Gene Dzilinski, an FAA-certified commercial pilot with 15 years of experience, stuns patrons on Gone With the Wind's soaring excursions. Intimate groups of four or fewer guests sip provided champagne as the sun rises over a sweeping vista, granting an aerial view more awe-inspiring than an eagle's kaleidoscope. Aviators float along air currents for an hour, toasting to stunning landscapes beneath their brightly colored craft. After landing, fliers feast upon a homemade breakfast that may include fruit, crackers, cheese, or sweet rolls.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
In more than 100 locations around the country, ThrillZown's staff facilitates adrenaline-filled excursions full of extreme water, air, and land adventures. Under the supervision of experts, brave souls defy gravity as they skydive, hang-glide, bungee jump, or play films of apples falling off trees in reverse. On land, crews harness the power of horses, stock cars, and snowmobiles; in the water, groups navigate whitewater rapids or explore aquatic depths as they scuba dive or surf.