There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon to Higher Ground Helicopters in Middletown. Choose between the following options:
- For $149, you get a hands-on demo flight for one (a $300 value).
- For $279, you get a helicopter tour of Cincinnati for two (a $600 value).<p>
Higher Ground Helicopters’ pilots chauffeur passengers through stunning air tours of Cincinnati and bolster guests’ piloting resumés with one-on-one flying lessons. A half hour of ground training educates air rookies on the basics of helicopter safety, flight controls, and right-of-way etiquette at four-way stop signs in the clouds. Afterward, trainees board a helicopter for 30 minutes of hands-on flying experience with a certified flight instructor. If students wish to pursue the art of helicopter piloting after their airborne introduction, the half hour of flight time can be applied toward certification.
Pairs who opt for a private air tour receive a 30-minute briefing before ascending skyward to admire Cincinnati’s skyline, marveling at the Carew Tower and trying to catch stray home runs from the Great American Ball Park. Helicopters may also follow the shimmering veins of the city’s rivers on their way back to headquarters.
Higher Ground Helicopters
Under the guidance of founder Chad Fath, the licensed helicopter pilots and instructors at Higher Ground Helicopters take visitors on scenic 'copter rides above the city as well as train students to become full-fledged pilots. Flight training lessons take place in the evenings to accommodate busy adult schedules, with the goal of turning inexperienced students into certified professionals within 10 to 18 months. For guests on the fence about flying, Higher Ground offers hands-on demos, which consist of 30 minutes of ground training and 30 minutes of piloting in the air. For guests who simply wish to enjoy the scenery, Higher Ground's expert pilots host scenic tours that showcase the Cincinnati skyline.