From Sky River Helicopters’ locations at Sky Manor Airport and Cross Keys Airport, a fleet of Robinson helicopters thrums skyward while carrying flight-school pupils and sightseers. The team of flight-school instructors helps students to earn licenses as private or commercial pilots by showing them the ropes in the cockpits of R-22 or R-44 helicopters. During sightseeing tours, the Pocono Mountains, the New Jersey coastline, and the New York skyline sprawl out 1,500 feet below. Through the cockpit’s glassy bubble, the trees form impressionistic blurs, skyscrapers look like tiny spindles, and Godzilla’s underbite doesn’t seem that serious.
At Plow Farms, families stroll through a sea of 6-foot–8-foot douglas firs in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Board a sleigh-bell-bedecked hayride that bobs and weaves along paths like a scarecrow playing basketball before reaching a field of potential present shelters. Customers may use a proffered saw to separate tree from earth, or cry "timber" from a safe distance by giving the job to onsite workers. Upon returning to Plow Farms' hub, speedy slicers can refuel with a complimentary bag of popcorn and purchase hot chocolate before perusing trinkets such as holiday-themed penguin statues ($17) and sterling-silver earrings ($22) in the farm's old-barn-bound gift shop. Santa is available for pictures on the weekends, providing an open-air venue for claustrophobic wish lists.
Sam's Express Car Wash smothers the interiors and exteriors of autos with dirt-purging soaps, hand waxes, and fabric-cleaning treatments. In the ultimate wash, exterior frames shed their grimy highway souvenirs, undercarriages are bereft of clingy debris, and wheels regain the luster of General Patton's collection of Zippo lighters. Applications of triple-foam polish and clear-coat conditioning wax secure the veneer and restore a showroom shine. The express detail blankets exteriors in Express spray hand wax, which acts as a bouncer that stands guard against UV damage, dirt, and road salt. Detailers then shampoo the rug and alchemize filthy consoles and dashes into sparkling surfaces.
Ace Pilot Training's flight instructors prepare students for private licenses and commercial licenses for any vehicle capable of lifting itself off the ground. They combine on-the-ground classroom instruction with flight simulators emulating the latest cockpits, before putting students behind the controls of an actual small plane or helicopter. Students attend multi-class courses that result in various levels of certification for specific classes of aircraft.
At Champion Elite Detailing, certified and licensed staff members purge automobiles during interior and exterior detailing services. They're well versed in handling luxury vehicles, and go about their jobs with tools including paint sealant, horsehair brushes, and instruments that help eliminate unwanted window tinting, odor, and pet hair.
Situated just two miles from Philadelphia International Airport, Colonial Airport Parking houses vehicles in a 1,500-space, fenced-in facility that is secured by stadium lighting and a 24-hour staff who has 50 years of experience in the parking industry. Travelers can opt to self-park or leave their car with a valet. Once they’ve secured their spot, spacious shuttles that run continuously will transport them to their terminal. For customers who choose valet parking, the facility offers additional services such as car washes, details, oil changes, and Pennsylvania state emissions inspections while cars are parked on the premises.