From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $139, you get an introductory flight lesson at Wings Aloft, located on Perimeter Road South at King County International Airport's Boeing Field (a $252 value). In business for 34 years, Wings Aloft harbors a squad of friendly, experienced instructors that hold years of aeronautic experience and are fully equipped to pass on their stratospheric savvy to aspirant aviators in the introductory flight lesson. After a pre-flight briefing, you and a professional teacher will take to the skies for a series of flight techniques, including take-off, in-flight maneuvers, radio communications, microwaving at high altitudes, and landing, as well as proper runway, taxi, and post-flight procedures. After your jaunt, you’ll officially record your first pilot hours in a logbook, cementing your place in the sky kingdom and your pledge to keep the pilots’ secret, firm handshake under wraps. Call to schedule your class.
Participants must be at least 14 years old. Flights have a 395 lb. weight limit.
Judy's Book Reviewers give Wings Aloft an average of 3.5 stars:
- Wings Aloft is a good place to learn, and rent whether you are flying as a hobby or for your job. – Aaron B., Judy's Book
- My husband and I did a introductory flight lesson with Wings Aloft on Thursday. It was a really, really, fun experience. Our instructor was great - unbelievably calm and cool. – Deena A., Judy's Book
Wings Flying Club
Wings Flying Club's experienced flight instructors share their love of cloud wrangling during hands-on lessons that help pupils log hours of in-flight and ground instruction. The instructors are matched with students based on personality fits, and their instructional flight programs mix and match ground and in-flight lessons to teach students that staying airborne requires more than a pair of pigeon wings. The membership program also grants access to Wings Flying Club's Cessnas, and rental of their planes allows pilots to fly from city to city with proper clearance and large jet-stream hearts.