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Where to fly

Concord Aviation Services
Concord Municipal Airport
Where: 71 Airport Road, Concord
Visit: confbo.com
 
East Coast Aero Club
Where: 117 Perimeter Road, Boire Field, Nashua
Cost: $184/hour
Visit: eastcoastaeroclub.com
 
Harvest Aviation
Where: 129E Perimeter Road, Boire Field, Nashua
Cost: $89.95 for 30-minute introductory flight.
Visit: Harvestaviation.com
 
Hampton Airfield
Where: 9A Lafayette Road, North Hampton
Cost: $45/hour for instruction, $105-$130/hour for plane
Visit: hamptonairfield.com




Couples flying
Try sharing flight lessons

09/24/15
By Ryan Lessard news@hippopress.com



Taking flying lessons in a small aircraft may not be the least expensive way to have fun, but it is possible to make it a date without breaking the bank.

David Rolla is a manager at Concord Aviation Services, which offers flight lessons. He says people who actually want to earn their private pilot's license from starting out with zero experience should budget about $8,000 to $10,000 to rack up the flight time and knowledge to pass the FAA exam. But a single lesson is far more affordable if all you're looking for is a fun time. Concord Aviation Services offers a discovery flight, which spends about half an hour on the land and half an hour in the air, for only about $110.
“It gives people an overview of what the program's like, what the airplanes are, gets them a little time in the air. We can generally fly around the Concord area in half an hour, maybe go by the race track or fly over their house, depending on where they live,” Rolla said.
If you've done that, or have some experience with planes already, and you want to spend a little more time in the air, there are options for that as well. Rolla says the flight instructor costs $50 an hour, and the cost of the plane is $108 an hour. You and your partner can split the hour or two you wish to pay for, and it doesn't cost extra to ride along.
“We don't charge for the extra person. The cost of the airplane is the cost of the airplane,” Rolla said.
Flying can be an exhilarating date option, but there are some logistics that should be considered. For one thing, only one person will be able to sit up front with the instructor at a time. Your partner can sit in a small chair in the back to enjoy the experience of riding in a small plane, which is very different from that of traveling by airliner.
“A lot of times, people have never been in a small aircraft before,” Rolla said.
He did caution that the seat in the back may not be the most comfortable for a 6-foot-tall adult. Also, bringing a date along for flight lessons isn't very common, so you may raise a few eyebrows at the airfield,
“But if you wanted to, sure, why not?” Rolla said.
After all, the adventurous daters chart their own course. 





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