The pilot and passengers soar noiselessly over the Tennessee countryside—casting their shadow on hills, ridges, and along the banks of the Hiwassee River. At heights of several thousand feet, the CFIG-certified pilot-instructors at Chilhowee Gliderport let passengers experience a motor-less, silent journey via natural thermals, ridge-lift currents, and winds from political speeches that occur year-round. FAA-certified pilots at the helm of Pawnee tow planes pull gliders to the desired height, where pilots introduce passengers to bird's-eye views. The gliderport also holds seasonal events such as fall-color flights and summer flight camps.
The FAA-certified pilots at Prestige Helicopters, Inc. fly their passengers over downtown Atlanta, the King and Queen towers, and Turner Field. They helm a fleet of three Robinson R44 helicopters, as well as R22 whirlybirds, each spacious enough for up to three guests. Along the way, skybound guests peep at the area's arterial highways, majestic mountains, and winding Chattahoochee River, intermittently soaring high enough to fly over skyscrapers while avoiding most feral clouds.
Pilots also instill basics of takeoff, steering, and landing during flight-training programs that start students off on the cloud-kicking path to obtaining private, commercial, and flight-instructor licenses. When not leading tours and training programs, the skywaymen shuttle passengers between airports and hotels and take aerial photographers up for photo shoots.
The chauffeurs at Elite Limos zoom promptly to homesteads, airports, or other pickup points in an immaculate fleet of stretch limos and luxury sedans that garnered enough votes to be named one of CityVoter's Best Limousine services in 2010. Professionally dressed drivers shuttle wedding parties or coworkers between destinations at any hour in roadsters such as a white stretch Lincoln Navigator decked out with a bar, two flat-screen TVs, and a CD and DVD player. They also man the wheel for tours of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge or for special occasions, including carefully ferrying mom and her newborn home from the hospital after an exhausting few days of trying to learn each other's names. The team's concierge service accommodates all requests, from a light snack to armed security, for an added touch of opulence.
After successfully brightening smiles overseas, Magic Smile came stateside to perform teeth-whitening treatments with its patented multistrength formula?available in eight strengths to match varying levels of sensitivity. Technicians prop jaws open with a comfortable mouth opener before painting the formula directly onto teeth, negating the need for messy trays. A special laser LED light then beams down on teeth to activate the stain-removing process. After treatments, teeth appear up to six shades lighter and can retain their new hues for up to two years. Unlike reading sonnets to one's molars, the treatments do not significantly increase dental sensitivity.
Though Exclusive Glass Tinting enjoys privileged relationships with several high-end car dealerships, its staff makes sure to extend their "exclusive" deals on home and auto tinting to the public. The team, led by Big Wes, helps prevent interiors from fading, safeguards against UV rays, and enhances privacy without converting windshields into a single peephole.
Aside from taking place inside a 30-foot mobile video-game theater dressed with leather walls, hardwood floors, and a carpet runner, no Gamer vs. Gamer party is alike. That's because each soiree includes a choice of personalized touches??from face-painting sessions and glow-in-the-dark T-shirts to cakes shaped like game controllers??for each birthday child. These add-ons flavor events that unfold inside the self-powered, climate-controlled suite, which is also armed with wi-fi and streaming music capabilities. Under the watch of an adult game concierge, up to 12 partygoers lounging in leather game chairs select from a digital video game catalog ranging from Sonic & All-Stars Racing to NBA 2K14 to play on a 55-inch HDTV. If parents approve, Gamer vs. Gamer also supplies more mature options such as Halo 4. Also available for weddings and graduations, the suite can even be converted into a 3D movie theater for screenings of select flicks such as The Lion King. But all of these attractions are supplementary to the main event, the party itself, which Gamer vs. Gamer is dedicated to making wild and spectacular for every guest.