What You'll Get
With pterodactyl hang gliding starting to fade in popularity, partially due to the absence of pterodactyls for the last 65 million years, humans have had to turn to other forms of flight to satisfy aerial urges. Try one such option for the open skies with today's Groupon: for $225, you get a 30-minute aerial adventure on a T-6 airplane from Gauntlet Warbirds, based out of the Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove (a $390 value).
The T-6 airplane flight lets passengers experience military-style maneuvers in a plane used as a training aircraft during World War II. The two-hour experience involves a 30-minute voyage into the wild blue yonder. The voyage kicks off with one of Gauntlet Warbirds' certified instructor pilots sitting down with you to discuss and design an ideal flight, complete with however many wingovers, tailslides, 360-degree rolls, torque rolls, snap rolls, and maki rolls you prefer. After strapping on flight gear and taking to the sky, passengers can either let the instructor pilot the plane or grab the controls themselves, steering the bird under the instructor's tutelage. Once the plane has returned to terra firma, you are free to snap sweet photos with the stunning aircraft while still wearing your flight gear.
An airborne adventure with Gauntlet Warbirds makes an ideal holiday gift or provides a thrilling return to the sky for that special someone in your life whose angel wings were accidentally removed during a hernia procedure. Take to the sidewalks of the stratosphere with a flight from Gauntlet Warbirds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only, subject to weather. 36-hour cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. 260 lbs. weight max. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.