From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $299, you get a plaza-lights helicopter tour for three and a champagne reception from KC Copters (a $750 value).
Founded by local TV news chopper reporter Johnny Rowlands, KC Copters shepherds air-traveling trios high above the nocturnal Kansas City skyline. FAA-authorized plaza-lights tours commence at Downtown Airport's Signature Flight Support, where guests partake in a private champagne reception as decadent as a mink outfitted in chocolate-covered $100 bills. Next, gravity-defying groups whisk into the night sky for 20-minute sojourns, which delight passengers with sweeping views of the glistening plaza-lights display and the holiday animations at the Marriott Hotel. Voyagers can also fix sights on the mayoral yuletide conifer as the aerial steed makes a pass over the Crown Center complex or rebel against the holiday spirit by hurling grinch-like threats at passing birds.
KC Copters, A Johnny Rowlands Company
Veteran reporter Johnny Rowlands is known not only for his real-time traffic reports, breaking news coverage, and tornado chasing but also his immaculate flying record as a news-copter pilot. With more than 20,000 hours of incident-free flying under his belt, he opened KC Copters with a “flying smart” mentality that emphasizes enhanced safety. Using Johnny’s safety-oriented protocol, professional pilots lead tours, lessons, and Flight lesson samplers in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters.
95% of 85 customers recommend
“Fantastic experience. Period.”
“Better directions, we couldn't find where you were at and actually left and got a call from you guys asking if we were coming. Other than that, the experience was...”
“Better directions, we couldn't find where you were at and actually left and got a call from you guys asking if we were coming. Other than that, the experience was awesome. Thank you.”
“Outstanding service and experience. Johnny greeted us, chatted a few minutes and took pictures. Dusty the pilot was friendly, awesome, took pictures, video. This...”
“Outstanding service and experience. Johnny greeted us, chatted a few minutes and took pictures. Dusty the pilot was friendly, awesome, took pictures, video. This was TOTALLY worth it, and recommend it. I did it as a surprise, and one passenger was 6 years old and loved it.”
1001 NW Lou Holland Dr.
Kansas City, Missouri 64116