Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Learn to fly the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon: for $165, you get a one-hour Christmas-lights tour for up to three from Business Aircraft Services, LLC (up to a $525 value). Flights depart from Fort Worth Spinks Airport.
The experienced pilots of Business Aircraft Services, LLC soar over the Dallas–Fort Worth area, providing aerial views of its iridescent spread of Christmas lights. In preparation for an hour in the sky, mentors summarize their aeronautic experience before briefing duos on the workings, safety features, and dietary habits of the Cessna 172 aircraft. Passengers chart their own courses, though guides are on hand to suggest such bastions of yuletide radiance as Highland Park Village, Mira Vista, and downtown Fort Worth. Once the metallic falcon is fully flapping its wings, participants gaze down at patterns of colored lights, which glimmer against the dark backdrop of the landscape like fallen constellations.