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Whirlybird houses up to four passengers to see Seattle landmarks in miniature in 18–20-minute scenic helicopter tours.

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Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr advance reservation required; subject to availability. Must be 2 or older. 600lb total passenger weight max for 3-person option; 900lb weight max for 4-person option; 300lb individual weight max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If clouds were eggs, then helicopters would be humanity's whisks, whipping up huge fluffy omelets that would make the sky smell funny after prolonged sun exposure. Put helicopters to more elegant use with today's Groupon to Choose between the following options:

  • For $135, you and up to two guests get an 18–20-minute helicopter tour of downtown Seattle (a $272.50 value)
  • For $235, you and up to three guests get an 18–20-minute helicopter tour of downtown Seattle (a $390 value) places ground dwellers inside the ascending body of an enormous whirlybird for a visual picnic of Seattle's most eye-pleasing landmarks. The beautiful sights of the city unfold as if part of a mini model world where tiny athletes compete in small-scale sports stadiums, miniature boats dock at the Elliott Bay Marina, and a still-enormous Space Needle pokes through the clouds like Jack's futuristic beanstalk. The gravity-defying helicopter ride follows Route A, which hovers over Seattle's downtown stadiums, the needle, Lake Union, Lake Washington, the University of Washington, Fishermen's Terminal, and other landmarks. Helicopters afford truly spectacular views for human eyes longing for their former life inside a seagull. Tours are also available in Japanese and Spanish. by Classic Helicopter Corp

High above Seattle, one of Classic Helicopter Corp's Bell 206B-3 JetRanger turbine choppers hovers in midair. Maneuvering like a hummingbird, it whisks passengers toward the famous Space Needle that was used to crochet the entire Seattle skyline. The helicopter then flies over the downtown waterfront and heads to Snoqualmie Falls, where it pauses at the edge of the churning water. During tours like these, Classic Helicopter Corp's pilots share facts in English, Japanese, and Spanish. The experts can point out such sights as Bill Gates' house and sports stadiums.

Those who wish to maneuver their own space birds can sign up for flight school and obtain such certifications as a private rotocraft pilot or an astro instrument trainer. Charter services facilitate romantic and exciting excursions to such locales as the San Juan Islands or Semiahmoo.

Customer Reviews

We had a wonderful time. It was a perfect trip for our 6 year old. He loved it. The pilot was very nice. Helicopter is small so if you are significantly over weight you may be uncomfortable in the small space.
Lisa K. · August 29, 2012
Todd was great and he made our experience really memorable.
Raj B. · January 2, 2012
It was fun and not scary at all. Loved it.
Tatyana A. · December 26, 2011

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