From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get an aerobic thrill ride flight from Pitts Training in conjunction with Arizona Aviation Flight Services in Mesa (a $245 value). This deal must be redeemed between May 7 and May 15, 2011. A local leader in pilot training, aircraft rental, and aircraft maintenance, Arizona Aviation Flight Services has teamed up with Pitts Training to promote a gravity-defying airborne adventure. Check “become an indomitable daredevil” off the bucket list with this up to 25-minute excursion, during which clouds will be confused and earthbound onlookers will be astonished with loops, spins, barrel rolls, and jumping jacks in a Pitts S-2B stunt plane. Navigated confidently through the blue yonder by a professional stunt pilot, rides can be customized to passengers' individual thrill thresholds, as well as their stomachs' tolerance for loop-de-loops.
Arizona Aviation is based out of historic Falcon Field Airport, where members of the British Royal Air Force trained to receive their stiff upper wings during World War II. The flight school benefits from Arizona's desert sunsets, mountainous vistas, and an arid climate that offers 330-plus days of ideal flying weather, Arizona Aviation’s daring flight makes a one-of-a-kind birthday or anniversary gift, an ideal setting in which to write one’s wedding vows, or an airtight hiding spot for professional hide-and-seek players.