Humans invented airplanes to cross great distances because birds refuse to wear saddles or stock in-flight magazines. Move modernly with this Groupon.
$149 for Flight Experience for Two ($323 Value)
- Discovery flight for two (a $258 value)
- Personalized DVD (a $65 value)<p>
The experience lasts for 90–120 minutes total, beginning with a tour of the aircraft and a chat about special requests. Each passenger gets a chance to man the controls and try steep turns while flying over the Santa Monica Pier, Malibu Hills, and scenic landmarks. Within two to four weeks, passengers receive an edited 10- to 15-minute DVD with a soundtrack and footage of themselves flying the plane. See an example here.<p>
Owned and operated by an FAA examiner, Justice Aviation's flight academy has been launching students skyward since it was founded in 1991. Instructors with an average of 2,500 hours of flight time arrange their one-on-one lessons around students' schedules, and more advanced training programs prep pupils to become professional pilots and instructors. Based at Santa Monica airport, the hub also loans out aircrafts and amiable pterodactyls from its rigorously maintained and inspected fleet.