What You'll Get
While Leonardo da Vinci's theories of helicopter flight had merit, his claim that Italy was nothing more than a hard salami riding on the back of a giant pterodactyl never held up to scrutiny. Spin skyward on the wings of sound science with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a 15-minute helicopter ride for three from DWTA (a $454 value).
Combining the thrill of flying with sightseeing's picturesque panoramas, DWTA's experienced pilots escort fledgling fliers through airborne helicopter adventures. During the 15-minute flight—which takes off from DWTA's hangar at Mid-Continent Airport—up to three passengers drink in the scenic spectacle high above downtown Wichita from the safe confines of FAA-certified touring choppers. As DWTA's seasoned swooper guides the copter around low-hanging clouds or midair time portals, aspiring aviators snap keepsake photographs of landmarks. Take home memories of the city's bustling skyline views and Old Town's collection of rooftop discotheques.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. No more than 280lbs per seat. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About DWTA Helicopters
Most folks take their dates to a fancy restaurant or a movie theater, but DWTA Helicopters can lead couples to romance at a less conventional locale: the sky. The FAA- and DOT-certified commercial-aircraft carrier whisks guests upward on intimate flights for two, airborne tours of wintertime’s holiday light displays, and jaunts geared toward aerial photography and videography sessions. Flights launch in 30 minutes or less, and the veteran pilots chart their courses with satellite navigation and tracking systems, rather than just following the biggest and strongest seagull. Those who aspire to become pilots themselves can learn skills at the carrier’s ground school, which prepares them for the FAA pilot exam and welcomes them to the skies with an included discovery flight.