$61 for a Discovery Flight and 30 Minutes of Ground Instruction from Washington International Flight Academy ($122.50 Value)

Washington International Flight Academy

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Bina. B. · 21 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· 3 days ago
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Prasana · 4 reviews
· 3 days ago
Excellent

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Cecilia L. · 2 reviews
· August 2, 2018
It was lots of fun the instructor was very nice. The only drawback was they were pretty booked on the weekends. They didn’t have anything available for over a month and a half. So we had to wait a bit, but it was worth it.

What You'll Get


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 $61, you get a discovery flight (a $100 value) plus 30 minutes of ground instruction (a $22.50 value) from Washington International Flight Academy in Gaithersburg (a combined value of $122.50). This Groupon is valid for new students only.

With a team of expert plane people and a fleet of immaculately maintained aircrafts, Washington International Flight Academy is an ideal place to learn how to fly. To blast off the discovery flight, first-time sky explorers are introduced to the smoothly saddled Cessna 172. Once seated, students take the reins, as the plane taxis away from the hangar, paws the dusty runway, and charges up to 2,500 feet.

Throughout the lofty adventure, the academy’s friendly veteran pilots, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, do everything in their wingspan to create a safe and enjoyable hands-on experience. Functioning as co-main pilots, the instructors provide timely assistance when needed, pass the yoke when appropriate, and keep one eye on the on-board GPS, enabling modern navigation through the outdated skies.

The discovery flight gives potential pilots the chance to experience the feeling of flight, whereas the ground instruction focuses more on the mental aspects of piloting, such as maneuvering, navigating, and making good decisions. Although ground training is bottled up into one high-flying half hour, the time spent with the instructor is still considered applicable toward an eventual private pilot's license.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New students only. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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