As a boy, Aerowood Aviation president Roger Wood idolized planes, trading labor for rides at his local airport. After his first ultralight flight in a muddy cow pasture at age 13, he was hooked. He eventually sought out his pilot license and bought his own Cessna. Roger now shares his passion and 3,800+ hours of flight experience with aspiring pilots looking to achieve their own childhood dreams. Students work toward a sport or private flight certification by burrowing their way through a syllabus in aerodynamics and a structured training program. A staff of seasoned pilots lead each ascent above the horizon line, while certified pilots can rent aircraft at an hourly rate.
Clothed in black suits and ties, Upscale Transit's chauffeurs transport clients to and from the airport, meetings, or appointments around town. With a penchant for punctuality, the drivers strive to arrive 10 minutes early for all appointments, rolling up in Lincoln Town Cars and SUV limousines.
Charlotte Party Charters ferries the fete-focused around Charlotte-area bars, clubs, events, and more in comfort and style. Groupon buyers get two hours aboard a London double-decker bus—affectionately named Clifford—with a 75-person seating capacity, standing room for 15 on the lower-level dance floor, and hanging space for up to 30 opossum gate crashers.
From behind the wheels of luxury automobiles by Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Jaguar, the Royal Limousine chauffeurs help guests to smoothly roll by miles of North and South Carolinian scenery. The company leads a variety of adventures, each designed to make it easy for customers to explore their neighboring states’ abundance of outdoor and cultural attractions. Destinations include horse ranches, football games, comedy clubs, ocean cruises, and hot air balloon launch sites, where guests arrive on time without having to consult maps or ask roadside armadillos for directions.
For more than 25 years, Park ‘N Go has safeguarded airport-bound travelers’ four-wheeled companions in a secure lot. After cars find their secure spot, staffers ferry customers to and from the airport terminal in a complimentary shuttle. If vehicles malfunction while clients are away, they even go through the trouble of inflating low tires, recharging engines with free battery jumps, or feeding the hamsters that make the wheels spin. They allow patrons to reserve their spaces online, as well as earn free parking via a Frequent Parker Program.