The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.
$149 for a 90-Minute Scenic Flight Tour Over Los Angeles for Two ($369 Value)
Passengers choose between the Conejo Valley, Mt. Lee, and Santa Monica Pier scenic flights, with each showcasing the grandeur of Los Angeles from a fixed-wing single-engine airplane while onlookers clink glasses of wine or champagne. Though all three trips take off from Van Nuys airport, they diverge greatly after takeoff: the Conejo Valley flight heads west to offer views of the California coastline, the rolling hills of Malibu, Malibu Pier, Pepperdine University, Zuma Canyon, and finally the city of Westlake. The Santa Monica Pier flight heads southbound over locales including Marina del Rey, LAX, the Getty Center, and Stone Canyon Reservoir. The Mt. Lee flight heads eastbound toward the San Fernando Valley, Universal Studios, and Dodgers Stadium, with an opportunity to snap close-up shots of the Hollywood sign. The 90-minute tour time includes a preflight safety briefing and route orientation, as well as time to enjoy beverages and get to know the crew; the actual flight lasts about 35 minutes.
Air Tours LA
Air Tours LA sends its patrons soaring into the airspace above Los Angeles for reasons that range from the beauteous views only available on high to the in-flight instruction necessary to teach the next generation of pilots. A fixed-wing single-engine airplane becomes the gravity-scoffing vantage point from which passengers take in the panoramic views during any of the eight different scenic flights. Depending on the route chosen, passengers can point out Santa Monica Pier, marvel at Downtown LA’s twinkling skyline, and pose like Orion for stargazers at Griffith Observatory. The squadron's Discovery Flights hand control of the steering column over to the passengers, allowing them to enjoy the freedom of flight while an experienced pilot oversees their safety.