Before airplanes, the only way humans could hope to gain an aerial perspective of their surroundings was through astral projection or being launched from a trebuchet. Explore the avian world more easily with today's Groupon to Air Tours Texas. Choose between two options:
- For $299, you get a two-person, 75-minute sunset flight (a $650 value).
- For $235, you get a two-person, one-hour hill country tour (a $495 value).
Air Tours Texas and its dedicated pilots sweep passengers away in swift new planes for expertly guided airborne journeys. An aerial perspective proffers little-seen views of private ranches and canyons, as well as the tops of hills deemed too intimidating to approach by land. Perfect for couples celebrating an anniversary or first successful ramen casserole, the sunset flight allows two people to celebrate themselves, the air, and the ceaseless rotation of the earth all at once. Ensconced in plush leather seats, passengers watch the dipping sun cast rosy orange and pink hues over Texas hill country, imbuing the rolling terrain with a muted blush while splashing color on the surfaces of shimmering lakes. At the end, espy the glittering lights of Austin or San Antonio in a 3-D Lite-Brite tableau. During the hill country tour, pilots fly lucky pairs over a similar landscape, albeit bathed in the dazzling light of the morning or afternoon sky fire-orb.
Both flights depart from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The sunset flight departs 30 minutes before sunset each day; call Air Tours Texas to reserve a spot for a given day. Hill country tours depart by reservation each day from 9 a.m. to 90 minutes before sunset. Since each plane holds up to five passengers, two couples may be paired on a flight, offering a chance for a unique impromptu double date.
Air Tours Texas
From 1927 until 2009, the Piper Aircraft company produced 144,000 airplanes. Of those, 90,000 are still flying. One is a 1978 single-engine Saratoga that can often be seen soaring over the hills and lakes of the Texas landscape.
Inside that Saratoga, the Air Tours Texas pilots lead up to five passengers on scenic tours and adventures, sharing scenic aerial views of Lake Travis, Canyon Lake, Austin, San Antonio, and Enchanted Rock with their awestruck human cargo. The group of pilots also offers sunset flights, stunningly romantic marriage-proposal flights, and copilot experiences that introduce aspiring pilots to flight basics.
4309 Emma Browning Ave.
Austin, Texas 78719Get Directions