$99 for a 35-Minute Helicopter Tour of Chicago from Sun Aero Helicopters Inc. ($166 Value)

Plain, Lansing

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To fly a helicopter, one needs strong spatial-reasoning skills, thorough training, and an electric fan duct-taped to a Mini Cooper. Take to the skies with this Groupon.

$99 for a 35-Minute Chicago-Skyline Tour ($166 Value)

Each Chicago-skyline tour begins at Lansing Municipal Airport, where sightseers board three-passenger Robinson R44 helicopters piloted by experienced gravity snubbers. During evening tours, landmarks such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and Soldier Field pose before a background of oranges and pinks that slowly tucks into a blanket of night dotted with glowing city lights and blobs of fashion-forward puffy paint. Tours run 9 a.m.–9 p.m. seven days a week.

Sun Aero Helicopters Inc.

The pilots at Sun Aero Helicopters Inc. have been training pupils in the autogiro arts and transporting clients through the skies since 1991. Inside their base at Lansing Municipal Airport, aviators maintain a 12,000-square-foot hangar area and 3,000 square feet of training offices and high-speed computerized flight-planning facilities. Expert pilots impart their knowledge to up-and-coming FBI agents, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and leisure pilots during one-on-one training sessions in Robinson and Bell copters. Pilots also give landlubbers a skyscraper's view of Chicago's landmarks, such as US Cellular Field, the John Hancock building, and the Sears/Willis Tower. When they aren't transporting rally drivers, golfers, and famous wiffle ball players with private charter services, Sun Aero serves national media companies with aerial photography and land surveys.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great place great pilot friendly people and very knowledgeable I got every question answered without hesitation I loved it definitely will be going back ”

  • “The staff was great and the experience was awesome!”

  • “Great staff, Great Ride. ”


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    Plain

    Glenwood-Lansing Rd. and S Burnham Ave.

    Lansing, Illinois 60438

    708-895-8958

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In a Nutshell

Helicopter pilots fly passengers along the Chicago skyline and past landmarks such as Millennium Park, US Cellular Field, and Navy Pier

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 17th, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. 300lb indvidual weight max. Must be 3 or older. Subject to weather. Valid for 1 passenger; additional passengers may be added for extra fee or with additional Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Plain

    Glenwood-Lansing Rd. and S Burnham Ave.

    Lansing, Illinois 60438

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