When winter unfurls its wings and flaps languidly through the air, commandeer a helicopter and pursue it into the sky, harpoon in hand with today's Groupon: for $299, you get a one-hour scenic charter helicoptor flight for two over New York City from Awesome Flight (a $600 value). Operating out of the Westchester County Airport, Awesome Flight's helicopter charter service soars on a reputation of upholding the highest FAA safety standards while arranging high-altitude viewings of scenic splendor. Owner Keith Vitolo's R44 Raven II performs levitating maneuvers with David Blaine–like ease before hovering above iconic New York City landmarks. Breeze over the Rockefeller Estate before challenging the Statue of Liberty to a whistling contest. The tour includes ancestral fly-bys of Ellis Island and mid-aerial views showcasing the Empire State Building's excellent posture. Relax in a spacious helicopter cabin chock-full of defogging amenities, leather seats, XM Radio, and more. Along with complimentary shuttle service from White Plains Train Station to Westchester County Airport, this Groupon also rises to a range of occasions, including anniversaries and marriage proposals.
Awesome Flight was featured in the New York Times.