Ever since I worked with Flugwerkzeuge (don’t even try to pronounce it…) in Vienna, Austria, I’ve been fascinated with aviation. I met lots of pilots, dispatchers and execs from the major international airlines and learned all about what’s involved in creating a flight plan for a ETOPS and EROPS aircraft. I’ve been in the cockpit of a British Airways 747 as we crossed Russian airspace, and got to ride shotgun in a Qantas jet landing in Melbourne Airport (both experiences were sooo cool). But I’ve never taken the wheel, so to speak. So, when I saw Groupon’s Side Deal of the Day today, a 30 minute lesson with FlyBayArea.com, I jumped at it. I can’t wait to take my lesson!