Instilling confidence and maturity behind the wheel, Young Flyers Driving Academy runs a series of courses at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground designed especially for young drivers before their on-road provisional training. The one- or three-hour experience takes teenagers for a spin around the essential road safety handbook, where road signs and traffic lights are broken down for easy comprehension. Pupils can take to the wheel of a dual-controlled car, with a practice session down the straight track covering moving off and stopping, as well as changing gears. Throughout the day, a photographer will capture snaps of the experience and guests can opt to take home a 7x5 photo of their day. Those who choose the three-hour option will receive lunch and can include tickets to the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome Museum for the adults to while away the time.
Choose from the following options:
£19 for a one-hour lesson (68% off)
£49.95 for a three-hour lesson with lunch and a photo (60% off)
£59.95 for a three-hour lesson with lunch and a photo plus four adult museum passes (68% off)
£99 for a tree-hour lesson for two with lunch and a photo each (68% off)
Groupon Asks Bob Dhindsa, owner of Young Flyers Driving Academy, about memorable experiences and counting on timing.
G: What do you enjoy most about being a driving instructor?
"The most enjoyable part of being a driving instructor is knowing that you have been privileged enough to have given somebody a life long skill that will open up a whole new world to them."
G: How would you describe your teaching style in a few words?
"In a few words... fun, relevant, memorable, reassuring."
G: What advice would you give to particularly nervous learner drivers?
"It's okay to be nervous, that will help to keep you focused. So don't see it as a hindrance, but more of a help. Everyone on the road understands learning to drive brings excitement and nerves all rolled into one, so focus on you and how awesome this life experience is going to be."
G: What skill is usually the most difficult for students to master, and how do you help them perfect it?
*Timing is usually the biggest culprit. I like to give them a nice and relaxed atmosphere in the car on the approach to junctions where timing really is a struggle, by gently counting from one. This gives them a nice rhythm to work to and creates less panic and more focus."
G: How many lessons does the average person need before passing their test?
"Statistically, 47 hours with an instructor plus 20 hours private tuition with a parent/sibling etc. That's a combined total of 67 hours."
G: What has been your proudest moment as an instructor?
"Passing my wife on her first attempt with only two minor driving faults. Simply because they say teaching family (especially a spouse) is never a good idea. We proved that to be untrue and had a blast teaching / learning. She is a confident and safe driver."
G: How many times did you have to take your test?
"I passed my test first time with only two minors. I only took four hours of lessons as I first started to drive at the age of 12 on private land with my older brothers and dad. Best thing I ever did. Hence the reason we offer lessons from 11 years."
“My daughter Hannah really enjoyed the session and we found everyone friendly and helpful”
“The change of venue could have spoilt the event but the great communications saved the day. Well done and we will recommend this event to others. Thanks”
“Well worth the money!”