There are few things as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans invented airplanes and why penguins constantly try to sabotage them by climbing into their jet engines. Feel the freedom of the skies with this Groupon.
- $39 for an 80-minute flight simulator session (an $89 value)
Fly The Dream
It's difficult to tell the difference between real fighter planes and Fly The Dream's seven F-16 simulators, since both supply white-knuckle thrills, though the latter never leaves the ground. Each simulator is equipped with 12 monitors that create a 180-degree field of vision, as well as computerized Heads-Up Displays so pilots can engage foes in dogfights or seek out aerial drive-thru burger joints. Everything about the simulator is geared to replicate flying a real F-16, down to the replica ejection seats, combat rudder pedals, and joysticks with force sensors. While the experience may seem real, pilots need not feel the weight of operating a multi-million dollar machine or fear accidentally wandering into a no-fly zone, as difficulty levels can be adjusted for everyone from beginners to experts.