$89 for a 30-Minute High-Performance Glider Flight from Sundance Aviation ($151 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Gliders soar over the desert as they ride thermal columns of air; pilots turn over controls for a few minutes to intrepid passengers

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 27th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 passenger per flight. Subject to weather. Extra $30 fee for upgrade to 45 minute flight. 250lb weight limit per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.

$89 for 30-Minute High-Performance Glider Flight ($151 Value)

A small plane lifts gliders into the air before releasing them to sail over the New Mexico desert. Then passengers ride the high-performance Grob 103 fiberglass glider through thermal-air columns, and pilots turn over cockpit controls to passengers for a few minutes. Customers are advised to call ahead one week in advance to schedule a flight.

Sundance Aviation

At Sundance Aviation, shimmering fiberglass gliders soar up to 18,000 feet above see level as they cruise over the New Mexico desert. Pilots navigate gliders such as the modern fiberglass Grob 103 high above the air, riding thermal in the summer and mountain wave lifts in the winter. Pilots offer easy-going, scenic tours as well as more acrobatic flights that take passengers on a series of multiple loops, wing-overs, chandelles, and deep stalls.

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