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. Watch the new-fashioned way to fly with today's Groupon: for $5, you get one ticket to the Denton Airshow on Saturday, June 18 in Denton (up to a $10 value).
The four-hour Denton Airshow showcases the aeronautical acrobatics of a bevy of exciting aircraft, including exhibitions from the U.S. Navy—at the helm of a flock of F/A-18F Super Hornets—and the U.S. Air Force, piloting F-16 Vipers. Attendees can arrive when the gates open at 9 a.m. to ensure a picture-perfect view for performers such as Tony Wood and his aerobatic Sukhoi SU-26M, as well as Scott Lane engaging in hot-shot stunts in his Pitts S2B, from tight-rolls at 200 miles per hour to applying mustard to a hot dog while in a tumbling free fall. The show also features a variety of civilian performers showcasing their own planes, as well as a search-and-rescue demonstration from the U.S. Coast Guard. Other aircraft scheduled to appear include a CH-47D Chinook helicopter and an AN-2P Colt.
In addition to stratospheric spectacles, the show features a variety of more hands-on entertainment, such as rides in a historic B-25 bomber or C-47 military transport plane. Those attending early will have the opportunity to dine with the pilots, who will mingle with the spectators, share aviation jokes over plates of breakfast foods (not included in the Groupon), and show off their obedient planes' ability to "roll over" and catch Frisbees.