From as far back as the story of Icarus making flimsy wings out of feathers and wax in an attempt to fly, man has been fascinated with aviation. It was only with the success of those clever Wright Brothers in their attempt to defy gravity, that man could truly mimic the soaring feathered-sultans of the sky. Today’s Groupon gives you the chance to experience the thrill of flight with an introductory flying lesson in the air at Light Sport Aviation for R400.
Light Sport Aviation based at Rhinopark will teach you to handle the cockpit of light aviation planes such as the Jabiru SP470, UL120 and J430. These kit planes are designed around the pilot and passengers so they are compact but spacious enough inside to provide you with a comfortable flying experience. The professional and A-grade qualified instructors boast more than 6000 hours in the air; this Groupon is surely not one to be missed. If you are a bit apprehensive, the friendly and experienced instructors at Light Sport Aviation will take you through the flight procedure, step by step and before you leave the ground you will be confident and ready to take on the skies - no melting wax of Icarus will deter you from your journey.
Anyone can brag about climbing a mountain or seeing wild animals on safari or finding a leprechaun in their closet but not many can say they flew a plane with their own two hands. The adrenaline rush alone should be more than enough to convince you that the flying lesson with Light Sport Aviation will seriously bump up your cred. Besides being able to handle and fly your own aircraft, the birds-eye-view of the landscape below will astound you and make you even more envious of that seagull the next time he steals your slap chips.
Whether you channel your inner fearless Amelia Earhart or aviation tycoon Howard Hughes your dreams of flight will be realised with the flying lesson at Light Sport Aviation and they may even allow you to wear a leather jacket and an aviator hat with goggles for dramatic effect.
Aviation fact: A man in Connecticut designed new aviation headgear using a packet of daisy seeds and leather. When he tested the headgear out the daisy seeds went in his eyes, luckily he managed to safely land his kit plane in some shrubbery in his neighbour’s garden.