  • Experienced flight instructors
  • Wine & chocolate are served

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After breaking through the thermosphere, Neil Armstrong famously proclaimed, "That's one pretty big step for a man, considering I just learned how to fly yesterday." Climb to new altitudinal/attitudinal heights with today's Groupon: for $200, you get a romantic flight for two from Washington International Flight Academy in Gaithersburg (a $420 value).

Washington International Flight Academy features a team of expert plane people and a fleet of immaculately maintained aircrafts waiting to take passengers on a romantic jaunt through the clouds. Soaring far above the sun as it sinks into its evening cave, you and your loved one will see the lights of DC and Baltimore in a way normally known only to birds and cloud communities. Achieve heights up to 3,000 feet during the 30- to 40-minute flight, where you will see the homes and scenery of Northern Maryland and be strongly encouraged to identify your own home, lest it feel neglected and left out of the fun. The Academy’s friendly veteran cloud captains, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, do everything in their wingspan to create a safe and enjoyable experience. Each amorous adventure also includes wine and chocolate service.

Washington International Flight Academy

For more than 20 years, the FAA-certified flight instructors at Washington International Flight Academy have safely guided pupils skyward and imbued them with the skills necessary for numerous licenses and certifications. Under an instructor's watchful eye, guests control a Cessna 172 on a 30-minute airborne trek during discovery flights, which can later be applied toward courses for a private or commercial pilot’s license with optional multiengine rating. A commercial pilot’s license qualifies more seasoned flyers for instructor certification, where they learn how to teach essentials, including how to tell the difference between a landing airplane and a diving roc.

Along with in-depth courses, Washington International Flight Academy accommodates patrons with rentals of its massive fleet, charts and piloting supplies from its fully stocked shop, and lodging for out-of-state students.

Customer Reviews

Such a great experience. The instructor must have nerves of steel to go up with a novice, but she was def. reassuring. Learned a lot about prepping the plane for take off and the mechanics of take off/ landing.
Andres C. · January 3, 2017
Travis was our instructor! Super nice guy! I gave this as a gift to my boyfriend and he loved it! Travis let him do a lot of the work, which was awesome!
MACY R. · December 13, 2016
It was a very cool way to spend a Saturday morning! The instructor did a great job of including me as a ride along passenger, and was very informative!
Carolyn F. · December 12, 2016
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    7940 Airpark Rd.

    Hangar M

    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879

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