With pterodactyl hang-gliding fading in popularity over the last 65 million years, humans have had to turn to other forms of flight to satisfy aerial urges. Take to the skies with today's Groupon to Gauntlet Warbirds in Sugar Grove. Choose between the following options:
- For $234, you get a 40-Minute Extra 300L airplane ride (a $390 value).
- For $294, you get a 40-Minute T-6 airplane ride (a $490 value).
Passengers of Gauntlet Warbirds stroll the sidewalks of the stratosphere in their choice of aircraft, skimming the clouds high above the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago. Pull off barrel rolls at a rate of 360 degrees per second in the Extra 300L, a certified aerobatic plane, or strap into the cockpit of the World War II training craft T-6 and perform military-style maneuvers. Before you venture off into the wild blue yonder, one of Gauntlet Warbirds' experienced instructor pilots sits down with you to discuss and design an ideal 40-minute flight, complete with however many wingovers, tailslides, torque rolls, snap rolls, and maki rolls you prefer. After strapping on flight gear and taking to the sky, amateur aerialists can either let the instructor pilot the plane or grab the controls themselves, steering the bird under the instructor's tutelage. Once the plane has returned to terra firma, customers can snap photos with the aircraft while wearing their flight gear. Riders can also purchase a video of their ride ($60, not included in this Groupon) as proof of their victory over a bald eagle in a midair wing-wrestling match