A scenic flight is a nice way to take in a bird’s-eye view of the area, as well as a cloud’s-eye view and a catapulted-man’s-eye view. Breathe in the sights with today’s Groupon: for $85, you get a scenic flight tour from Arizona Aviation Flight Services in Mesa (a $179 value). Flights average around 40–45 minutes, but specific flight times depend on air traffic and weather conditions.
Arizona Aviation Flight Services’ small craft overpasses the stunning sights found north of Mesa, such as Red Mountain and Superstition Mountains. The flight aboard a Cessna aircraft provides panoramic views of landscape, cloudscapes, and lakes, as well as the chance to watch pilots up close. The instructors will chat throughout the flight, sharing knowledge of sights and cockpit etiquette, such as when to press the Do Not Press button.