There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get an Awesome Combo helicopter tour from Applebee Aviation (a $299 value). Tours depart for Mt. St. Helens from the Eco-Park Resort in Toutle.
Applebee Aviation takes passengers skyward and unites them with scenic views of Mt. St. Helens and the surrounding vistas. FAA 135–certified operators commit themselves to safety while piloting Applebee Aviation's fleet across the Pacific Northwest's expanse of forests, mountains, and sasquatch colonies. During the Awesome Combo tour, passengers will experience speeds of up to 155 miles per hour as the sky-scathing aircraft cruises toward the massive volcano. Passengers are encouraged to take advantage of photo opportunities as the helicopter explores aerial avenues above the crater and then takes an extended flight over the blast zone area. The tour will culminate with a close approach to the crater's mouth, during which customers can take close-up pictures or perform geological dental exams.
All of Applebee Aviation's flights are conducted on a weather-permitting basis and are subject to availability. Customers are required to schedule a reservation with a range of desired dates, the total number of passengers, and the approximate combined weight of all passengers. Buy four Groupons to take a private flight with friends or Applebee Aviation will pair singles and couples in each tour to make sure all available seats are filled and to prevent passing birds from attempting to stowaway.