Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
The Movie & Pizza Company lets you dine in with friends or take your meal and a movie (the flick is not included in your Groupon) home for you, your family, and the feral squirrel you've befriended. Top your pies with anything from Cajun chicken to pesto to veggie heaven (roasted red peppers, feta, parmesan, artichoke, spinach, and garlic), or opt for the traditional mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, or sausage (12-inch pies range from $11 to $15, and 16-inch pies run $13 to $20). If the regular selection doesn't perk your palate, start with a blank slate and add your own toppings ($1 each for a 12-inch pie, $1.50 each for a 16-inch). The Company's menu also features an array of specialty salads ($6.50), sandwiches ($7), and pastas ($9–$10).
The Delta Sky Club gives travelers a welcome respite from the hectic rush of the airport, offering members amenity-packed private lounges for pre-flight business and relaxation. With a one-visit pass, businesspersons looking to take their travel day off and honeymooners who refuse to leave laptops at home can take advantage of Delta Sky Club's array of perks, which make airport stints both more productive and more relaxing than bubble-bathing in a tub of motherboards. Enjoy complimentary alcoholic beverages and snacks from the fully stocked bar while watching travel shows on the satellite TV, or check your email with Delta Sky Club's complimentary WiFi and fax your lunch order to your assistant. Regardless of your travel situation, you'll enjoy the exclusivity of a lounge that only other club members and guests can access.
Graceland Mansion, the 14-acre estate of Elvis Presley and a National Historic Landmark, mesmerizes tour-goers with the king’s untouched digs, glitzy duds, six museums, and exhibits. The three-hour Graceland Platinum Tour features Elvis's famed Jungle Room with indoor waterfall, music room, and more. The rest of the tour is self-guided and includes stops at Elvis’s two custom jets and the automobile museum housing more than 33 sets of wheels, including the legendary pink Cadillac, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, and the movie-starring red MG from Blue Hawaii.
Explore the Elvis Presley: Fashion King exhibit showcasing the king’s handmade shirts, glittery getup, and collection of early 1950's MP3 players, and three special exhibits— Elvis Lives: The King and Pop Culture, ’68 Special, and Elvis in the News —which document decades of Elvis’s history and rise to stardom with interactive elements.
There are no roads in the sky—just clouds and the floating mansions of America's billionaires. Similarly, Downtown Aviation's flying lessons don't follow one set pathway to pilot certification. Using FAA-approved materials, the school's certified flight instructors can teach a fast-paced course or follow a more casual lesson plan. But the endpoint remains the same: a student, private, or sport certificate.
One of the most exciting moments during training occurs approximately 20–25 hours into instruction, when students take the controls for their first solo flight. As they soar over Memphis or Olive Branch, taking in bird's eye views through the cockpit windshield, some may feel inspired to pursue flying as a career. Luckily, they won't have to look for a new school. Downtown Aviation's faculty trains pilots for their commercial certificates and airline transport pilot licenses. The staff can also maintain pilots' aircrafts at their Cessna-certified service center.