The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by ultralight hang-gliding, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Ruffle your locks with this Groupon.
$99 for a Gift of Flight Certificate for Ultralight Flight ($225 Value)
The gift of flight certificate—which is covered with glossy, full-color images—may be redeemed for a Co-Pilot instructional flight in an Ultralight, a hang-glider wing powered by a three-wheeled motorized undercarriage. Each flight begins with a 30-minute ground-training lesson, during which burgeoning cloud wranglers learn the vessel’s controls and safety information. A 10–15-minute flight follows, as certified instructors navigate the kite to 1,000 feet in the air and then relinquish the controls so beginner pilots, if comfortable, can put their training into practice. Flights are weather permitting.
Adventure At Altitude
Open seven days a week all year, Adventure At Altitude's instructors teach groundlings to soar with the aid of hang-gliders, ultralights, and flying boats. During adrenaline-pumping experiences, guests can share a tandem vessel or pilot their own hang-glider while soaring up to 5,300 feet in the air. Ultralight SkyRides place passengers at the helm of a hang-glider wing powered by a motorized undercarriage. Passengers are welcome to try out aerobatic tricks such as dives, spins, and wingovers, or teach their partners the proper arm signals for left-hand turns in the air.