For $85, today's side deal gets you either a biplane or glider ride over the breathtaking expanse of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park from Acadia Air Tours (up to a $155 value). Two people can fit in each plane, so invite your best pal or most attractive random stranger to purchase a Groupon for themselves and bring them along for the ride, so long as your combined weight is under 400 pounds. Individuals more than 275 pounds may be prohibited from flying. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hearken back to the days when aviators wore scarves and goggles to fight King Kong with a flight in the clank-tankerous biplane, or experience sailing on a whisper with the silent glider. With the biplane, you'll swoop over the north tip of Frenchman's Bay, slip eastward down the shoreline of Mt. Dessert Island, and head over the town of Bar Harbor, the Egg Rock lighthouse, the Otter Cliffs, and back over Somes Sound before gently touching down. With the glider, you will soar up to 2,500 feet over Acadia National Park before smoothly descending back to earth. The biplane version lasts about 25 minutes and the glider 10–15 minutes. Depending on the season, you'll also be able to spot waves shimmering in the shallows.
Biplane Rides Over Atlanta
Biplane Rides Over Atlanta, Inc.'s practiced pilots leap into the air in fully restored antique aircraft to grant passengers a glimpse of natural and manmade majesties from above. In the open-air cockpit of a classic antique biplane, adventurers can taste the whipping winds of high altitudes over Downtown Atlanta, glimpsing Turner Field, the Georgia Dome, and Centennial Olympic Park, where the Farmer's Almanacs of previous eras are put out to pasture. Alternately, they can surmount the igneous crown of Stone Mountain and soar above the Mississippi riverboats that dot the surrounding lakes, or gently flit over the cityscape bathed in a golden aura during a romantic sunset flight.
968 Bar Harbor Rd.
Trenton, Maine 04605Get Directions