The sky above the Coachella Valley is often sunny and clear. The cloudless conditions make it easy to pick out a small aircraft as it materializes out of a mountain range on the horizon, then corkscrews and performs a grand loop-the-loop before heading home to the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. The shiny blue Citabria plane is the resident aerobatic aircraft at JacksonAir Flight Training. The company's owner, Scott Mourhess, who dreamed of G-forces and airborne antics as a little boy, now oversees a fleet of no fewer than six aircraft used to train commercial and private pilots.
Scott and his fellow FAA-certified flying instructors occupy prime aviation real estate. The skies above their Thermal airport often draw pilots from other flight schools in the Palm Springs region, who flock to the area for the ideal practice conditions and absence of lines at sky tollbooths. The veteran instructors also take novice pilots on 20- to 30-minute flights that introduce them to the excitement being in a cockpit and the thrill of flying.
WallyPark removes one of the hassles of flying with secured self-serve and valet parking facilities in close proximity to major airports across the U.S. Though amenities vary by location, most include express check-in and checkout service, with WallyClub members also earning points toward free parking. WallyPark facilities ease the stress of airport commutes with complimentary newspapers, coffee, and a shuttle service that departs every 5?10 minutes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Complimentary luggage assistance at some locations helps customers haul prized dirt collections to and from vehicles.
In his more than 30 years as a chiropractor, Dr. Jeffrey Gamble has learned that the more time he spends with a patient, the easier it is to personalize their treatment plan. That?s why he carves out extra time for first-time patients who visit Knight Gamble Chiropractic, giving him ample time to learn about their health history, perform an examination, and grade them on how well they remembered their own health history on the exam. He specializes in treating patients who suffer from headaches, nerve pain, whiplash injuries, sports-related injuries, and TMJ.
"Honor the Dead ? and Celebrate the Living." That's the motto of Dia De Los Muertos USA, a sprawling arts and music festival marking the Mexican holiday. The Coachella desert hosts massive altars where attendees can place the photos of deceased loved ones, as music from live bands fills the air. Arts vendors, costume contests, and traditional Mexican cuisine add to the upbeat atmosphere.
In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.
With 15 years of experience, Prior's Chevron Auto Care's experts offer comprehensive auto-repair and car-care services in a clean and friendly facility. Using high-tech diagnostic equipment and an expertise of domestic and import vehicles, the practiced car tuners ensure gas-guzzlers are serviced properly. Treatments span the spectrum of jalopy-bettering services, ranging from engine and electrical-system work to providing towing services should cars break down or refuse to run until their owners upgrade their eight-track players.