Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with today's Groupon: for $189, you get a fall-foliage helicopter tour for up to three people from Independence Helicopters (up to a $450 value). Tours depart from Northeast Philadelphia Airport and the experience lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Today’s deal does not include sales tax, gratuity, or a $5 fuel charge.
Independence Helicopters’ knowledgeable, certified pilots whisk patrons up into the friendly skies, pointing out historic landmarks and scenic sights along the way. Customers can pile into an illustrious, bubble-windowed whirlybird and soar above the Delaware River, taking in spectacular views of the city skyline, the Battleship New Jersey, Boat House Row, the Philadelphia Zoo, and its behind-the-scenes puppeteers. With room enough for up to three people, guests can ooh and ahh at the seasonal fall colors, which strut their stuff in hues of red, orange, gold, and the recently added mauve. Safety is Independence Helicopters’ top priority, and crewmembers regularly clean and inspect the fleet to keep it well above FAA standards.
9800 Ashton Rd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114