With federally licensed flight instructors, quality ground facilities, and well-maintained aircraft, Tri-State's flight school provides a stable base for serious students or an enabling experience for those simply following mankind's innate urge to fly. Amateur aviators spend the first half of the lesson on the ground learning the principles of flight, including basic aerodynamics and how the craft works. Before takeoff students assist in the preflight inspection, then help check the weight and balance to ensure the plane is in shape to fly and has finished its vegetables. During flight, students will be allowed to briefly take the controls and pilot the plane, and then review their voyage in a postflight debrief.
Don Davis Aviation provides tours and flight training to budding barnstormers. During the one-hour tour, an experienced pilot will take an airborne apprentice and two friends on a tour in a Diamond DA40 plane over the woods, lakes, and rivers of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
Indianapolis Sports Car Rental sweetens the thrill of driving a sports car by eliminating the commitment involved with buying one. The company puts drivers temporarily behind the wheel of automobiles such as the Chevrolet Camaro SS, a 400-horsepower beauty that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The company's 24-hour rentals provide transportation for weddings or special events, and longer rentals facilitate weekend trips or journeys across the state.
Located near Hoosier National Park, Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging teems with the area's wildlife, including ospreys, loons, herons, and the elusive bald eagle. Climb aboard the marina's new 60-foot Patoka Voyager for a two-hour tour of the picturesque lake and relax as a guide takes you along the scenic shoreline, detailing Patoka Lake's history and singing children’s lullabies. There's a cash bar available, as well as indoor or outdoor seating. Though not included in today's Groupon, the Patoka Grill stands there ready to fuel up tour-goers before or after the trip. Those who prefer the thrill of catching their own dinner can cast their lines in the lake for bass, bluegill, catfish, and walleye.
Sports Fun Tours transports allows fans to follow to their favorite sports squadrons all across the nation, offering round-trip tours that include transportation, lodging, and tickets to the games. Diamond seekers can choose from several upcoming baseball adventures, including the Florida Spring Training trip (March 14–20), which includes round-trip bus or van transportation, six nights at a motel, and seven spring training games ($859). Stay in the Midwest to watch part-cyborg, part-wildebeest Albert Pujols in a Reds vs. Cardinals regular season game on April 23 in St. Louis ($69 adult, $49 child), as Sportsfan will take care of the round-trip bus transportation and your ticket to the game. Go online to check out a full list of upcoming expeditions, and call Sports Fun Tours to reserve a spot on the trip of your choice.