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.
$164 for Helicopter Flight Package for Up to Three People (Up to $329 Value)
Up to three patrons soar above downtown Ottawa during a six-minute helicopter ride (customers can add four additional minutes to their midair jaunt for an additional $60 fee) before acquainting themselves with Canada’s aerial history at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Including prep, the entire included flight experience lasts for 10 minutes. Afterward, participants compare their real life airborne experience with a 20-minute flight simulator that replicates a journey from Rockcliffe Airport to Gatineau in a Cessna airplane.
Familiar places such as Gatineau, the Ottawa River, and the Hull Casino shrink as the R44 helicopter speeds up to 180 km/h above the Ottawa area. Pilots and their headset-clad passengers peer out the aircraft’s large, panoramic windows during such year-round flights that range from 10 minutes to an hour. Héli-Tremblant's personalized tours whisk passengers away to special events, and aerial photography and filming sessions accommodate homeowners and real estate agents craving overhead shots of their backyard polar bear tank. In addition to sightseers, pilots escort jetsetters on chartered flights anywhere in Canada and offer transfer flights between Ottawa and Montreal.