The Wright Brothers originally intended to use the airplane not for transportation, but to experience the sensation of skinning and tanning a deer at 15,000 feet. Travel on Wilbur's tannery-in-the-sky with today's Groupon: for $200, you get a 45-minute sightseeing flight over Chicago plus a champagne toast for two people (a $400 value) with Blue Sky Taxi, operating out of the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling and the Signature Terminal of West Chicago Dupage Airport.
Experts in aviary exploration, Blue Sky Taxi's pilots whisk lovers, families, or youth-soccer players away on tours that follow the flightpath of your choosing. The flight over Chicago, which is pushed by little flying cupids, can whiz over Wrigley Field, breeze by your home, or make the Willis Tower look like a loaf of french bread. Flight times and space are limited.