Like the ocean beneath it, the sky is vast, blue, and full of untapped ad space for extreme-sports drinks. Sail aboard a soaring craft before it's inevitably filled with advertisements with today's Groupon: for $129, you get a three-person flight tour from Above All Aviation (a $259 value), which takes off from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
When they're not teaching flight instruction to aspiring pilots, Above All Aviation's able aeronauts conduct sightseeing journeys above Santa Barbara from aboard their fleet of safe, well-maintained Cessnas. The FAA-approved aerial scenic tour gives a 40- to 60-minute tour of the surrounding area, allowing up to three passengers to revel in the mountainous topography and independently verify the cotton content of clouds. The value of this Groupon can also be applied toward the price of flight instruction.
Above All Aviation
Above All Aviation's team of pilots send clients into the sky aboard a fleet of safe, well-equipped aircraft. Fueled by more than five decades of combined aviation experience, they mold aspiring aeronauts during single, one-hour training lessons, or during full curriculums that end with a student earning his or her pilot's license. On-the-ground training, meanwhile, sidesteps the pesky stoplights that line California's skies with full-motion flight simulators. When they're not sowing the seeds of flight, Above All's staff captains scenic tours, enabling groups of three to see the city from heights normally reserved for birds and Icarus’ ghost.