What You'll Get
Although hot air balloons once roamed the plains of North America wild, they were eventually hunted nearly to extinction by profiteers who sold their brightly colored pelts as circus tents. Commune with floating fauna with today's Groupon: for $240, you get a two-person hot air balloon flight with a champagne toast from Go Hot Air Ballooning, located in Broken Arrow (a $500 value). Go Hot Air Ballooning takes aeronauts into the skies of northeastern Oklahoma for beautiful natural vistas from a one-of-a-kind vantage point. After confirming favorable weather conditions, usually the night before the flight, ballooners will meet at a takeoff point chosen by the pilot, then gracefully drift into the sky aboard their bulbous transport. As the balloon sails along on a three-hour flight, a chase team follows to convey passengers back to the launch site after landing. A champagne toast is included in the experience to help flyers celebrate their victory over gravity and its inventor, Sir Isaac Newton.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required at least 2 weeks in advance; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation or fee up to Groupon price may apply at appointment. Must sign waiver. Launch site may vary. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Go Hot Air Ballooning
As a basket drifts against the twilight, the only sound one can hear is a burner whispering to invisible gas, commanding it to push the carriage higher into the evening sky. At Go Hot Air Ballooning, flights stay close enough to the ground to witness deer wandering the earth, and each excursion—from private rides to tethered convoys—takes off with passengers' well-being in mind. An FAA-licensed pilot with more than 20 years of ballooning experience—and a perfect safety record—takes the helm of each flight, personally confirming each reservation and watching up-to-date weather reports to ensure safe flight conditions. Though the in-air portion lasts only an hour, most journeys take up to four hours in all, allowing passengers to witness such behind-the-scenes action as the pilot inflating the entire balloon with his lungs.